The Open Educational Resources (OER) Regional Consultation for the Middle East and North Africa brought 42 participants from 12 countries together in Doha, Qatar, from 27 to 28 February 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 Middle East and North Africa Regional Consultation was generously co-hosted by Reach Out to Asia, a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

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. Reports on regional consultations will be made available as finalised.