UbuntuNet-Connect 2021

from Wednesday, 10 November 2021 (10:00) to Friday, 12 November 2021 (23:20)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
10 Nov 2021
11 Nov 2021
12 Nov 2021
Opening Session (until 12:45) ()
10:00 Introduction and Welcome Remarks: ZAMREN CEO - Stein Mkandawire (ZAMREN)   ()
10:10 Welcome Remarks: ZAMREN Board Chairperson - Prof. Luke Mumba   ()
10:20 Welcome Remarks by UbuntuNet Alliance CEO - Dr Matthews Mtumbuka   ()
10:30 Welcome Remarks by UbuntuNet Alliance Chairperson - Prof. Stephen Simukanga   ()
10:40 Remarks from Leader of the EU Delegation in Zambia - H.E. Mr Jacek JANKOWSKI   ()
10:50 Goodwill Messages   ()
11:00 Remarks by the Guest of Honor - Mr Felix Mutati (Zambia Minister of Technology and Science)   ()
11:10 --- Group Photo, Health Break ---
11:30 Keynote Speech: Turning Challenges into Opportunities - Prof. Madara Ogot (University of Nairobi)   ()
12:00 Panel Discussion: Turning Challenges into opportunities, success stories of Covid-19 - Dr Dorothy Okello (Research and Education Network of Uganda) Mr Ben Ruhindah Stein Mkandawire (ZAMREN)   ()
Session 2: Success stories at policy level (until 12:30) ()
10:00 Day 2 keynote: Bridging the gap with affordable, dedicated, secure and sufficient connectivity for Researchers and Students - Mr Erik Huizer (GEANT)   ()
10:40 “Towards a New Role for NRENs”, Moving from "Making the Case for NRENs" to "NRENs are Making the Case" - Yousef Torman (ASREN, Arab States Research and Education Network)   ()
11:00 COVID-19: NREN Impact and Responses - Thomas Fryer (GÉANT)   ()
11:20 The role of KENET in achieving teaching and learning continuity during Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya - Zeinab Mzungu   ()
11:40 The Role and Readiness of Educators and Administrators in an evolving Covid-19 stricken Post-Secondary Education Training Sector; Strategies, Practices, Skills and Competencies - A case for ZCAS University in Zambia. - Dr Chiyaba Njovu   ()
Success stories on infrastructure and services (until 13:00) ()
10:00 From lockdown to blended learning: Opening opportunities for remote students. A case of the Institute of Accountancy Arusha - Pamela Chogo (Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology)   ()
10:20 Accessibility to Moodle E- Learning Platform by Students with Visual Impairments at Malcolm Moffat College of Education - Sarah Ndume (Malcolm Moffat college of education)   ()
10:40 Migrating an Identity Provider from one federation to another: the NIH-Uganda collaboration moving from InCommon to RIF - Ivan Nsimbi Frank Mr Lloyd Ssentongo (1Research Data and Communication Technologies)   ()
11:00 Impact of COVID-19 in Higher Education Institutions Mukuba University Experience. - Bonny Khunga (ZAMREN)   ()
11:20 Women Session - Serah Beza Mbewe Aramide Abe   ()
12:00 Closing Remarks by UbuntuNet Alliance CEO   ()
12:10 Closing Remarks by UbuntuNet Alliance Chairperson   ()
12:45 --- Luch ---
Session 1: Success stories in the classroom (until 16:00) ()
14:00 Blended Learning – Blended Communication as Introduced at Ambo University, Ethiopia - Mr Yared Ergu (Ambo University)   ()
14:20 Implementation of E-Learning in Colleges: Findings and Lessons A Case of Zambia ICT College - Dr Nchimunya Nchimunya Chaamwe (Copperbelt University)   ()
14:40 Challenges and Opportunities of Utilization information technology in Education in the period of COVID19 Pandemic “Case study of East Africa University in Bossaso - Mohamed Abdirahman Warsame   ()
15:00 A review of E-learning in Covid-19 era: The CASE of Copperbelt University School of Information Technology - Mr Hazael Phiri (Copperbelt University)   ()
15:20 Analysing the effectiveness of e-learning platforms used for teaching and learning amidst COVID-19 pandemic (A case of Kapasa Makasa and Copperbelt Universities - Kashale Chimanga (Kapasa Makasa University)   ()
15:40 E-learning platform choice for higher learning institutions during the lockdown in Tanzania: The role of NREN - Goodiel Moshi (The University of Dodoma)   ()
18:00 Conference Dinner   ()
12:30 Lunch   ()
Session 3: Success stories in the research space (until 16:00) ()
14:00 Effective library service provision during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: A study of selected libraries in tertiary institutions of Zambia - ENOS PHIRI   ()
14:20 Collaborating through COVID: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons from the NEAAR Project - Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)   ()
14:40 Cloud based digital services and distribution within the research community - David Heyns (GÉANT)   ()
15:00 Technology Infrastructure as a key enabler for sustaining teaching and learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. A state-of-the-art survey - Mainford Mutandavari   ()
15:20 Success on National Digital Library of Ethiopia as a Learning Service - Eyob Mulualem (Staff at EthERNet)   ()
15:40 Using Google-based metrics to measure the impact of the bandwidth open up at RENU - Caroline Namuddu (NOC Engineer)   ()
13:00 --- Lunch ---
18:00 Meet and Greet Cocktail   ()