IST-Africa 2009 Conference & Exhibition

06 - 08 May 2009, Uganda

IST-Africa 2009 Agenda



Updated: 2009-04-26 13:20:24

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Day 3: 08 May 2009

09:00
09:00
Session 9a: Technology Enhanced Learning - Applications & Case Studies
Chair: Erkki Sutinen , University of Turku, Finland
The Place of a Realistic Teacher Education Pedagogy in an ICT-Supported Learning Environment in Distance Teacher Education in Uganda
Gudula Naiga Basaza, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda
An Empirical Investigation of Students’ Perceptions of e-Learning in Uganda
Evelyn Kigozi Kahiigi, Makerere University/Stockholm University, Uganda
Technology Enhanced Learning Challenges: A Case study of Open University of Tanzania
Grace Mbwete, Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania
Utilizing a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to Enhance Student’s Learning Outcomes: The Experience in Makerere University
Deborah Naatujuna, Makerere University, Uganda
Design of a National Student Identification System for Uganda: A Case for Higher Education
Elisam Magara, Makerere University, Uganda
09:00
Workshop 9b: AFRIFITA - The Global Strategy for Africa in IT Deployment in Rural Areas
Chair: Karel Charvat, Club of Ossiach, Austria
Introduction to EFITA and INFITA
Karel Charvat, Club of Ossiach, Austria
Living Lab networking to facilitate R&D funding for African-European collaboration in ICT for rural areas
Adam Turowiec, ITTI, Poland
Innovative Farmer Advisory Services using ICT
François STEPMAN, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Ghana
Geohosting – Publish Your Spatial Data Yourself
Karel Charvat, Club of Ossiach, Austria
09:00
Session 9c: eHealth - Issues
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Using ICT to Support Prevention of AIDS Transmission
Margherita Forcolin, Insiel S.p.A., Italy
Towards Viable Technology for HIV/AIDS Education
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Joensuu, Finland
Fast development in AmI through SOA
Miguel Angel Huerta, Siemens, Spain
e-Bug Games for Children: Teaching Hygiene and Prudent Antibiotics Use using Web Games
Patty Kostkova, City University, United Kingdom
09:00
Session 9d: eInfrastructure - Case Studies
Chair: Kostas Glinos, European Commission, Belgium
Approach to sustainable e-Infrastructures The case of the Latin American Grid
Roberto Barbera, University of Catania and INFN and COMETA, Italy
Black Sea Interconnection – the Experiences and Challenges in Constructing of Regional and Inter-Regional Research Networks
Michal Przybylski, Central and Eastern European Networking Association (CEENet), Poland
DRIVER: Building a sustainable infrastructure for global repositories
Dale Peters, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Academic Applications of ICT in Developing Countries: the Case of East African Universities
Philip Ayoo, The Inter-University Council for East Africa, Uganda
Developing an Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Research – Potential Grid Applications
Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada
09:00
Session 9e: eInclusion
Chair: Richard Stevens, -, Italy
Stimulation of Local Content Generation in Rural Africa
Marijn Rijken, TNO - Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, Netherlands
Proposed Framework for Closing the Rural-Urban Digital Gap in Uganda
Jude Ssempebwa, Kampala International University, Uganda
Airtime to Cash: Unlocking the Potential of Africa's Mobile Phones for Banking the Unbanked
Ali Ndiwalana, Makerere University, Uganda
Using All Things E and LED to address Poverty
Roger Layton, Roger Layton Associates (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Problems Hindering Efficient Delivery of ICT in the Community
Elizabeth Sepuya-Mukasa, OLC_4 Inclusive IT Uganda, Uganda
10:30
Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Workshop 10a: Challenges & Opportunities for African-European ICT Partnerships in FP7
Chair: Mmboneni Muofhe, Department of Science & Technology, South Africa
Taking Advantage of FP7 Opportunities
Mmboneni Muofhe, Department of Science & Technology, South Africa
The Role of Cooperation in Promoting ICT in Africa
Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
11:00
Workshop 10b: AFRIFITA - The Global Strategy for Africa in IT Deployment in Rural Areas II
Chair: Karel Charvat, Club of Ossiach, Austria
International Cooperation on Spatial Planning
Otakar Cerba, HELP SERVICE - REMOTE SENSING, Czech Republic
The Farmers Information Matrix: Lessons Learnt from Deploying a Voice Information Service for Farmers in Kenya
Mucemi Gakuru, Teknobyte Ltd, Kenya
Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Africa: A Proposal for Information and Communication Technology Use in Agriculture Framework
Raphael Aregu, Gulu University, Uganda
“Modernization of Agriculture in African countries with ICT Support” A proposal for a pilot project
Walter Mayer, Progis Software GmbH, Austria
11:00
Workshop 10c: Women and ICT
Chair: Ednah Karamagi, BROSDI, Uganda
The Need for Engendering ICT Policies in Uganda - Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities
Angela Nakafeero, Development Alternatives, Uganda
Empowering Women through ICTs: CEEWA ICT Project Experiences
Samuel Senfuka, Council for Economic Empowerment for Women of Africa-Uganda Chapter (CEEWA-Uganda), Uganda
Opportunities to Improve Access and Utilization of ICTs by Women in addressing their Development Problems
Goretti Zavuga Amuriat, WOUGNET, Uganda
11:00
Session 10d: eInfrastructure - Issues and Case Studies
Chair: Bernard Stevenot, SPACEBEL, Belgium
Risk assessment for reputation building in Grid service provisioning
Odej Kao, TU Berlin, Germany
Mobile Applications and Innovation
Menghistab Tesfai, Uganda Telecom Ltd, Uganda
Building and Managing a Cost Effective Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Business
Robert Aouad, ISOCEL Telecom, Benin
Data Mules Networks Analysis with Semi-Markov-Process for Challenging Internets and Developing Regions
Filippo Meucci, University of Aalborg Denmark, Denmark
How Do We Make Community Owned Information Networks Work for the Poor?
Chris Morris, Internet Society, South Africa
11:00
Session 10e: eAdoption
Chair: Ilari Lindy, SAIS II, Namibia
Measuring ICT Adoption, Acceptance and Use in the Developing World
Souleymane Boundaouda Camara, Thames Valley University, United Kingdom
ICT4D with a Nordic Flavor – a Stepwise and Multithreaded Approach
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Joensuu, Finland
IT and Role/Analysis of Information Resource in Decision making in Botswana
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, University of Botswana, Botswana
Commercializing Research and Innovations Commercialization Africa - Case of Rennov Afrique Project
Lwanga Herbert, LOG`EL PROJECT / IEEE SIGHT, Uganda
12:30
Lunch
13:30
13:30
Closing Plenary 11a: Initiatives Supporting Development of Regional S&T
Chair: Hon. J.C. Alintuma Nsambu, Minister of State, Ministry of ICT, Uganda
How to Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa?
Lenka Ptáčková Melicharová, Deputy Minister of Interior (EU Affairs), Czech Republic
UNECA's ICT and Science & Technology Programme
Aida Opoku-Mensah, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Impact and Challenges of National Scale ICT4D Programmes: 10 Years of Experiences from the Ground
Stijn van der Krogt, International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), Netherlands
SPIDER Programme - Experiences Cooperating in Africa
Karoline Beronius, SPIDER- The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, Sweden
Strengthening African - European Cooperation in ICT and S&T
Thierry Devars, European Commission, Belgium
Round Table Discussion


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.

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