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A GOSC African Capacity Building Workshop Commenced in Kenya


On February 1st, the 2024 GOSC technical training workshop commenced in Kenya, Africa. Facilitated by the GOSC International Programme Office (GOSC IPO), this training workshop is jointly supported by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CNIC, CAS), African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), and Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA). Around 25 local trainees gathered at the event, representing a diverse range of backgrounds including computer sciences, mathematics, engineering, climate change, agriculture, etc.

Under the theme "Cloud Federation Technology and Demonstration Towards Open Science and SDGs," this training workshop empowers participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively contribute to the GOSC initiative and open science practices within the African region. Over two days, CSTCloud technical experts deliver presentations on the GOSC technical framework and conduct hands-on sessions covering key cloud federation technologies and software, such as the YunKun system, iHarbor, and EVCloud. Furthermore, showcases demonstrate the application in selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cases.

"We hope this opportunity will amplify both sides' influence on the broader global open science landscape, contributing to innovative and sustainable solutions for shared challenges. This is just the beginning of our future collaborations between China and Africa," said Prof. Jianhui LI, GOSC CAS PI. As the first GOSC training series conducted in Africa, this capacity-building workshop will strive to strengthen regional collaboration in network connections, infrastructure accessibility, and the flow of data, tools, and knowledge within the GOSC community (Xueting LI, Lili ZHANG). 

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Onsite Venue

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Available from: http://english.cnic.cas.cn/nws/events/202402/t20240202_656989.html