UbuntuNet-Connect 2020

from Wednesday, 18 November 2020 (07:00) to Friday, 20 November 2020 (14:00)
Virtual Conference

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
18 Nov 2020
19 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
AM
07:00
Opening Session (until 09:05) ()
07:00 Introduction and Welcome Remarks - Hastings Ndebvu (UbuntuNet Alliance)   ()
07:10 Welcome Remarks by UbuntuNet Alliance CEO   ()
07:20 Welcome Remarks by UbuntuNet Alliance Chairperson - Prof. Stephen Simukanga (Chairperson, ubuntuNet Alliance)   ()
07:30 Remarks from EU DG DEVCO - Mr Fabio Di Stefano (European Commission – DG DEVCO)   ()
07:40 Goodwill Messages   ()
07:50 Covid-19 and NRENs: Counting the Cost - Duncan Greaves (TENET)   ()
08:10 Opening Keynote Speech   ()
08:40 Plenary Discussion on Positioning Research and Education - Mr Tiwonge Banda (UbuntuNet Alliance)   ()
07:00
Subtheme 2: Policy, Governance (digital transformation) and Partnerships (until 09:00) ()
07:00 The NEA3R Collaboration: Expanding Support for Global Science - Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)   ()
07:20 The Impact of COVID-19 on STEM and Practical-oriented Degree Programmes in Higher Education: Challenges and Solutions - Nyasha Thusabantu (Harare Institute of Technology)   ()
07:40 PRIDA: An AU-EU-ITU project fostering universally accessible and affordable broadband across the African continent - Oscar Rodriguez (ITU)   ()
08:00 Commercial Cloud and other consumable Digital Services - David Heyns (GÉANT)   ()
08:20 AfricaConnect3: Connecting Africa to Unlimited Possibilities - Salem Alagtash (ASREN)   ()
08:40 Feedback From NREN User - Fabrice MOUTTE   ()
07:00
Subtheme 4: Best practices in e-Learning and Remote Working (until 09:00) ()
07:00 The Dragon has Destroyed the Data Center - Brian Nisbet (HEAnet)   ()
07:20 e-learning and student engagement at Universities in the digital era - Rebecca Kangabe   ()
07:40 Reflection on remote working and E-learning practice beyond COVID-19: Experiences from Makerere University - Michael Walimbwa (Makerere University)   ()
08:00 Implementing Open Access Multi-Institutional Digital Repository - The Case for SORER/SomaliREN) - Ahmed Siyad (SomaliREN)   ()
08:20 Massive Online Education in Croatia 2020 - Mrs Jasna Tingle (Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNET)   ()
08:40 eSymposia Virtual Meeting Initiative: Democratizing Science - Nick Dua   ()
PM
12:00
Subtheme 1: Off-campus Connectivity and Innovation (until 14:00) ()
12:00 Off-campus eduroam to support secure remote learning: The case for RENU during the COVID-19 pandemic - Hellen hnakawungu Kabuubi (RENU)   ()
12:20 NKN: Key enabler for creating a paradigm shift for knowledge sharing during COVID - seema khanna   ()
12:40 Supporting Resilient Off-Campus Access in a Disrupted Environment - KENNEDY ASEDA (KENYA EDUCATION NETWORK)   ()
13:00 Advances in Collaboration in R&E Networking between Africa, Latin America and the U.S. - Heidi Morgan (USC-ISI)   ()
13:20 eduVPN and how to deal securely with generalised remote working - Tangui Coulouarn (DeiC)   ()
12:00
Subtheme 3: Tools and Services (until 14:00) ()
12:00 Moodle for e-learning: A Case Study of the Zambia Research and Education Network - Stein Mkandawire (ZAMREN)   ()
12:20 eduID.africa - Identity and Access Management as an enabler for digital migration in research and education - Omo Oaiya (WACREN)   ()
12:40 Open-Source-Based Communication-System for R&E Community. The Case for SomaliREN VC. - Mohamed Ali Ahmed (SomaliREN)   ()
13:00 InAcademia and eduGAIN: new Trust & Identity services in GÉANT - Klaas Wierenga (GÉANT)   ()
13:20 The LIBSENSE Research Agenda - Reporting on Past Activities and Plans for AC3 - Pamela Abbott (The University of Sheffield)   ()
13:40 Online Student Support in Crotia - Marin Režić (CARNET)   ()
12:00
Closing Session (until 14:00) ()
12:00 Closing Keynote: Supporting Africa’s Digital Transformation: The Role of Universities and NRENs - Dr Sajitha Bashir (World Bank)   ()
12:20 Women in STEM: To see a world in a grain of sand - Experiences of a woman in STEM - Ann Harding (SWITCH)   ()
12:35 Women in STEM: My journey, my story - Dr Magreth Mushi (Tanzania Education and Research Network)   ()
12:50 Women in STEM: Plenary Discussion - Leila Dekkar (GÉANT)   ()
13:10 Closing Remarks from UbuntuNet Alliance CEO - Dr Matthews Mtumbuka   ()
13:20 Closing Remarks from the Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance - Prof. Stephen Simukanga (Chairperson, ubuntuNet Alliance)   ()