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Muscat, May 7 (ONA) --- The Arab Regional Forum on enhancing governmental support for open educational resources at the international level kicked-off at City Seasons Hotel today under the patronage of Dr. Hamoud bin Khalfan al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Education Ministry for Education and Curricula. The two-day forum is organized by the Research Council in collaboration with UNESCO and the Commonwealth Education Organization. Dr. Ahmed al-Sa'eedi, Head of the Education and Human Resources Sector at the Research Council delivered a speech where he pointed out that there is a lack in open educational resources and due to that, UNESCO and the Commonwealth Education Organization launched an initiative to spread awareness on the importance of benefiting from open educational resources and availing an e-educational content with high quality. The forum showcases strategic opportunities for developing education through reviewing the facilities that can contribute in disseminating knowledge and building up research capacity. It also reviews legislations in this field. The forum will discuss the UNESCO proposal to hold an international conference this year to display the best practices, initiatives and world experiences in this field. The forum hosts experts, specialists and researches in this field from the Sultanate, KSA, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, UAE, France and Italy. --- Ends/ MS/ KH

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