Workshop Towards an African Open Science Platform Infrastructure Framework

    • 08:00 09:00
    • 09:00 09:50
      Opening & Welcome Remarks
      Convener: Mr Zelalem Assefa
      • 09:00
        Welcome Remarks from the Host, EthERNet 10m
        Speaker: Mr Zelalem Assefa (EthERNet)
      • 09:10
        Welcome Remarks from Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Masresha Fetene (Ethiopian Academy of Sciences)
      • 09:20
        Welcome Remarks from the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) 10m
        Speaker: Ms Susan Veldsman (Academy of Sciences of South Africa)
      • 09:30
        Welcome Remarks from UbuntuNet Alliance 10m
        Speaker: Dr Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)
      • 09:40
        Welcome Remarks from the Ethiopian Government 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Afework Kassu (State Minister for Science and Technology)
    • 09:50 11:00
      Session 1: Context
      Convener: Dr Margareth Gfrerer (Education Strategy Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
      • 09:50
        African Open Data/Open Science Agenda 25m
        Speaker: Ms Susan Veldsman (Academy of Sciences of South Africa)
      • 10:15
        Ethiopia Open Data/Open Science Agenda 25m
        Speaker: Mr Teklemichael T. Wordafa
      • 10:40
        Discussion 20m
    • 11:00 11:30
      Health break and refreshments 30m
    • 11:30 13:30
      Session 2: Training & Capacity Building Needs
      Convener: Prof. Masresha Fatene
      • 11:30
        Competency Framework: Computer/Networks/Systems/Data Infrastructure Engineers, Statisticians, Data Scientists, Librarians, Data Curators & Researchers, perspectives from NICIS 25m
        Speaker: Wim Hugo
      • 11:55
        Basic collaboration skills for e-infrastructure engineers (experience from Africa-Arabia ROC and Sci-GaIA) 25m
        Speaker: Dr Bruce Becker (CSIR Meraka Institute)
      • 12:20
        Conjugating Open Science and Open Education: the Sci-GaIA e-Research Hackfest model 25m
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania)
        ORCID profile
      • 12:45
        Data Carpentry 25m
        Speaker: Ms Anelda van der Walt (TALARIFY)
      • 13:10
        Discussion 20m
    • 13:30 14:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 14:30 16:05
      Session 3: Technical Infrastructure Requirements
      Convener: Dr Simon Hodson
      • 14:30
        Role and Progress by UbuntuNet Alliance and NRENs 25m
        Speaker: Dr Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)
      • 14:55
        Developments in Regional SADC Cyberinfrastructure to Support Open Data and Open Science, SKA 25m
        Speaker: Dr Tshiamo Motshengwa
      • 15:20
        Ethiopian Cyberinfrastructure 25m
        Speaker: Mr Zelalem Assefa (EthERNet)
      • 15:45
        Discussion and Wayforward 20m