IST-Africa 2013 Agenda

Updated: 2013-05-27 21:17:17

Day 1: 29 May 2013

08:00
Registration : Registration
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a: Opening Plenary
Chair: Crispus Kiamba, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
Brief Remarks
Harry Kaane, Higher Education, Science and Technology Secretary, Kenya
Welcome Address
Crispus Kiamba, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
European Commission Address
Morten Møller, GRENEN Consulting , Denmark
African Union Commission Address
Moctar Yedaly, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
Official Opening Speech
Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Plenary Session 2a: High-level Roundtable on Implementation of the Information Society in Africa
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Confirmed panelists to date include:

Prof Crispus Kiamba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Dr Katherine Getao, ICT Secretary, eGovernment Directorate

Mr. Christopher Kemei, Assistant Director, Licensing - Compliance and Standards, Communications Commission of Kenya

Mr Daniel Obam, Ministry of ICT, Kenya

Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society Division, African Union Commission

Prof. Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director, KENET

Jerome Morrissey, CEO, GESCI, Kenya

Dr Koi Tirima, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Inoorero University/LIWA

13:00
Lunch : Lunch
14:00
14:00
Workshop 3a: IST-Africa – Research Capacities and Priorities I
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
IST-Africa
Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Kenya
Jacob Njagih, Ministry of Education, Kenya
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Uganda
Loi Namugenyi, Uganda National Council for Science & Technology, Uganda
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tanzania
Faith Shimba, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, Tanzania
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Burundi
Augustin Nsabiyumva, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Ethiopia
Abdissa Yilma Tiky, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ethiopia
14:00
Session 3b: mLearning
Chair: Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
Can Micro-Volunteering Help in Africa?
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
3-Category Pedagogical Framework for Context Based Ambient Learning
Simon Mwendia, KCA University, Kenya
Social Studies Teachers' Intention to Use Mobile Phone as a Support and Tutorial Tool for Teaching
Gloria Adedoja, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Use of Swarm Intelligence to Improve Interactions in mLearning Collaborative Concept Mapping
Stephen Njenga, Murang'a University of Technology, Kenya
14:00
Session 3c: eGovernment
Chair: Katherine Getao, ICT Authority, Kenya, Kenya
An Information Security Model for E-government Services Adoption in Uganda
Gilbert Maiga, Makerere University, Uganda
Bottom-Up eGovernment Environmental Factors (BUeEF): Facilitated Building and Implementation of eGovernment Systems in the SADC Region
Jameson Mbale, University of Namibia, Namibia
Factors Affecting the Use of Data Mining in Mozambique
Constantino Sotomane, Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique
eSecurity Solution for African ICT Developments
Innocentia Dlamini, CSIR, South Africa
14:00
Session 3d: ICT for Environmental Sustainability
Chair: Richard Liahona, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
The Potential of ICTs to Enhance Environmental Sustainability in Tanzania
Resty Mushi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
ICT for Flood Risk Management Strategies a GIS-based MCDA(M) Approach
Avelino Mondlane, Stockholm University, Sweden
SenseWeather: Sensor-Based Weather Monitoring System for Kenya
Muthoni Masinde, Central University of Technology, South Africa
e-Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation Policies: the UNDP/AAP Activities
Stefano Cozzini, CNR/IOM Democritos, Italy
14:00
Session 3e: Cloud Computing
Chair: Ashwin Seegolam, National Computer Board, Mauritius
Cloud Computing for Development – Improving the Health Information System in Ghana
Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway
Adoption of Cloud Computing for Digital Libraries in Public Universities: Challenges and Opportunities
James Kimutai, Moi University, Kenya
The Viability of Cloud Computing Adoption in SMME’s in Namibia
Ricardo Tjikongo , The University of the Western Cape , South Africa
Cloud Computing: An Emerging Trend for Small and Medium Enterprises
Julia Korongo, Moi University, Kenya
Adoption and Use of Cloud Computing in Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya
Tabitha Kihara, Moi University, Kenya
14:00
Panel Session 3f: The Role of Linkages in Leveraging the Information Society for Africa
Chair: Koi Muchira Tirima, Inoorero University, Kenya
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Workshop 4a: IST-Africa – Research Capacities and Priorities II
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tunisia
Noureddine Hamdi, Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Egypt
Inas Fateem, Ministry of Communications & IT, Egypt
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Senegal
Toumane Doumbouya, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Ghana
Adelaide Asante, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Cameroon
Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mauritius
Ashwin Seegolam, National Computer Board, Mauritius
16:00
Session 4b: Technology-Enhanced Learning
Chair: Ebony Msikawanthu, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi
A Framework for Investigating Universities Readiness for On-line Learning: with Particular Reference to Sudanese Universities
Atika ElMubarak, Sudan university of Science and Technology, Sudan
Presenting a Framework for using Full Decentralized Virtualization on Desktop Computers in an Educational Laboratory Environment
Frederik Hattingh, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
A Look into Classification: Towards Building an Indigenous Knowledge Platform for Educational Use
Mathe Ntsekhe, Rhodes University, South Africa
E-Learning Eco-system for Mobility and Effective Learning: A Case of JKUAT IT Students
John Kihoro, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Correlation Between Rapid Learnability and User Preference in IVR Systems for Developing Regions
Tembalethu Ndwe, Rhodes Univeristy, South Africa
16:00
Session 4c: eGovernment
Chair: Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
Towards an Electoral Process Reengineering Methodology
John Paul Kasse, MUBS, Uganda
Citizen-Centric Evaluation Framework for e-Government Systems in Kenya. The Case of Public Service Commission of Kenya Online Recruitment & Selection System
Joseph Ogutu, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Botswana Speaks
Vasilis Koulolias, eGovlab, Sweden
The Relevance of Social Media as it Applies in South Africa to Crime Prediction
Coral Featherstone, Meraka Institute, South Africa
16:00
Session 4d: Environmental Sustainability - Applications and Case Studies
Chair: Gatama Gichini, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Kenya
EntVenture - From Binary Trees to Kenyan forests: An Android Game Designed by Students
Balozi Kirongo, University of Eldoret, Kenya
Towards Interoperable and Sustainable Smart Homes
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
ICT in Kenya and the fast growing volumes of e-waste: Towards a policy framework for sustainable ICT for development.
Jecton Tocho, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya
The Effects of Electronic Waste on Sustainable Environment in Kenya :A Case Study of Moi University
Daniel Samoei, Moi University, Kenya
Innovative ICT Public Awareness Campaign Strategy to Communicate Environmental Sustainability in Africa
Wilson OKaka, Kyambogo University, Uganda
16:00
Workshop 4e: African IPv6 Progress Monitoring, Cloud Computing & IXP Deployment
Chair: Latif Ladid, SnT University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
IPv6 based Cloud Computing
Latif Ladid, SnT University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Affordable Access to the Future Internet, IPv6 the Compulsory Transition for Africa
Jacques Babot, -, Belgium
Deployment of IPv6 in Africa
Adiel Akplogan, AfriNIC, Mauritius
Kenya’s IPv6 Case Study
Alex Gakuru, IPv6 Forum Kenya, Kenya
The African IXP Program
Michuki Mwangi, ISOC Regional Development Manager for Africa, Kenya
17:30
End of Parallel Sessions

