Workshop Towards an African Open Science Platform Infrastructure Framework

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 from to (UTC)
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  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017
    • 08:00 - 09:00 Registration
    • 09:00 - 09:50 Opening & Welcome Remarks
      Convener: Mr. Zelalem Assefa
      • 09:00 Welcome Remarks from the Host, EthERNet 10'
        Speaker: Mr. Zelalem Assefa (EthERNet)
      • 09:10 Welcome Remarks from Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) 10'
        Speaker: Prof. Masresha Fetene (Ethiopian Academy of Sciences)
      • 09:20 Welcome Remarks from the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) 10'
        Speaker: Ms. Susan Veldsman (Academy of Sciences of South Africa)
      • 09:30 Welcome Remarks from UbuntuNet Alliance 10'
        Speaker: Dr. Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)
      • 09:40 Welcome Remarks from the Ethiopian Government 10'
        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 25'
        Speaker: Ms. Susan Veldsman (Academy of Sciences of South Africa)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:15 Ethiopia Open Data/Open Science Agenda 25'
        Speaker: Mr. Teklemichael T. Wordafa
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:40 Discussion 20'
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Health break and refreshments
    • 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 25'
        Speaker: Wim Hugo
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:55 Basic collaboration skills for e-infrastructure engineers (experience from Africa-Arabia ROC and Sci-GaIA) 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Bruce Becker (CSIR Meraka Institute)
        Material: ORCID link Slides pdf file
      • 12:20 Conjugating Open Science and Open Education: the Sci-GaIA e-Research Hackfest model 25'
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania)
        Material: ORCID profile link Slides link
      • 12:45 Data Carpentry 25'
        Speaker: Ms. Anelda van der Walt (TALARIFY)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 13:10 Discussion 20'
    • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:05 Session 3: Technical Infrastructure Requirements
      Convener: Dr. Simon Hodson
      • 14:30 Role and Progress by UbuntuNet Alliance and NRENs 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Pascal Hoba (UbuntuNet Alliance)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:55 Developments in Regional SADC Cyberinfrastructure to Support Open Data and Open Science, SKA 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Tshiamo Motshengwa
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:20 Ethiopian Cyberinfrastructure 25'
        Speaker: Mr. Zelalem Assefa (EthERNet)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:45 Discussion and Wayforward 20'