UbuntuNet-Connect 2017

from Sunday, 29 October 2017 (13:00) to Saturday, 4 November 2017 (17:00)
Addis Ababa | Ethiopia (Hilton Hotel)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
29 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
1 Nov 2017
2 Nov 2017
3 Nov 2017
4 Nov 2017
AM
09:00
Advanced Routing & BGP Workshop (until 17:30) ()
09:00
Service Deployment Clinic -Mr Chris Rohrer (UbuntuNet Alliance) Dr Bruce Becker (CSIR Meraka Institute) (until 17:30) ()
08:00
AfricaConnect2 (until 17:00) (Hilton Hotel)
09:00
Advanced Routing & BGP Workshop (until 17:30) ()
09:00
Service Deployment Clinic -Dr Bruce Becker (CSIR Meraka Institute) Mr Chris Rohrer (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 17:30) ()
08:00
Open Science -Mrs Ina Smith (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)) (until 17:00) (Hilton Hotel)
08:00 Registration   (Hilton Hotel)
09:00 Welcome Remarks from the host, EthERNet - Mr Zelalem Assefa (EthERNet)   (Hilton Hotel)
09:10 Welcome Remars from the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) - Prof. Masresha Fetene (Ethiopian Academy of Sciences)   (Hilton Hotel)
09:20 Welcome Remarks from African Open Science Platform (AOSP) - Ms Susan Veldsman (Academy of Science of South Africa)   (Hilton Hotel)
09:30 Welcome Remarks from UbuntuNet Alliance - Dr Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)   (Hilton Hotel)
08:00 --- Workshop Towards an African Open Science Platform Infrastructure Framework ---
09:00
Advanced Routing & BGP Workshop (until 17:30) ()
09:00
Service Deployment Clinic -Mr Chris Rohrer (UbuntuNet Alliance) Dr Bruce Becker (CSIR Meraka Institute) (until 17:30) ()
07:30
Registration (until 08:30) (Hilton Hotel)
08:30
Opening Session -Mr Hastings Ndebvu (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 09:50) (Hilton Hotel)
08:30 Introduction and Welcome Remarks by the CEO of EthERNet - Mr Zelalem Assefa (EthERNet)   (Hilton Hotel)
08:35 Welcome Remarks by the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance - Dr Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)   (Hilton Hotel)
08:40 Remarks from the Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance - Prof. Hellicy Ngambi   (Hilton Hotel)
08:45 Remarks from African Union High Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology   (Hilton Hotel)
08:50 Remarks from Diamond Sponsor   (Hilton Hotel)
09:05 Goodwill Messages from Partners   (Hilton Hotel)
09:15 Remarks from EU Delegation in Ethiopia   (Hilton Hotel)
09:20 Remarks from EU DEVCO - Mr Jonathan van Meerbeek   (Hilton Hotel)
09:25 Official Opening Remarks from the Ethiopian Minister of Education - Dr Samuel Kifle Kidane   (Hilton Hotel)
09:35 Sustainable and effective pathways for International Research Collaboration: Evidence from Mekelle University, Ethiopia   (Hilton Hotel)
09:50 --- Group Photo, Tour of Exhibition & Health Break ---
10:30
Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration -Mr Abdullahi Hussein (SomaliREN) Dr Boubakar Barry (CEO, WACREN) (until 12:30) (Hilton Hotel)
10:30 Building and Strengthen National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa through Intra-African Collaborations - Mr Benjamin Eshun (Ghana Research and Education Network (GhREN))   (Hilton Hotel)
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10:50 Mapping the research collaboration networks in computer science: The case of central, eastern and southern African Countries. . - Mr Charles Marwa (Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)   (Hilton Hotel)
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11:10 MoRENet as a Platform for Intra-country Collaboration in Research and Education: Evidence Based on Analyses of Usage Patterns and Network Data Flows - Prof. Lourino Chemane (MoRENet)   (Hilton Hotel)
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11:30 Reorganizing for Efficiency: Framework for National Education and Research Stakeholders Collaboration - Dr Magreth Mushi (Tanzania Education and Research Network)   (Hilton Hotel)
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11:50 Technical Capacity Building and the Growth of an NREN - Case Study: RENU since 2014 - Mr Nicholas Mbonimpa (Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU))   (Hilton Hotel)
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12:10 Forging Meaningful Synergies between NRENs and CSPs - The Case of Uganda’s NREN (RENU) - Mr Isaac Kasana (Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU))   (Hilton Hotel)
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08:00
Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration (until 10:20) (Hilton Hotel)
08:00 Facilitating content distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa through Software-Defined Exchange Points - Dr Julio Ibarra (Florida International University)   (Hilton Hotel)
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08:20 Governance model for Educational Roaming (eduroam) in African research institutions - Mr LLOYD SSENTONGO (Rakai Health Sciences Program)   (Hilton Hotel)
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08:40 Digital Tools for Collaborative Research - Mr Innocent Mapanga (Amity University Gurgaon)   (Hilton Hotel)
09:00 The NEAAR Collaboration: Supporting low-cost PerfSONAR deployments for end-to-end perfomance monitoring - Mr Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)   (Hilton Hotel)
