IST-Africa 2008 Conference & Exhibition

07 - 09 May 2008, Windhoek, Namibia

IST-Africa 2008 Agenda



Updated: 2008-04-27 18:41:06.543

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Day 1: 07 May 2008

08:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a
Welcome
Honourable Nangolo Mbumba, Ministry of Education, Namibia
Initiatives in Namibia
Honourable Joel Kaapanda, Minister of Information Communication and Technology, Namibia
Opening Remarks
Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium
AUC Keynote Address: Implementation of ARAPKE and AMCOST Consolidated Plan of Action
Abdul-Hakim Elwaer, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
09:50
Coffee Break
10:15
10:15
Plenary Session 2a: High-level Round Table on the Implementation of the Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space
African Perception on the Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space
Honourable Sally Kosgey, Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
EU Perception on the Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space
José Manuel Silva Rodríguez, European Commission, Belgium
S&T as a Means to Attaining the Millennium Development Goals
Honourable Shukuru Kawambwa, Minister for Communications, Science and Technology, Tanzania
Development of S&T/ICT Policies
Dr Ham-Mukasa Mulira, Senior Presidential Adviser for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Uganda
ICT Challenges to Enhance Socio-economic Development and Regional Integration within SADC
Remigious Makumbe, Southern African Development Community, Botswana
Implementation of Africa-EU Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities
Honourable Mosibudi Mangena, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
Round Table Discussion

12:15
Lunch
14:00
14:00
Workshop 3a: Innovation in Namibia
Chair: Alfred Ilukena, Ministry of Education, Namibia
Namibian Business Innovation Centre
Tjama Tjivikua, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
Legacy to Registry: Innovation in .NA
Ben Fuller, Namibia Network Information Center, Namibia
Tech /Na! The Namibian ICT in Education Initiative
Johan van Wyk, Ministry of Education, Namibia
14:00
Workshop 3b: eHealth - Integrated District Health Information Systems in Africa
Chair: Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway
De-Fragmenting Health Information Systems in Sierra Leone: Horizontal and Vertical Integration
Edem Kwame KOSSI, university of Oslo, Norway
Institutionalising the Integration of Health Information Systems through Stakeholder Buy-in: The Case of Malawi
Anthony Muyepa-Phiri, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Malawi
Implementing Health Information System in Zanzibar: Using Internet for Communication, Information Sharing and Learning
Yahya Hamad Sheikh, University of Oslo, Norway
Scaling HIS in Developing Countries: Case Studies from Ethiopia
Desalegn Zegeye, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
14:00
Session 3c: Using Mobile Devices & Language to Support Technology Enhanced Learning
Chair: David Cook, C4ideas Ltd, United Kingdom
Dr Math Rocks!: Using Instant Messaging to Help Pupils with Mathematics Homework
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
More than Mobile
Adele Botha, Meraka Institute, South Africa
ME-LEARN: Mobile Devices in the Face-to-Face Classroom
Annette de Jager, meLearn Education, South Africa
African Language Technology for Multilingual Local Content Development
Wanjiku Nganga, University of Nairobi, Kenya
14:00
Workshop 3d: Converging Technical and Non-Technical Consumer Needs in ICT Trust, Security & Dependability across Disciplines
Chair: Ilari Lindy, World Bank, United States
ENISA - Fostering the Culture of Network and Information Security
Ilari Lindy, World Bank, United States
Challenges for the Protection of Critical ICT-Based Financial Infrastructures for the Next 5 Years
James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Requirements and Potential for Information Security as a Key Capability for Technological Innovation
Laurens Cloete, Meraka Institute, South Africa
15:30
Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Workshop 4a: Harnessing ICT within the SADC Region
Chair: Maseqobela Williams, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Lesotho
SADC ICT Declaration
Robin Unuth, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Botswana
Research Infrastructures
Carmen Mena Abela, European Commission, Belgium
Building Knowledge Capacity in Southern Africa
Helena Tapper, GESCI, Kenya
ICTs in Mozambique: Constraints and Opportunities
Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
16:00
Workshop 4b: eHealth - Integrated District Health Information Systems in Africa II
Chair: Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway
Integrating Software to Monitor HIV/AIDS: The Case of eBHRIMS in Botswana
Johan Saebo, University of Oslo, Norway
From User Training to In-Service Support
Jens Kaasbøll, University of Oslo, Norway
Using Communities of Practice as a Lens for Understanding Adoption of ICT
Vincent Shaw, Health Information Systems Programme, Namibia
South-South Collaboration: Adapting Information Systems Integration Strategies in Namibia
Louisa Williamson, University of Oslo, South Africa
16:00
Session 4c: Technology Enhanced Learing for Adult Learners
Chair: Johan van Wyk, Ministry of Education, Namibia
Fostering Open Educational Practices in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Daisy Mwanza-Simwami, The Open University, United Kingdom
Cross-Cultural Communication in the Online Classroom
Hylton Villet, GijimaAst, Namibia
Application of ICT-based Open Learning Principles for Market/Mechanic Village Schools in South Eastern Nigeria
Benjamin A. Ogwo, State University of New York, United States
A Social Network Platform for Vocational Learning in the ITM Worldwide Network
Thierry Nabeth, INSEAD, France
Communities and Meaning: Mashmaking in Africa
June Bam-Hutchison, Museum of London Group, United Kingdom
16:00
Workshop 4d: Converging Technical and Non-Technical Consumer Needs in ICT Trust, Security & Dependability across Disciplines II
Chair: Ilari Lindy, World Bank, United States
Building a World Class Information Security Governance Model
Marthie Lessing, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Use of Context in IDENTICA Project
Aljosa Pasic, Atos Origin sae, Spain
Information Security, Access Controls and the Reliability of Intrusion Detection Systems
Nhlanhla Mlitwa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa
18:30

Disclaimer: This is the Advance Programme, which is subject to change. The Final Programme will be published in March, following receipt of all final papers.

To view presentations within individual sessions, click on View papers assigned to individual session. icon.
To collapse papers in all sessions, click here.
To print the full programme, click Printable Version