More than 60 participants from 18 countries gathered for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Regional Consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean in São Paulo, Brazil, from 3 to 4 April 2017 to discuss the role of OER in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, as part of a series of six regional consultations being held between December 2016 and May 2017.

The regional consultations are being organised by COL, in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia with the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation, in the lead up to the 2nd World OER Congress. The 2nd World OER Congress is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 18–20 September 2017. The Latin America and Caribbean Regional Consultation was generously co-hosted ​by University of Campinas.

COL is also conducting surveys for governments and stakeholders in order to establish a global understanding of national OER development.

For more information on the OER Regional Consultations and/or to contribute to the survey, visit rcoer.col.org. A report on previous regional consultation will be made available as finalised.

The transcript of the opening remarks by COL President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar and her presentation "OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action" are available on OAsis.