KACST is participating in UNESCO meeting to confront Coronavirus

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in coordination with the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science participated in the virtual meeting held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently with the participation of ministers and officials from member countries around the world, where during the meeting the importance of international cooperation in the scientific field was discussed, and work on increased investment in its derivatives with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The meeting, in which the President of KACST, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Faris, discussed the development and adoption of a “recommendation” for activating the “open science” initiative that aims to enable everyone to access the available scientific information and data without financial fees, while submitting new proposals and working to bring those interested in Science and knowledge fields.

The recommendation also includes a commitment to improve science production and dissemination methods in all countries of the world, and the process of drafting the recommendation is likely to come in a balanced and comprehensive manner with the cooperation of all concerned parties by the year 2021.

It is noteworthy that the global scientific community works to address the emergency caused by the spread of the virus by participating in research results and making them available and providing all parties with guidance information about the virus.