Speaking of the [draft UNESCO recommendations](https://www.jeffpooley.com/2021/09/unesco-recommendation-on-open-science-draft/), I missed this [April announcement](https://www.coar-repositories.org/news-updates/africa-and-latin-america-agree-to-closer-collaboration-around-open-science/):

> Today, LA Referencia, RedCLARA and the three African regional research and education networks – ASREN, WACREN and UbuntuNet Alliance – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their relationship as the two continents seek to ramp up their open science activities. The aim of the collaboration is to advance open science policies, services and infrastructure that reflect the unique needs and conditions of each continent within a framework of international cooperation.

I'm sensing growing momentum around South-South cooperation to challenge the APC model that's taken partial hold in Europe and North America. Last week's OASPA conference featured a [fiery talk](https://copyright.wistia.com/medias/wmitmwacv0) by Reggie Raju, a librarian at the University of Cape Town.