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09:20 Blockchain technology: Facilitating collaborative research via Intellectual Property sharing - Mr Thabiso Mpofu (Non Member)   (Hilton Hotel)
09:40 Developing A Virtual Computing Lab for REN Community - Mr Martin Njau (KENYA EDUCATION NETWORK (KENET))   (Hilton Hotel)
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10:00 Utilizing Virtual Learning and a Virtual GIS Computer Laboratory in Spatial Sciences Learning for the Expanded Open Distance Education at Mzuzu University - Mr Donnex Chilonga (Mzuzu University)   (Hilton Hotel)
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08:00
Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education (until 10:20) (Hilton Hotel)
08:00 Cross-continent collaboration for advanced research - Dr Ognjen Prnjat (GRNET)   (Hilton Hotel)
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08:20 Collaboration in Academia: Motives, Forms and Impacts on scientific Productivity - Dr Namatié Traoré (Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa)   (Hilton Hotel)
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08:40 Growing a Data-Ready Continent: Every Contribution Counts - Ms Anelda van der Walt (TALARIFY)   (Hilton Hotel)
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09:00 The case for IoT applications in Africa - Prof. Santhi Kumaran (University of Rwanda) Dr Luc Ngend (University of Malawi)   (Hilton Hotel)
09:20 Promoting Collaborative Research among State Universities in Zimbabwe through Identity Federation and Researcher Information Management - Mr Rosenthal T Robert Shoniwa (Harare Institute of Technology)   (Hilton Hotel)
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09:40 Research Metrics: Does it matter in the African scholarship and collaboration? - Prof. Joseph M. Kavulya (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa)   (Hilton Hotel)
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10:00 Developing Effective Public Awareness Communication Strategy to Stimulate the Role of NRENs in Intra- African Collaboration Strategies - Prof. Wilson OKAKA (Kyambogo University (Uganda)) Mr George Kinyera-Apuke (Kyambogo University (Uganda))   (Hilton Hotel)
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10:20 --- Health break and Exhibition ---
10:50
Closing Plenary -Mr Hastings Ndebvu (UbuntuNet Alliance) (until 11:30) (Hilton Hotel)
09:00
Board Meeting (until 14:00) (Hilton Hotel)
PM
13:00
Advanced Routing & BGP Workshop -Mr Brian Candler (NSRC) Patrick Okui (NSRC) (until 17:00) ()
14:00
AfricaConnect2 (until 17:00) (Hilton Hotel)
12:30 --- Lunch & Exhibition ---
13:30
Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration (until 15:30) (Hilton Hotel)
13:30 A Pilot Survey on Institutional Enablers and Barriers Affecting the Evolving Role of Librarians in African Higher Educational Institutions - Dr Pamela Abbott (University of Sheffield Information School)   (Hilton Hotel)
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13:50 Open Access, Open Science, Open Data: Who will benefit? A user profile - Dr Margareth Gfrerer (Education Strategy Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)   (Hilton Hotel)
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14:10 Without data, science is merely an opinion: the African Open Science Platform project - Mrs Ina Smith (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf))   (Hilton Hotel)
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14:30 NRENs, library consortia and government: Nexus for democratic access to scholarship - Dr Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Harare Polytechnic School of Library and Information Sciences) Mr Alexander Madanha Rusero (Harare Polytechnic Schoool of Media)   (Hilton Hotel)
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14:50 Research driven Innovation: A collaborative approach for developing countries’ research Uptake - Ms Zaituni Kaijage (Researcher/Academia) Mr Moses Ismail (Researcher)   (Hilton Hotel)
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15:10 Developments in regional SADC Cyberinfrastructure to support Collaboration,Open Data and Open Science - Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa (University Of Botswana, Computer Science Department)   (Hilton Hotel)
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15:30 --- Health Break ---
16:00
Session 3 - Projects for Intra-African Collaboration (until 17:20) (Hilton Hotel)
16:00 The Sci-GaIA project: final results, lessons learnt and opportunities for the African Communities of Practice - Prof. Roberto Barbera (University of Catania)   (Hilton Hotel)
ORCID profile
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16:20 AFriNIC Updates for improved Engagement with the REN Community - Mr James Chirwa (AFRINIC Ltd)   (Hilton Hotel)
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16:40 Peoples-uni: public health capacity building through online education - Dr Marta Minwyelet (Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia)   (Hilton Hotel)
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17:00 ICANN: Securing the DNS and the KSK rollover - Mr Yaovi ATOHOUN (ICANN)   (Hilton Hotel)
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19:00
Cocktail (until 20:00) ()