Transforming Knowledge Into Action

Bringing together leading international experts and key regional stakeholders, the Annual Forum for Open Research in MENA supports the Arab world’s transition towards more accessible, sustainable and inclusive research and education models.

The 2024 Annual Forum will offer a series of carefully tailored presentations and panels addressing key themes and topics related to the advancement of Open Science policies and practices in research institutions and research communities throughout the Arab world. We are honoured to have the Qatar National Library as our Host Partner for this event, and to have the continued support and funding from the Knowledge E Foundation.

This year’s conference theme is: Transforming Knowledge Into Action. We invite librarians, researchers, policy makers, higher-education institutions to join us and work together towards a more open Arab world.

Call for Papers

Deadline: 1st of June 2024

We invite librarians, researchers, policy makers, higher-education institutions, and solutions providers to submit presentation proposals relating to the development and implementation of open science policies and practises, and the building of open science communities, in higher education institutions and libraries.

We are looking for 20 minute presentations in both English and Arabic. The first day of the programme will be for online presenters who are unable to attend the conference in person.

Why Attend?

Promising a meticulously curated program of thought-provoking and informative sessions,
and networking opportunities with peers and experts from across the region and beyond!


Become a Sponsor

We will have a limited number of exclusive sponsorship packages available to pre-selected commercial and educational organisations. Sponsoring this event will allow your organisation to build brand awareness within key regional audiences and demographics, develop new strategic partnerships, and reinforce existing relationships.



A Message From Our Founder & CEO

A Message From Our Head of Publishing

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