Day 2: 30 May 2013

09:00
09:00
Workshop 5a: IST-Africa – Research Capacities and Priorities III
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in South Africa
Zamokwakhe Dlamini, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Botswana
Phodiso Potesh Phole, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Botswana
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Swaziland
Moses Vusmuzi Zungu, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Swaziland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Malawi
Ebony Msikawanthu, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Namibia
Florence Kavirindi, Ministry of Education, Namibia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Lesotho
Lieketseng Tjokotsi, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mozambique
Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
09:00
Session 5b: Technology-Enhanced Learning - Case Studies
Chair: Jacob Njagih, Ministry of Education, Kenya
Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Sciences Through Creative Computing Cycles
Vincent Ochieng, Agoro Oyombe Secondary School, Kenya
Smart Running in Kenya Kenyan Runners´ Improvement in Training, Informal Learning and Economic Opportunities using Smartphones
Per-Olof Hansson, Linköping University, Sweden
Evidence Based Medicine in HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Research: Piloting Two Distance Learning Courses in Low-Resource Settings
Maria Zolfo, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
The Reality and Rhetoric of eLearning In Higher Education in Kenya
Harriet Kidombo, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Experiences of Designing an E-Learning Training Program in a Collaborative Way
Paula Linna, Aalto University, Finland
09:00
Session 5c: eHealth - Supporting Telemedicine
Chair: Loi Namugenyi, Uganda National Council for Science & Technology, Uganda
Designing a Cloud-Based Multinational Telemedicine Ecosystem for Developing Countries
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Managing Health Systems in a Globalized World: Telemedicine Service Improves Access to Pediatric Cardiology in Cape Verde
Luis Velez Lapao, Instituto de Medicina e Higiene Tropical, Portugal
An e-Health Tele-Media Application for Patient Management
Collins Mwesigwa, UNCST, Uganda
CONNECTING REMOTE HEALTH CENTRES IN AFRICA: ASSESSMENT OF THE SAHEL PROGRAMME & PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FUTURE
Ghislain De La Sayette, Airbus Defence and Space, France
09:00
Session 5d: ICT Initiatives in Kenya
Chair: Daniel Obam, Ministry of ICT, Kenya
Providing ICT Infrastructure for the Public Service
Thomas Odhiambo, eGovernment Directorate, Kenya
Konza Techno City
Catherine Adeya, Konza Technopolis Authority, Ministry of ICT, Kenya
Status and Progress of eLearning and eWaste in the Environment Sector
Vicky Onderi, National Environmental Management Authority, Kenya
Challenges of Implementing eVoting in Africa
Dismas Ong'ondi, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Kenya
eAgriculture Extension in Kenya
Richard Kedemi, Kenya Agriculture Research Institute, Kenya
09:00
Session 5e: Mobile Applications
Chair: Bruce Becker, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Study of SMS Air Interface Delay in Strong and Weak Signal Environments
Martin Saint, Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda, Rwanda
Modulo: A Modular Sensor Network Node Optimised for Research and Product Development
Carel Kruger, CSIR, South Africa
Improving Path Loss Prediction in WCDMA Network Using Principal Component Analysis
Ashagrie Getnet, Ethio Telecom (Telecommunication), Ethiopia
09:00
Workshop 5f: ICT for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
Chair: Walter Mayer, Progis Software GmbH, Austria
ICT for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
Walter Mayer, Progis Software GmbH, Austria
Vexcel Imaging / Microsoft, Image Data Collection and Mapping - Global Ortho: Rapid, High Efficiency and Ortho Update Technologies
Caroline Kinuthia, Microsoft, Kenya
Opening access to research data for agricultural development
