2-3 November 2017
Addis Ababa | Ethiopia
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Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
Background and Motivation ------------------------- African higher education institutions (HEIs), like many in this sector worldwide, are experiencing a confluence of forces that are set to influence the direction taken by these institutions in the foreseeable future. Among these influences are digitalisation, globalisation, platformisation and continuing digital innovations, all affecting the ... More
Presented by Dr. Pamela ABBOTT on 2 Nov 2017 at 13:30
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 3 - Projects for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
AFRINIC LTD is one of the 5 Regional Internet Registry(RIR) and it’s service region covers the entire AFRICA continent and part of the Indian Ocean Islands, and it’s headquartered in Mauritius. AFRINIC’s core business include the distribution and management of Internet Protocol number resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN). AFRINIC also provides various services and trainings related to these IP nu ... More
Presented by Mr. James CHIRWA on 2 Nov 2017 at 16:20
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Blockchain is the underlying technology on which CryptoCurrencies such as Bitcoin and Etherium are based. Blockchain is implemented via the use of a distributed ledger. Blockchain ensures permanence of information and addition or modification is subject to everyone and the owner of information contained in the ledger agreeing as well thus making it temper proof. Transactions are grouped into bloc ... More
Presented by Mr. Thabiso MPOFU on 3 Nov 2017 at 09:20
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
Abstract A National Research and Education Network (NREN) is both; 1) a high performance communications network owned and operated for and by the education and research community of a country and; 2) the organization that operates that network, constituted as a consortium of members, a dedicated agency, a company, NGO, or other type of body. In World Bank partner countries an NREN may simply be ... More
Presented by Mr. Benjamin ESHUN on 2 Nov 2017 at 10:30
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: How collaboration works
Namatié Traoréª *, Réjean Landryb ª Telfer School of Management; University of Ottawa, 55 rue Laurier E., 55 Laurier St E. Ottawa, ON, (Canada), K1N 6N5, namatie.traore@gmail.com; namatie.traore@uottawa.ca b Department of Management, Faculty of Business, Laval University, 2325 rue de l’Université, Québec City, QC, (Canada), G1V 0A6, rejean.landry@mng.ulaval.ca * Corresponding aut ... More
Presented by Dr. Namatié TRAORÉ on 3 Nov 2017 at 08:20
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: How collaboration works
We present a case study and lessons learnt in cross-continent collaboration (Europe, Africa, Asia) which covers the whole lifecycle of scientific research: from conception of ideas through collaborative work on large-scale scientific experiments in different scientific fields, through the use of data processing, manipulation and storage services, to joint authorship and publication of research res ... More
Presented by Dr. Ognjen PRNJAT on 3 Nov 2017 at 08:00
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) build and maintain advanced broadband networks that interconnect universities and research institutes. The NRENs not only provide basic Internet and shared services but are also considered part of innovation and capacity development ecosystem of the countries. KENET has embraced the idea of providing online training boot camps including the Internet ... More
Presented by Mr. Martin NJAU on 3 Nov 2017 at 09:40
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
We explain developing effective public awareness communication strategy will help to stimulate the role of NRENs s well as the regional RENs to spur the current and projected intra- African collaboration strategies for enhanced research and education outputs. The main objectives are to: review the role or benefits of public awareness communication strategy in promoting intra-regional networking fo ... More
Presented by Prof. Wilson OKAKA, Mr. George KINYERA-APUKE on 3 Nov 2017 at 10:00
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
\begin{abstract} There is a convergence of data and compute intensive paradigms and a proliferation of research, and projects in these areas and applications. There also is a global trend in developing distributed and federated high performance data cyberinfrastructure and e-infrastructures to support to research, encourage collaborations and to facilitate data sharing for open science. These cyb ... More
Presented by Dr. Tshiamo MOTSHEGWA on 2 Nov 2017 at 15:10
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Collaboration in research facilitate connecting researchers, exploration of literature, collaborative writing, publishing, evaluation, finding and sharing of data and code amongst a lot many research activities. A collection of digital tools are needed to support collaborative research efforts from research tasks ranging from search to article visualization so as to enhance reading, writing and na ... More
Presented by Mr. Innocent MAPANGA on 3 Nov 2017 at 08:40
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing region of international Internet capacity in the world. Content in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasing: Microsoft is bringing two new data centers to South Africa, and Google and Akamai have been installing caches. The demand for content distribution within Sub-Saharan Africa is growing as the number of data centers and caches increase. Strategic placement ... More
Presented by Dr. Julio IBARRA on 3 Nov 2017 at 08:00
