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Thursday, February 16 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Unlocking Open Science in Africa: Mentorship and Grassroot Community Building - EMEA Keynote

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Open Science has gained popularity among scientists in many regions of the world. African researchers have been sceptical for a long time, and research remains generally closed. This keynote will delve into the current state of open science in Africa, and the challenges researchers face in adopting open science practices. Dr. Kibet will share his experience as an open science advocate and mentor in Africa and explore the role of mentorship and grassroots community building in overcoming these challenges. He will talk about initiatives like OpenScienceKE, H3ABioNet, and BHKi that create awareness, empower members, and collaborate to increase the adoption of open science, information flow, resource sharing, and the visibility of African research output.

About Dr. Kibet
Dr. Caleb Kibet is a bioinformatics researcher, a lecturer, an open science advocate, and a mentor. He has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Rhodes University, South Africa. In addition to teaching bioinformatics at Pwani University, Dr. Kibet is a PostDoc at icipe, The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi. As a 2019-20 Mozilla open science fellow, he developed a research data management framework for resource-constrained regions. He is also a member of the Dryad Scientific Advisory Board and a board member of the open Bioinformatics Foundation.

Dr. Kibet is passionate about open science and reproducible bioinformatics research. He is a founder of OpenScienceKE, an initiative that promotes open approaches to bioinformatics research in Kenya, and he is involved in bioinformatics capacity building through the Human Heredity and Health for Africa Bioinformatics Network and the Eastern African Network for Bioinformatics training.

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Speakers
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Caleb Kibet

Bioinformatician, ICIPE
Caleb Kibet is a bioinformatics researcher, a lecturer, an open science advocate, and a mentor. He is currently a PostDoc at icipe and teaches bioinformatics at Pwani University. Caleb is also a founder of OpenScienceKE, an initiative that promotes open approaches to bioinformatics... Read More →

Moderators
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Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, NISO
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Thursday February 16, 2023 9:30am - 10:45am EST
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