Ajit Maru, Global Forum on Agricultural Research, Italy
Weather Index Insurance and Other Climate Related Services through Multi-purpose Monitoring Networks
Bernhard Pacher, Adcon Telemetry, Austria
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Workshop 6a: Supporting Skills Development in Africa
Chair: Helena Tapper, GESCI, Kenya
African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) Framework
Helena Tapper, GESCI, Kenya
African Leadership in ICT: Implementation Experience
Senthil Kumar, GESCI, Kenya
African Knowledge Exchange
Mathias Antonsson, GESCI, Kenya
11:00
Session 6b: Technology-Enhanced Learning in HEIs
Chair: Koi Muchira Tirima, Inoorero University, Kenya
Determinants of Technology Innovation Implementation Effectiveness in Higher Education Institutions
John Kandiri, Kenyatta University, Kenya
The Lasting Effects of the Information Literacy Training Among Undergraduate Students: a Case Study of MUHAS
Edda Tandi Lwoga, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
A Study of the Sudanese Students’ Use of Collaborative Tools within Moodle Learning Management System
Izzeldin Osman, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Evaluating the Challenges of Technology Enhanced Learning in Universities in Tanzania
Neema Mduma, Tumaini University, Tanzania
Perspectives on Underutilisation of ICT in Education in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya
Josephat O. Oroma, Muni University, Uganda
11:00
Session 6c: eHealth - Health Information Management Systems
Chair: Ayub Manya, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Open Data Kit, A Solution Implementing a Mobile Health Information System To Enhance Data Management In Public Health
Paul Macharia, National AIDS/STIs Control Programme, Kenya
Strengthening the Health Information System in Mozambique through Malaria Incidence Prediction
Orlando Zacarias, Stockholm University, Sweden
Adoption of Health Information Systems by Health Workers in Developing Countries – Contextualizing UTAUT
Josephine Karuri, Moi University, Kenya
Adapting Mobile Medical Information Search to Low-Resourced Areas
Allan Hanbury, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
11:00
Workshop 6d: AfricaConnect Extension
Chair: Lishan Adam, ICT in Development, Ethiopia
Examples of Collaboration between the African and European NRENs – The Case of RENATER and SnRER
Sabine Jaume-Rajaonia, CIRAD, France
AfricaConnect Extension - Preliminary Survey Results and Scenarios
Lishan Adam, ICT in Development, Ethiopia
11:00
Session 6e: Wireless Networks
Chair: Vincent Kaabunga, IEEE Kenya Section, Kenya
Challenges of Implementing eduroam in Kenyan University Campus Wireless LAN
Maureen Njue, Kenya Education Network, Kenya
Wireless Sensor Networks Testbed: ASNTbed
Angeline Gcina Dludla, CSIR,, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Building a Sustainable Research & HCD Eco-system: Case Study of Two Wireless Communication Eco Systems
Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR Meraka ICT Institute , South Africa
Content Hosting and Distribution Framework for Wireless Mesh Networks
Thomas Gone, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Kenya
11:00
Workshop 6f: ICT for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
Chair: Walter Mayer, Progis Software GmbH, Austria
The Importance of IT in Agriculture and Necessity of Agro-ICT Infrastructures
Lucy Muchoki, Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium, Kenya
Worldclass Agribusiness Practice: What is the Role of Executive Management Education?
David Mugun, Strathmore University, Kenya
Automatic Nationwide Real time Weatherstation Networks to Forecast Diseases, Pest Developments, Irrigation Management to run Risk Management Systems and Reduce Damages for Smallholder Agriculture in Africa
Gottfried Pessl, Pessl Instruments GmbH, Austria
12:30
Lunch : Lunch
14:00
14:00
Panel Session 7a: Senior University Leadership Roundtable on ICT Education, Innovation and Research
Chair: Harry Kaane, Higher Education, Science and Technology Secretary, Kenya
Co-Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Panelists include

