The 7th edition of the WACREN Conference was held at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan from 25 to 29 April 2022. The event was hosted by the Réseau Ivoirien de Télécommunication pour l’Enseignement et la Recherche (RITER), the National Research and Education Network and the Virtual University of Côte d’Ivoire (UVCI), the public institution that fills the gaps in higher education in the country under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

The theme of the conference is: “Open Science in Africa – Connecting the Dots”, with the following sub-themes

  1. Open science strategies – policies, governance and leadership
  2. Science communication infrastructure – tools, platforms and services.
  3. Capacity building – training, communication and partnerships.