Day First- December 2, 2017

Day First Day Second

08:00 AM

    Registration/Inauguration by State Minister, Ministry of Science of Technology - Rt. Hon. Biraj Bista

08:30 AM

    Opening session

    Mr. Krishna Hari Baskota

  • Chief Information Commissioner of Nepal
  • National Information Commission

    Heather Joseph

  • Basics of open
  • Current OA trends around the world
  • Open as an enabling strategy
  • Debunking the myth of High Impact Factor Journals
  • Why is open important
  • How open can change the face of scholarly communication

    Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh

  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health

09:30 AM

    Panel Discussion on Open Access

    Nick Shockey

  • Role of next generation of leaders/researchers in Open
  • Role of students in advancing open science
  • Community building practices
  • About OpenCon and its achievements in open space
  • Early stage researchers/researchers/students role in advancing open access around the globe and the achievements

    Leena Shah

  • Open Access in developing world
  • Status, Initiatives and way forward openness in India with respect to science and scholarship

    Kanok Monirul

  • Open Access Bangladesh
  • Achievements of OAB
  • Challenges faced

    Moderator - Roshan Karn

  • Open Access Nepal

10:50 AM

    Coffee Break

11:20 AM

    Panel Discussion on Open Education

    Nicole Allen

  • Basics of Open Education
  • Affordability/cost of textbooks
  • Open Education trends around the world and its application in Asia perspective
  • What can be done in OER in Asia
  • Open Education Resources as tools for empowerment

    Dr. Hari Prasad Lamsal

  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education

    Biswajit Mukherjee

  • International Centre for Academics

    Mostafa Azaad Kamal

  • Dean, Bangladesh Open University
  • OE future in Bangladesh and Asia and how it will bridge the persisting information divide

    Moderator - Baman Ghimire

  • Pokhara

12:50 PM


01:50 PM

    Presenation on Open Data

    Santosh Gartaula

  • Bikas Udhyami's Nepal in Data Initiative

    Susmita Das

  • Status, Challenges and Future Strategy of Open Data with respect to Research Data Sharing movement

    Dr. Sudhamshu Dahal

  • School of Arts, Kathmandu University
  • Mapping Open Data Ecosystem in Nepal

    Moderator - Kshitiz Khanal

  • Open Knowledge Nepal

02:50 PM

    Tea/Coffee Break

03:10 PM


    Kathleen Shearer

  • Sustainability, openness and innovation – creating a global knowledge commons

    Reggie Raju

  • Library as a publisher
  • Libraries role in OA/OER/OD
  • Challenges

    Harinder Kalra

  • Vice Chair, International Steering Committee, UNESCO-facilitated Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL)
  • General Secretary, Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS)
  • Governing Body Member, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC)
  • Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University

    Jagdish Aryal

  • The Social Science Baha

04:35 PM

    Activity/Country Update (Lightning Round of Presentations)

  • Adiba Anis
  • Venus Lui
  • Danyal Hayat
  • Linda Lew
  • Vrushali Dandawate
  • Xin Bi
  • Leena Shah
  • ARD Prasad
  • Baman Ghimire
  • Maryam Qonita
  • Dr. Pramod Dhakal
  • Sujit Maharjan / Mozilla
  • Arun Karki / Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN)

06:00 PM

    Summary of Day 1