IST-Africa 2023 Conference

31 May - 02 June 2023, Tshwane, South Africa

IST-Africa 2023 Agenda



Updated: 2023-02-20 16:43:27

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Day 1: 31 May 2023

08:00
Registration : Registration
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a: Opening Plenary
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Chair: Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
11:00
11:00
Plenary Session 2a: High-Level Roundtable focused on Role of ICT Research and Innovation to Strength Digital Innovation Ecosystems in Africa
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Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
12:30
Lunch : Lunch & Networking
14:00
14:00
Session 3a: eHealth 1
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Chair: Chipo Kanjo, University of Malawi, Malawi
14:00
Session 3b: Societal Implications of Technology 1
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Chair: Joshua Ndiege, United States International University - Africa, Kenya
14:00
Session 3c: Next Generation Computing
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Chair: Obakeng Hlatshwayo, South African Affiliate C4IR Centre, South Africa
14:00
Session 3d: Cyber Security 1
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Chair: Jackie Phahlamohlaka , CSIR, South Africa
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
16:00
16:00
Session 4a: eHealth 2
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Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
16:00
Session 4b: Societal Implications of Technology 2
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Chair: Joshua Ndiege, United States International University - Africa, Kenya
16:00
Session 4c: Blockchain Food Supply Chain
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Chair: Owen Vaughan, nChain, United Kingdom
16:00
Session 4d: Cyber Security 2
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Chair: Kiru Pillay, Department of Communications and Digital Technology, South Africa
18:00
Conference Dinner

Day 2: 01 June 2023

09:00
09:00
Session 5a: eHealth 3
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Chair: Trust Saidi, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
09:00
Session 5b: Technology-Enhanced Learning 1
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Chair: Nita Mennega, University of Pretoria, South Africa
09:00
Session 5c: Artificial Intelligence
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Chair: Namosha Veerasamy, CSIR, South Africa
09:00
Session 5d: IST-Africa - Research Capacities and Priorities
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Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
11:00
11:00
Session 6a: eGovernment 1
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Chair: Jeanette Morwane, Department of Communications and Digital Technology, South Africa
11:00
Session 6b: Technology-Enhanced Learning 2
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Chair: Mohamed Jmaiel, Association des Technologies de Santé, Tunisia
11:00
Session 6c: Environmental Sustainability & eAgriculture 1
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Chair: Ismael Limalia, Mauritius Digital Promotion Agency, Mauritius
11:00
Session 6d: Global Development
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Chair: Konanani Rashamuse, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
12:30
Lunch : Lunch & Networking
14:00
14:00
Session 7a: Showcasing Success Stories of the SA-EU STI Cooperation
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Chair: Lindiwe Gama, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
14:00
Session 7b: Technology-Enhanced Learning 3
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Chair: Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, South African Affiliate C4IR Centre, South Africa
14:00
Session 7c: Environmental Sustainability & eAgriculture 2
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Chair: Paula Musuva, United States International University - Africa, Kenya
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
16:00
16:00
Session 8a: eGovernment 2
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Chair: Nico Ntsimane, Department of Public Service and Administration, South Africa
16:00
Session 8b: Content Technologies
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Chair: Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
16:00
Session 8c: eAgriculture 3
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Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
17:30
Networking Cocktail, Hosted by the Science Diplomacy Capital for Africa

Day 3: 02 June 2023

09:00
09:00
Session 9a: Horizon Europe - Opportunities within the SA-EU STI Cooperation
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Chair: Vinny Pillay, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
09:00
Session 9b: Digital Skills
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Chair: Takalani Nemaungani, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
Digital Skills for the Future of Work
Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
The Role of Data Literacy in the context of Digital Skills - DIRISA's Human Capital Development Roadmap
Nobubele Shozi, Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA), South Africa
Technology for a more Resilient South Africa
Sandiso Sibisi, COOi Studios, South Africa
Towards Sustainable HPC Workforce Development in Africa and Beyond
Bryan Johnston, CSIR, South Africa
09:00
Session 9c: ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship
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Chair: Obakeng Hlatshwayo, South African Affiliate C4IR Centre, South Africa
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
11:00
11:00
Closing Plenary 10: ICT Collaboration as a Driving Force for International and Regional Partnership Modalities
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Chair: Rasigan Maharajh, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
12:30
Lunch : Lunch
14:00

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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To print the full programme, click Printable Version