IST-Africa 2015 Conference

06 - 08 May 2015, Lilongwe, Malawi

IST-Africa 2015 Agenda



Updated: 2015-03-06 16:21:51

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Day 1: 06 May 2015

08:00
Registration : Registration
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a: Opening Plenary
Opening Remarks
Anthony Muyepa-Phiri, Director General, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi
European Commission Address
Morten Møller, GRENEN Consulting , Denmark
African Union Commission Address
Adil Sulieman, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
Welcome Address
Lonely Magreta, Permanent Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Malawi
Official Opening Speech
Hon. Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Malawi
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
Panelists confirmed to date include:

Lonely Magreta, Permanent Secretary for Education, Science and Technology

Anthony Muyepa-Phiri, Director General, NCST / CTO MAREN

Andrew Kumbatira, Director General, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)

Victor Malewa, Deputy Director, Department of e-Government, Ministry of Information

Adil Sulieman, Senior Policy Officer, Infrastructure and Energy Department, African Union Commission African Union Commission

Kasirim Nwuke, Innovation and Technology, UNECA

Dr Pascal Hoba, CEO, UbuntuNet Alliance

Dr Harry Gombachika, Chief Executive Officer, Malawi Telecommunications Limited

Dr Paulos Nyirenda, CEO, SDNP

Bessie Nyirenda, Management Consultant, Malawi Institute of Management

12:30
Lunch : Lunch
14:00
14:00
Workshop 3a: IST-Africa - Research Capacities & Priorities I
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Malawi
Gift Kadzamira, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mozambique
Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Namibia
Ebenhezer Kauhonina, National Commission on Research,Science and Technology, Namibia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Botswana
Phodiso Potesh Phole, Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services, Botswana
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in South Africa
Zamokwakhe Dlamini, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mauritius
Iqbal Agowun, National Computer Board, Mauritius
14:00
Session 3b: eHealth I
Chair: Chipo Kanjo, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi
Towards an ICT Framework to Support a Patient-Centric Approach in Public Healthcare: A Case Study of Malawi
Richard Pankomera, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine in Developing Countries
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
An Approach for a National eHealth Implementation – the Case of Modular Interactive Tiles for Rehabilitation
Henrik Hautop Lund, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
SIEMA: A System to Improve the Access to Medical Emergency Services
Mateus Padoca Calado, Universidade Agostinho Neto, Angola
14:00
Session 3c: Technology-enhanced Learning I
Chair: Gift Khangamwa, The Polytechnic, University of Malawi, Malawi
Evaluating Preparedness for Social Networks Integration into Learning: A Case Study of Inoorero University
Elyjoy Micheni, The Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
Social Media in Higher Learning: Is it a tool for Social or Academic Purpose? A Comparative Study between MoCU, Tanzania and LUANAR, Malawi
George Matto, Moshi Co-operative University, Tanzania
Gamifying a PhD Taught Module: A Journey to Phobos and Deimos
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
14:00
Session 3d: eGovernment I
Chair: Bessie Nyirenda, Malawi Institute of Management, Malawi
E-identity: Basic Building Block of e-Government
Jiri Prusa, CZ.NIC Association, Czech Republic
Methodology for Improving Data Quality Management in South African Government Departments
Stanley Ndivhuho Malange, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
A Structural Equation Model for Data Warehouse Adoption in a Government Department
Edzai Kademeteme, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Mobile Visualisation Techniques for Large Datasets
Ingrid Sieborger, Rhodes University, South Africa
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Workshop 4a: IST-Africa - Research Capacities & Priorities II
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Defining Joint EU-Africa Priorities – An Opportunity for ICT Collaboration?
Stephane Hogan, European Commission, Ethiopia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Swaziland
Vumile Dlamini, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Swaziland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Lesotho
Lieketseng Tjokotsi, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
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
Haitham Hamza, ITIDA, Egypt
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Senegal
Toumane Doumbouya, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal
16:00
Session 4b: eHealth II
Chair: Seyani Nayeja, Mzuzu University, Malawi
The Development of an e-Health System for Health Awareness Campaigns in Poor Areas
Chikumbutso Gremu, Office of the Vice President, Malawi
Mobile Health App to Improve the Quality of Care in Community Case Management in Malawi
Chris Kulanga, D-tree International, Malawi
Use of Data Mining to Check the Prevalence of Prostate Cancer: Case of Nairobi County
Njeri Ngaruiya, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Nationwide Health Education Using Mobile Technology
Sam Kampondeni, Moyo Wanga Private Clinic, Malawi
16:00
Session 4c: Technology-enhanced Learning II
Chair: Kristiina Lahde, Saliens Ltd, Finland
Transforming Africa into a Knowledge-based society: Concretizing the case for Digital Literacies and Revision of ICT Strategies in the Education Sector in the Region
Joseph M. Kavulya, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
e-Education Adoption in Emerging Economy Countries: Case of Malawi
Marian Mtingwi, Department of eGovernment, Malawi
Mobile E-Learning: The Choice between Responsive/Mobile Websites and Mobile Applications for Virtual Learning Environments for increasing access to Higher Education in Malawi
Chifundo Chilivumbo, The University of Malawi: The Polytechnic, Malawi
Support Given to Lecturers when Providing Mobile Centric Services in Teaching and Learning: A Policy Analysis Perspective
Baldreck Chipangura, Unisa, South Africa
16:00
Session 4d: eGovernment II
Chair: Vasilis Koulolias, eGovlab, Sweden
Mobile Government in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Proposed Implementing Framework
John Mtingwi, Office of the President and Cabinet, Malawi
Using Mobile Phones for Public Participation with Local Government in Cape Town
Jean-Paul Van Belle, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Citizen-Centric Critical Success Factors for the Implementation of E-government: A Case Study of Kenya Huduma Centers
Ibrahim Otieno, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Towards Addressing the Requirements for Coordination in the Distributed South African Public Sector from a Virtual Community-Centric Collaboration Process Lifecycle Perspective
Godwin Thomas, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
17:30
End of Parallel Sessions

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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