Professor Ogembo Kachienga’, DVC for Research, Technical University of Kenya

Professor Izael Da’Silva, DVC, Academic Affairs, Strathmore University

Professor Ddembe Williams, Dean, Faculty of ICT, KCA University

Professor William Okello-Odongo, Director, School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi

Dr. Waweru Mwangi, Director, Institute for Computer Science and IT, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Dr. Edwin Ataro, Head of Electrical and Communication Engineering Department, Moi University

Dr. Kamau Gachigi, Director, University of Nairobi Science Park

Dr Salome Gichura, Director Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya

14:00
Session 7b: Living Labs
Chair: Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Embedding Business Model for Sustainable Collaborative Innovation in African Living Labs
Vincent Grèzes, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Using Technology in Livings Labs to Transform Access to Healthcare Information in South Africa
Alida Veldsman, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Virtual Buying Cooperative: a Procurement Model for Improving the Sustainability of Very Small Retailers in Emerging Economies
Mpho Raborife, SAP Research Pretoria, South Africa
Energy Management Using Living Lab In the Developing Countries
Jean Marie Vianney Bikorimana, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda
14:00
Session 7c: eHealth - Case Studies
Chair: Noureddine Hamdi, Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia
AFRICA BUILD Portal: Developing A Social Network Of African Health Researchers And Educators
Victor Maojo, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
MEDISHARE: A Project based on ICT Tools for Improving the Sustainable Development of Capacity in Medical Research
Judith Torimiro, Initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA), Cameroon
An Open eHealth Platform for real-time professional-to-professional collaboration
Jaume Benseny, i2CAT, Spain
AIMEP for Malaria Mapping and Infectious Disease Eradication
Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo, Ashburn Institute, Ukraine
Value Proposition for mHealth Monitoring Solution of Diabetes
Suzana Brown, Carnegie Mellon university in Rwanda, Rwanda
14:00
Panel Session 7d: iMentors
Chair: Vasilis Koulolias, eGovlab, Sweden
Björn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden