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
In the first five years of its existence, when RENU was not able to operate its own network, an ef-fort was made to establish a symbiotic relationship with a then leading commercial service pro-vider (CSP). A consortium of willing Ugandan R&E institutions engaged this CSP under the aus-pices of RENU in a first attempt at collective bargaining to get the maximum possible discount on bandwidth unit ... More
Presented by Mr. Isaac KASANA on 2 Nov 2017 at 12:10
Session: Opening Session
Academy of Science of Ethiopia, ASREN, GEANT, Internet Society, NSRC, WACREN, World Bank
on 2 Nov 2017 at 09:05
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Abstract Educational Roaming, “eduroam” is a globally accessible, secure wireless service for members of participating universities and research institutions. eduroam is a widely used example of a technology that uses trust and identity federations to share essential tools for collaboration and research by enabling visiting partners to use the Internet at trusting institutions. Identity i ... More
Presented by Mr. LLOYD SSENTONGO on 3 Nov 2017 at 08:20
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
The current acute shortage of computational, data management and analysis skills amongst researchers and practitioners has been described in numerous publications. Programmes have been developed to address this shortage at institutions globally. Interventions aim to provide training in multiple ways, including: short courses, bootcamps, and Massive Open Online Courses. Some “data science” init ... More
Presented by Ms. Anelda VAN DER WALT on 3 Nov 2017 at 08:40
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 3 - Projects for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Securing the DNS and the KSK rollover
Presented by Mr. Yaovi ATOHOUN on 2 Nov 2017 at 17:00
Session: Opening Session
Presented by Mr. Zelalem ASSEFA on 2 Nov 2017 at 08:30
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
Mapping the research collaboration networks in computer science: The case of central, eastern and southern African Countries. Charles Marwa (Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences-MUHAS) Raphael Zozimus Sangeda (Muhimbili University of Allied Sciences - MUHAS) Edda Tandi Lwoga (Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences - MUHAS) Abstract Purpose: We conducted a scientomet ... More
Presented by Mr. Charles MARWA on 2 Nov 2017 at 10:50
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration
Track: How collaboration works
MoRENet (Mozambique Research and Education Network) has been defined as a technological platform to support the collaboration between national research and education actors within the country, and between these and their peers in Africa and other parts of the world. Focused on this aim and on the government’s policy of facilitating the mobility of researchers, lecturers, and students, the Govern ... More
Presented by Prof. Lourino CHEMANE on 2 Nov 2017 at 11:10
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
The propagation of NRENs in Africa is transforming the knowledge infospheres through providing internet connectivity to enhance research collaboration and shareability of research output among researchers irrespective of chronemic and spatial limitations. NRENs serve as special vehicles for facilitating access to scientific research and collaboration for socio-economic development. This arti ... More
Presented by Dr. Collence Takaingenhamo CHISITA, Mr. Alexander Madanha RUSERO on 2 Nov 2017 at 14:30
Session: Opening Session
Presented by Dr. Samuel Kifle KIDANE on 2 Nov 2017 at 09:25
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration
Track: How collaboration works
The scientific community aspires about unlimited and open access to knowledge and information. Just a click and researchers enter the Nirvana of databases, libraries and communication platforms around the globe. Thanks to governments’ efforts in developing as well as in developed countries National Research and Education Networks (NREN) have been established and provide the technological infrast ... More
Presented by Dr. Margareth GFRERER on 2 Nov 2017 at 13:50
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 3 - Projects for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: How collaboration works
The mission of Peoples-uni (http://peoples-uni.org) is to build Public Health capacity to meet the enormous needs for improving the health of populations in Low- to Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Open content and open access both facilitate the development of the programme we describe, and will further contribute to education for health professionals. Education is provided fully online, and a un ... More
Presented by Dr. Marta MINWYELET on 2 Nov 2017 at 16:40
Type: Reviewed Presentation
The Government of Mozambique, through the Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher and Technical Education, is promoting the establishing of the Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet), to be a technical platform for shared IT infrastructure and data communication services for the research and academic community in Mozambique. MoRENet cover today 91 institutions including higher educ ... More
Presented by Prof. Lourino CHEMANE
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Normally, the process of applying to universities in Zimbabwe is a generally redundant activity which involves filling in application forms to the multiple local universities using the exact same information on all forms. This paper proposes a platform that not only does away with this redundancy but also reaps great benefits as by-products of its implementation. The solution will streamline the ... More
Presented by Mr. Rosenthal T Robert SHONIWA on 3 Nov 2017 at 09:20
