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  1. Introduction to LIBSENSE  - 11:00 -11:10 UTC
  2. What is happening at the national level in different countries?  What’s new - Open Science policies, repositories, community building, national coordination in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda (slides) - 11:10 - 12:10 UTC
  3. Break - 12:10 - 12-20 UTC
  4. Break out (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese) - 12:20 - 13:20 UTC

    Three breakout topics:

    1. Open Access, Open Science policies and repositories: what works and what doesn’t -  Discussion questions: If you have a policy, what things did not work upon implementation? How can that be addressed? Do you plan any policy activities (institutional/national) and how can you collaborate on this? 

    2. Repository infrastructure and services: how to build cohesiveness across layers of local, national and regional services - Discussion questions: Does your institutional repository connect with national, regional and international services? If so how? What are the barriers? What's the status of your national/regional repository discussions? What are the roadblocks? 

    3. Communities of practice: how to strengthen open science communities in Africa - Discussion questions: By what mechanisms do you interact with your peers/colleagues in your country? How can that be improved?

  5. Report back - 13:20 -13:40 UTC
  6. Next steps - 13:40 - 14:00 UTC