Meoli Kashorda, KENET, Kenya

Aida Opoku-Mensah, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

14:00
Session 7e: Mobile Applications - Leveraging SMS
Chair: Lieketseng Tjokotsi, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
Building a Web Based SMS Normalization System
Ademola Adesina, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
SMS-Based Systems: Towards Implementation of Mobile Discussion Groups
George Matto, Moshi Co-operative University, Tanzania
SMS Advertising in Tanzania: Factors Affecting Consumer Attitudes
Deo Sabokwigina, Iringa University College, Tanzania
Mobile Messaging for Service Integration for Marginalised Communities in Lesotho
Chabalala Stephen Chabalala, The National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
14:00
Session 7f: eAgriculture
Chair: Moses Vusmuzi Zungu, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Swaziland
Mobile Technology in Kenyan Agriculture: The Status and Opportunities
Amos Gichamba, Africa Nazarene University, Kenya
Startup Business Models and Challenges for East African mAgriculture Innovations
Angela Crandall, iHub, Kenya
Mobile Applications for Value Chain Marketing in Agriculture
Simon Gitonga, Egerton University, Kenya
The Diffusion of Mobile Agricultural Information Services in Ghana: A Case study
Bineke Posthumus, TNO, Netherlands
Bridging the IT Divide - Case Study on the Botswana Livestock Industry
Dominic Ferguson, Consult IT (Pty) Ltd, Botswana
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Panel Session 8a: Roundtable on Supporting Entrepreneurship in East Africa
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Panelists include:

Mary Kiguru, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya

Catherinerose Barretto, KINU, Tanzania

Rachel Gichinga, iHub, Kenya

Martin Tubula, Inoorero University, Kenya

Sam Gichuru, Nailab

Simon Stumpf, Ashoka, East Africa

16:00
Session 8b: Living Labs to Support Skills Development
Chair: Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Utilising Living Lab Principles to Model and Create a Collaborative Education Environment – The CAT Schools Programme
Ulza Wassermann, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Developing Educational Assessment Tools for ICT Education – a South African Living Lab Approach
Paul Johannes Retief, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
E-Skills Training on Communal, Fixed Infrastructure as an Activator of Personal Use of Mobile Internet
Sibukele Gumbo, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Maputo Living Lab Summer School of ICTs: An Experience Report
Pietro Benedetto Molini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Improving Students Achievement in Maths and Science – A Living Lab Approach
Lebohang Kompi, Science & Mathematics Educators' Federation - Lesotho National Commission for Unesco, Lesotho
16:00
Session 8c: eHealth
Chair: Ayub Manya, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Free and Open Source Software for Development of Sustainable M-Health Systems in Kenya
Stephen Ondimu, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Adaptive GUIs Tailored to Different User Groups for Public Health Service Delivery via Fuzzy Logic Membership Functions
Melanie Platz, University of Siegen, Germany
Description of Availability of Medical Care with Fuzzy Logic for Logistic Optimization of Medical Resources
Matthias Groessler, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany
Digital Analysis of Malaria Infected Blood Smears via Mobile Devices
Dirk Elias, Fraunhofer Portugal Research Center for Assistive Information and Communication Solutions, Portugal
An Enhanced Entity-Attribute-Value Data Model for Representing High Dimensional and Sparse Healthcare Data
Augustus Kamau, JKUAT, Kenya
16:00
Workshop 8d: Exploiting the Potential of e-Infrastructures to Boost RTDI in Africa
Chair: Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
eI4Africa: Overview
Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
The eI4Africa Science Gateway, its Applications and How people/organisations can Contribute to it
Roberto Barbera, University of Catania and INFN and COMETA, Italy
The eI4Africa Demonstrator Projects
Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden
The Knowledge Base of Open Access Document Repositories (OADRs) and How African Libraries can Contribute to it
Roberto Barbera, University of Catania and INFN and COMETA, Italy
Links between eI4Africa, AfricaConnect and CHAIN-REDS in the Region
Margaret Ngwira, , Malawi
Prospects for Extending Distributed Computing Infrastructure in Africa
Bruce Becker, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Discussion on Futures Thinking Research Priorities in the ICT Infrastructure Focus Area
Barend Taute, CSIR, South Africa
16:00
Session 8e: Mobile Applications
Chair: Inas Fateem, Ministry of Communications & IT, Egypt
The Role of Mobile Applications in Social and Economic Development in East Africa
Daniel Muendo, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya
Towards a Demand-Side Smart Domestic Electrical Energy Management System
Nomusa Dlodlo, Rhodes University, South Africa
Leveraging Women Participation in Entrepreneurship through Mobile Technology
Leah Mutanu, United States International University, Kenya
16:00
Session 8f: eAgriculture II
Chair: Eric Mwangi, Ministry of Education, Kenya
Role of ICT in Exchange of Agricultural Information and Knowledge in Kenya: the Case of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
Richard Kedemi, Kenya Agriculture Research Institute, Kenya
ICT Adoption Model for Rural Agricultural Communities in Kenya
Dan Orwa, University of Nairobi, Kenya
A System Dynamics Analysis of Seed Banking Effectiveness for Empowerment of Smallholder Farmers
Benedict Oyo, Gulu University, Uganda
ICT Solution Architecture for Agriculture
Fredrick Awuor, Kisii University, Kenya
Poultry Contractual Farming Decision Support System
Khulekani Sibanda, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Day 3: 31 May 2013

