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15th Regional EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Awareness Workshop (April 6-7, 2011 – Sudan) – Agenda available!

A workshop organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 project (primary Sigma Orionis, Makerere University, TWAS and AUF) under the aegis of the European Commission (DG INFSO, International Relations Unit) and with the support of the Khartoum University.

Venue: Al Salam Rotana Hotel, Khartoum (Sudan)

Dates: April 6-7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6
  • 8:30 Welcome of participants (registrations and welcome coffee)
  • 9:30 Introductory speech
    Chaired by Sahar Alamin, Broadcaster, UN Radio Station, Republic of Sudan
  • 9:40 Opening ceremony
    Chaired by Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda and Regional Focus Point for Eastern Africa, EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Project
  •   Prof. El-Siddig A. E.  El-Sheikh, Vice Chancellor, University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
  •   Heiberg Claus, Councellor, European Union Delegation to Sudan
  •   HE. Teresa Siricio Iro, State Minister of ICT, Republic of Sudan
  • 10:30 Coffee/Tea break (networking and media interaction)
  • 11:00 Keynote speaker
  •   Izzeldin Kamil Amin, General Manager, National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) & CITMC Representative, Republic of Sudan
    Programs_and_projects_for_the_development_of_the_ICT_sector_in_Africa_-_Status_and_perspectives.pdf
  • 11:15 S&T/ICT Research in North and East Africa - Opportunities, challenges & successes
    Chaired by Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman, CEO, Sudanese Universities Information Network (SUIN), Republic of Sudan
  • 11:15 Dr. Bazara Imam Barry, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
    Internet_capacity_in_Africa_-_Current_challenges_and_future_possibilities.pdf
  • 11:25 Leila Azouz Saidane, Director, National School of Sciences and Informatics, Republic of Tunisia
    Research_panorama_on_ICT.pdf
  • 11:35 Eric Mwangi, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MoHEST), Kenya
    The_current_S&T_ICT_Initiatives_Focusing_on_Socio_-_Economic_Development_in_Africa–opportunities_for_North_and_Eastern_cooperation.pdf
  •   Q&A Session
  • 12:00 Introduction to the European Union Framework Programme 7 for Research & Development, ICT theme (EU FP7/ICT) and introduction to the EuroAfrica-ICT.org initiative
  • 12:00 Karine Valin, Managing Director, Sigma Orionis, France & Coordinator, EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Project
    Introduction_to_FP7-ICT.pdf
  • 12:45 Idris A. Rai, Professor, School of Computing and IT, Makerere University, Uganda & Regional Focus Point for Eastern Africa, EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Project
    Introduction_to_the_EuroAfrica-ICT.org_initiative.pdf
  • 13:00 Lunch break & networking
  • 14:00 Euro-African S&T/ICT collaborative projects - Situation & perspectives
    Chaired by Sami Mohamed Sharif, Dean Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
  • 14:00 Dr. Hisham Abushama, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
    A_Sudanese_perspective.pdf
  • 14:30 Jude Lubega, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
    A_Ugandan_perspective.pdf
  • 14:45 Participating in FP7/ICT collaborative projects - Experience & lessons learned
    Chaired by Bazara Imam Barry, CO, Sudanese Universities Information Networks (SUIN), Republic of Sudan
  • 15:00 Segopotso Moshapo, Researcher, SAP/Meraka Unit for Technology Development, South Africa
    Lessons_learned_from_South_African_participation_in_EU_Framework_Programme.pdf
  • 15:15 Walid Barhoumi, Assistant Professor, Superior School of Technology and Computing, Tunisia
    Participation_of_Tunisia_in_ICT-FP7_projects_-_Networks_and_good_practices.pdf
  • 15:30 Idris A. Rai, Professor, School of Computing and IT, Makerere University, Uganda
    Experience_in_collaborative_FP7_projects.pdf
  •   Q&A Session
  • 16:00 Coffee/Tea break & networking
  • 16:30 Birds-of-a-feather sessions - Introduction to session objectives, selection of four ICT Research themes, Nomination of group facilitators/rapporteurs, and constitution of groups
    Moderated by Idris A. Rai, Professor, School of Computing and IT, Makerere University, Uganda & Regional Focus Point for Eastern Africa, EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Project
    Introduction_to_Birds-of-a-feather_session.pdf
  •   A "Birds-of-a-Feather” (BoF) session is an informal meet-up at conferences or workshops where attendees group together based on a shared interest and carry out discussions without any pre-planned agenda.
  • 17:30 End of Day 1
  • 20:30 Networking dinner sponsored by the University of Khartoum

Thursday, April 7
  • 8:00 Welcome of participants (welcome coffee)
  • 8:30 Birds-of-a-feather sessions - Working group discussions (4 breakout sessions)
  •   Organisation: Laura De Nale, EuroAfrica-ICT Project Assistant, Sigma Orionis, France & Deborah Namirembe, EuroAfrica-ICT Project Assistant, Makerere University, Uganda
  •   Thematic session: e-Learning, Facilitated by Jude Lubega, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
  •   Thematic session: e-Health, Facilitated by Gada Kadoda, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University ok Khartoum, Sudan
  •   Thematic session: e-Governance, Facilitated by Prof. Izzeldin Osman, Chair, Research Committee, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
  •   Thematic session: Mobile applications, Facilitated by Dr. Huda El Hag, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • 10:30 Coffee/Tea break
  • 11:00 Birds-of-a-feather sessions - Working group discussions (plenary session)
    Chaired by Elisam Magara, Professor, Makerere University, Uganda
  •   Jude Lubega, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
    Report_on_e-Learning.pdf
  •   Gada Kadoda, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University ok Khartoum, Sudan
    Report_on_e-Health.pdf
  •   Prof. Izzeldin Osman, Chair, Research Committee, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
    Report_on_e-governance.pdf
  •   Dr. Huda El Hag, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Khartoum, Sudan
    Report_on_Mobile_applications.pdf
  • 12:00 Workshop conclusions & aknowledgements
  •   Idris A. Rai, Professor, School of Computing and IT, Makerere University, Uganda
  •   Sami Sharif Mohamed, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
  •   Karine Valin, Managing Director, Sigma Orionis, France & Coordinator, EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Project
  • 12:30 Departure from the hotel to the Lab visits
  • 13:00 Visit #1: The Network Operation Centre (NOC) of the Sudanese Universities Information Network (at the University of Khartoum)
  • 14:00 Lunch at the Telecom Tower, offered by the Ministry of Communication and IT of Sudan
  • 15:30 Visit #2: Exhibition of the innovative  ICT research work of Sudanese students and graduates (at the Telecom Tower)
  • 16:00 Nile Cruise, offered by the Ministry of Communication and IT of Sudan
  • 20:00 Dinner at the Guest House of the University of Khartoum

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