Session: Open Science
on 1 Nov 2017 at 08:00
Session: Opening Session
on 2 Nov 2017 at 08:50
Session: Opening Session
Presented by Mr. Jonathan VAN MEERBEEK on 2 Nov 2017 at 09:20
Session: Opening Session
Presented by Prof. Hellicy NGAMBI on 2 Nov 2017 at 08:40
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) are involved with diverse activities ranging from core connectivity to simply brokerage. Some of the services are so indispensable to research and education institutions that they must be available in the institutions before NRENs are capable of providing them. While TERNET is restructuring itself for relevance and for efficient service delivery to ... More
Presented by Dr. Magreth MUSHI on 2 Nov 2017 at 11:30
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
Review of literature reveals that Africa’s contribution to global knowledge and innovations is still rated at low. Scholarly communication in the region is bedeviled by among others, poor discovery and access to local scientific information, low publishing levels, and low funding and collaboration in research enterprise. Scientists in the region are at pains on to remedy situation. One developm ... More
Presented by Prof. Joseph M. KAVULYA on 3 Nov 2017 at 09:40
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration
Track: How collaboration works
This paper aimed at assessing the impact of the pre-incubation approach to students’ ideas uptake at the University of Dar es Salaam and establishes a framework with which the research uptake can follow suit. The first part of the paper describes the pre-incubation process, achievements and lesson learned. The second part establishes a link between research uptake and the UDICTI pre-incubation p ... More
Presented by Mr. Moses ISMAIL, Ms. Zaituni KAIJAGE on 2 Nov 2017 at 14:50
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 1 - NREN as Facilitators of Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
An NREN network is an aggregation of member institution networks. Sadly, the state of the member institution networks, and the technical competence of member institution network and systems administrators are, many a time, not considered vital contributors to the growth of an NREN. The member institution technical staff are faced with various hardships in their day to day tasks. Aside from the lim ... More
Presented by Mr. Nicholas MBONIMPA on 2 Nov 2017 at 11:50
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
The Networks for European, American, and African Research (NEAAR) collaboration, led by Indiana University and GEANT in partnership with the UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN, ASREN, SANReN, and TENET, is building a dynamic platform for connecting researchers in the US with their counterparts in Europe and Africa. By providing bandwidth, targeted education and training, and pro-active end-user engagemen ... More
Presented by Mr. Edward MOYNIHAN on 3 Nov 2017 at 09:00
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 3 - Projects for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
Sci-GaIA (www.sci-gaia.eu) is an EU funded project that ran from May 2015 to April 2017. Initially set out to create sustainable training to support scientific endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa. To better motivate and to establish a clearer route to impact, the project shifted focus to embrace Open Science to better open up scientific achievements in Africa across ... More
Presented by Prof. Roberto BARBERA on 2 Nov 2017 at 16:00
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4b - Tracking and Contributing to Intra-African Collaboration in Research and Education
Track: Stimulating intra-African collaboration
The Internet of things (IoT) refers to the networked interconnection of objects in addition to traditional networked devices. This is starting to happen, as the incessant decrease in size, cost and energy consumption of wireless devices is boosting the number of deployed wireless devices dramatically. The number of mobile objects composing the IoT will be huge: in 2020 between 12 to 50 billion dev ... More
Presented by Prof. Santhi KUMARAN, Dr. Luc NGEND on 3 Nov 2017 at 09:00
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 4a - Tools and e-Infrastructure required for Intra-African Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
This article describes the application of an emerging virtual learning environment for the teaching of GIS and spatial sciences to open and distance learning (ODL) graduate as well as undergraduate students of Mzuzu University. Focusing mainly on the innovative hybrid architecture of the virtual GIS computer laboratory, benefits and constraints of this mixed architecture are discussed. To develop ... More
Presented by Mr. Donnex CHILONGA on 3 Nov 2017 at 10:00
Session: Opening Session
Presented by Dr. Pascal HOBA on 2 Nov 2017 at 08:35
Session: Open Science
Presented by Ms. Susan VELDSMAN on 1 Nov 2017 at 09:20
Session: Open Science
Presented by Dr. Pascal HOBA on 1 Nov 2017 at 09:30
Session: Open Science
Presented by Mr. Zelalem ASSEFA on 1 Nov 2017 at 09:00
Session: Open Science
Presented by Prof. Masresha FETENE on 1 Nov 2017 at 09:10
Type: Reviewed Presentation Session: Session 2 - Libraries, Access to Information and Research and Collaboration
Track: Technical support required for intra-African collaboration
The Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World presents an inclusive vision of the need for and the benefits of Open Data for science internationally, and in particular for Lower and Middle Income Countries. In addition to benefiting from Data from the international community, African countries have much to contribute for all to benefit in making progress towards implementing th ... More
Presented by Mrs. Ina SMITH on 2 Nov 2017 at 14:10