09:00
09:00
Workshop 9a: Mutually Beneficial Africa-EU ICT Research
Chair: Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
Strengthening ICT research and Policy Links under the 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership
Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
ICT Research and Innovation for Socio-economic Impact - Focus Areas and Futures Thinking
Barend Taute, CSIR, South Africa
Lessons from Innovation Success Stories
Eunice Kariuki, Kenya ICT Board, Kenya
Innovation Policy Considerations in Africa
Inas Fateem, Ministry of Communications & IT, Egypt
Practical Research Collaboration - Demonstrator Projects
Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden
09:00
Session 9b: Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation
Chair: Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Authentic Assessment of Programming Skills in Kenyan Universities
Joseph Sevilla, Strathmore University , Kenya
Defining the African Tech-Innovation System and Innovation Index
Chrisostom Mwairumba, iHub Research, Kenya
Assessment of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in Nairobi County, Kenya: A Case of Selected Organizations
Peter Wanderi, Kenyatta University, Kenya
A Three Level Research Gateway for African Renewable Energy Collaboration
Kim Jansson, Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd., Finland
Utilization of Knowledge Management Tools in Software Development
Samuel Kamunya, JKUAT Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Kenya
09:00
Session 9c: Leveraging Open Source Software
Chair: Moses Rugutt, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Kenya
Managing Open Source, Open Access Digital Libraries: Case of Pwani University Library, Kenya
Wanyenda Chilimo-Muoki, Pwani University, Kenya
Motivation for the Adoption of Open Source Software in Kenya Academic Libraries
Michael Maua, Pwani University, Kenya
Open Source Software Adoption in Mauritius
Aneerav Sukhoo, Central Information Systems Division, Mauritius
Surveying National Systems of Innovation(NSI) Using Free Open Source Software(FOSS): The Case of Ghana
Ritin Koria, UNIDO, Austria
Adoption and Diffusion of Open Source Software in Tanzania: A Way Forward
George S. Oreku, TIRDO, Tanzania
09:00
Session 9d: ICT Regulatory Frameworks
Chair: Zamokwakhe Dlamini, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Regulatory Convergence of ICT Sectors in the East African Community (EAC): Challenges for the Current Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks and Lessons from the European Union Experience
Joseph Nyaga, InterDisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI), Belgium
Spectrum Award Procedure in the Era of Convergence: A Key Towards Promoting Emerging Mobile Services
Mahen Soobron, Ministry of ICT, Mauritius
Broadband ICT Policies in Southern Africa: Initiatives and Dynamic Spectrum Regulation
Thomas Olwal, CSIR, South Africa
Policy-Based Radios for Spectrum Sharing
Malcolm Brew, Mawingu, Kenya
Assessing the Implications of SIM Card Registration Policy in the SADC Region
Mbuyu Sumbwanyambe, University of South Africa, South Africa
09:00
Session 9e: Use of ICT in HEIs and Schools
Chair: George Ombakho, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
Analysis of the Effect of Wireless Campus Networks on Internet Usage in Kenyan Universities
Eric Sifuna, Kenya Education Network (KENET), Kenya
Understanding the Implementation of Online Assessment in Public Universities in Kenya
Robert Omulami Manaka, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Information Security Management Systems in Public Universities in Kenya: A Gap Analysis between Common Practices and Industry Best Practices
Philip Mutisya Kitheka, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
ICT Adoption Framework in Rural Secondary Schools: Case of Meru, Kenya
Dorothy Bundi, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya
Strategies for Wider Use and Access of Digital Libraries in Secondary Schools in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Uganda
Gideon Wananda, University of Nairobi, Kenya
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Workshop 10a: Strengthening Democracy in East Africa through ICTs - Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: David Isaksson, Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, Sweden
Part 1: Overall Situation

