Topic: Embracing Open Knowledge: Preserving Diversity and Access for Future Generations
Miss Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa is the UNESCO Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Jakarta, and UNESCO Representative to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste. She will focus on the importance of collaborative approaches for advancing open knowledge and open educational resources. She will also highlight concrete initiatives from UNESCO, including the ways to address the key challenges for ensuring access to information and the preservation of our cultural heritage. Ms. Katsuno-Hayashikawa will also showcase some of the successful initiatives and partnerships that UNESCO has established with Wikimedia and other stakeholders. This lecture will be an inspiring and informative session for anyone who is interested in learning more about UNESCO’s work on education and how it aligns with Wikimedia’s mission and values.
This lecture is relevant to Wikimedia because it showcases how UNESCO’s work on education aligns with Wikimedia’s vision and mission of empowering and engaging people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. You will learn how UNESCO and Wikimedia have collaborated on various projects and initiatives that aim to improve the access, quality, and relevance of education and learning resources, such as the OER Recommendation, the Wiki4Women campaign, the Wiki Loves Monuments contest, etc.
Diversity: This lecture celebrates the diversity of learners and educators that are involved in the Wikimedia movement, which covers various domains, languages, and cultures. You will learn how UNESCO and Wikimedia have worked with various partners and stakeholders to promote inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all, especially for marginalized and disadvantaged groups, such as women, girls, refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, etc. You will also learn how to address the gaps and biases that affect the representation and participation of diverse learners and educators in the Wikimedia movement.
Collaboration: This lecture fosters collaboration by sharing the experience and challenges of UNESCO and Wikimedia in establishing and maintaining relations with various partners and stakeholders in the field of education. You will learn how to leverage on these relations to enhance the quality and quantity of education and learning resources on Wikimedia platforms. You will also learn how to collaborate with other Wikimedia communities on specific topics or tasks related to education.
Future: This lecture prepares you for the future by exposing you to the latest trends and innovations in education in the digital age. You will learn how UNESCO and Wikimedia have adapted to the changing needs and expectations of learners and educators, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on education continuity and recovery. You will also learn how to use various technologies, tools, resources, etc., to enhance your skills.