CIPESA: ICTs for Participatory Civic Engagement
Ashnah Kalemera, CIPESA, Uganda
KHRC: How can We Fight Impunity?
Grace Were, Kenya Human Rights Commission, Kenya
CHRAGG: New Technology for Reporting Human Rights Abuse
Wilfred Warioba, Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance, Tanzania
Part 2: Building Capacity

ToroDev: ICT4D tools as a Leapfrogging Process for Gender Equality
Johnstone Baguma, Toro Development Network (ToroDev), Uganda
Wougnet: Empowering Women in Democratic Processes through ICT
Goretti Zavuga, Women of Uganda Network, Uganda
Part 3: Hands on examples on the usage of ICT tools

iHub, Mobile Technology in Water Governance
Anne Salim, iHub Research, Kenya
TI: ICT for Better Health Service Delivery
Simon Peter Ogwang, Transparency International Uganda, Uganda
11:00
Session 10b: eInclusion
Chair: Enock Mpenzwa, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Tanzania
Auto-configuration through Cloud: Initial Case Studies for Universal and Personalised Access for All
Evangelos Bekiaris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Making ICT Accessible for the Deaf
Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Evidence of Dyslexia in Special Schools in South Africa and a Proposal of Assistive Technology
Mpia Ndombo, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
ICTs and Survival Tactics for the Day-labour Workers: Implications for Design
Christopher Chepken, University of Nairobi, Kenya
11:00
Session 10c: Digital Libraries
Chair: Toumane Doumbouya, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal
i4Life: Standardising the World’s Biodiversity Catalogue
Alastair Culham, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Towards Digital Libraries in Kenyan Universities: Concretizing the Prospects
Joseph Kavulya, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
The Development of a User-generated Digital Library: The Case of the Ulwazi Programme
Niall McNulty, McNulty Consulting, South Africa
The Role of ICT in Appreciating Tri-Axis Efforts of Research, Publications and Library Services in Higher Education
Richard Omollo, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya
Developing Digital Content and Services: Experiences from the Library of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
Margaret Adeogun, University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
11:00
Workshop 10d: Probe-IT: The Internet of Things in Africa
Chair: Sofiene Sghaier, CERT, Tunisia
Current IoT landscape in Africa
Hend Ben Hajji, CERT, Tunisia
IoT demos from South Africa
Louis Coetzee, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
11:00
Session 10e: mBanking
Chair: Phodiso Potesh Phole, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Botswana
Organizing Innovation to Deliver Financial Services to the Base of the Pyramid
Bineke Posthumus, TNO, Netherlands
ICT and Financial Inclusion: Adoption of Mobile Phone Banking Among Small Business Owners in Iringa, Tanzania
Hosea Mpogole, Iringa University College, Tanzania
Mobile Banking Influence on Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction for the Unbanked
Jimmy Macharia, United States International University, Kenya
Artificial Neural Network based Expert System for Loan Application Evaluation: Case of Kenya Commercial Bank
Jane Juma, Rongo University, Kenya
12:30
Lunch : Lunch
13:30
13:30
Closing Plenary 11a: Closing Plenary
Chair: Harry Kaane, Higher Education, Science and Technology Secretary, Kenya
Horizon 2020
Stephane Hogan, European Commission, Ethiopia
African Internet Exchange System (AXIS)
Moses Bayingana, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
IEEE's Information Society Activities in Africa
Vincent Kaabunga, IEEE Kenya Section, Kenya
Future of Innovation and ICT Research in Kenya
Shaukat Abdulrazak, National Council for Science and Technology, Kenya