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 2: 07 May 2015

09:00
09:00
Workshop 5a: IST-Africa - Research Capacities & Priorities III
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Cameroon
Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
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 Burundi
Augustin Nsabiyumva, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tanzania
Mauridi Abubakari, COSTECH, Tanzania
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Ethiopia
Leulseged Alemie, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ethiopia
09:00
Session 5b: eHealth - Health Information Systems I
Chair: Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Developing Capacity for Maintenance of HIS in the Context of Loosely Coordinated Project Support Arrangements
Tiwonge Manda, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi
A Framework for the Acceptance Process of District Health Information System for Vertical Health Programmes
Achilles Kiwanuka, Health Marc Limited, Uganda
From User Training Courses and Central Support to Creating Local User Competence for Mentoring Colleagues: A Preliminary Study in Malawi
Ellen Bjoerge, University of Oslo, Norway
09:00
Session 5c: Technology Enhanced Learning III
Chair: Noureddine Hamdi, Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia
Using TV White Spaces and e-Learning in South African Rural Schools
Albert Lysko, CSIR, South Africa
Knowledge Sharing Framework for Educators in Southern Africa: A Case Study of Secondary Schools in Tshwane South District
Lovemore Motsi, University of South Africa, South Africa
The Integration of ICTs into the Learning Activities of the College of Medicine Undergraduate Students
Felix Majawa, Mzuzu University, Malawi
A Preliminary Classification of eLearning Models
Zebiba Abegaz, Wollo University, Ethiopia
09:00
Session 5d: eGovernment III
Chair: Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
An Exploration of Critical Success Factors for e-Governance Project Initiation: A Preliminary Framework
Sylvester Hatsu, School of Computing, University of South African/Accra Technical University, Ghana
Assessing Benefits and Impact Creation in IST Research Projects
Kim Jansson, Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd., Finland
Evaluating the Public Value of E-government Services
Gabriel Kamau, Murang'a University of Technology, Kenya
09:00
Workshop 5e: Identity Federation and Shared Services for Research and Education
Chair: Omo Oaiya, WACREN, Ghana
Overview of Identity Federation and Shared Services – A Global Perspective
Sabine Jaume-Rajaonia, CIRAD, France
Status of Identity Federations in Africa
Tiwonge Msulira Banda, UbuntuNet Alliance, Malawi
Service Providers, Shared Services and NREN Clouds
Ognjen Prnjat, GRNET S.A, Greece
Panel discussion - Panelists include: Joseph Kimaili (UbuntuNet Alliance), Boubakar Barry (WACREN), Bruce Becker (SAGrid), DamienAlline (IRD), Carmen-GloriaLabbe (RedCLARA)

10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Session 6a: ICT4D
Chair: Haitham Hamza, ITIDA, Egypt
Knowledge Sharing in Africa: Perspectives on the Future
Jon Gregson, Development Dreamers Ltd, United Kingdom
Designing for Sustainability: Involving Communities in Developing ICT Interventions to Support Water Resource Management
Fiona Ssozi - Mugarura, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Towards a Sustainability Criteria Model for ICT4D Projects and Living Labs Initiatives: A Siyakhula Living Lab Observation
Shadreck Mudziwepasi, Siyakhula Living Lab Project, South Africa
How Lessons Learnt informed the Development of an Implementation Framework in an ICT4D Initiative
Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
A Lightweight Mobile E-Procurement Solution for Rural Small Scale Traders Implemented Using a Living Lab Approach
Felix Ntawanga, University of South Africa, South Africa
11:00
Session 6b: eHealth - Health Information Systems II
Chair: Jacob Njagih, Ministry of Education, Kenya
A Demographics Data Exchange for Continuity of Care: Is it Feasible in Low-Resource Settings?
Dave Phiri, Baobab Health Trust, Malawi
Strengthening Health Management Information Systems in Malawi: Gaps and Opportunities
Maganizo Monawe, I-TECH Malawi, Malawi
A Socio-Technical Approach to Understanding Data Quality in Health Information Systems: Data Quality Intervention in Kenya
Ayub Manya, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Applications of Data Mining in the Health Sector in Lesotho: A Preliminary Study
Lebeko Poulo, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Lesotho
11:00
Session 6c: Technology Enhanced Learning IV
Chair: Lieketseng Tjokotsi, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
An Internet Mediated PhD Program in Computer Science and Information Technology
Izzeldin Osman, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Sentiment Analysis of the ICT4Rural Education Teacher Professional Development Course
Coral Featherstone, Meraka Institute, South Africa
MOOCs for Pre-Service Teachers: Their Notions of 21st Century Learning Design
Jameson Goto, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Cultivating Lifelong Learning: Pre-Service Teachers and their MOOCs
Jacqueline Batchelor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
11:00
Session 6d: eGovernment IV
Chair: Zamokwakhe Dlamini, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
The Value of Information - Assessing ICT requirements in Local Government
Bianca Forlee, University of Cape Town, South Africa
College Electronic Voting Environment (CEVE)
Emily Bagarukayo, Makerere University, Uganda
Local procurement in Mozambique: the case of InBid
Albertina Oliveira, Pandora Box, Lda., Mozambique
11:00
Workshop 6e: Synergy for Global Collaboration in Science Powered by R&E networks
Chair: Boubakar Barry, WACREN, Senegal
TANDEM - Strengthening the WACREN Community and Promoting Global Research Collaboration
Damien Alline, IRD, France
Sci-GaIA - The next iteration of Infrastructure and Services for e-Science in Africa
Bruce Becker, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
MAGIC - Collaboration Tools and Agreements for Global Communities
Carmen Gloria Labbe, RedCLARA, Chile
12:30
Lunch : Lunch
14:00
14:00
Workshop 7a: Impact Assessment of ICT4D projects
Chair: Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Co-Chair: Alida Veldsman, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Introduction

Impact Assessment Terms

Definition of Impact Assessment

When to do an Impact Assessment

Impact Assessment Overview

Types and Combination of Impact Assessments Methods

Practical exercise focussing on a specific intervention

14:00
Workshop 7b: Supporting Life
Chair: Seyani Nayeja, Mzuzu University, Malawi
Co-Chair: Joseph Wu, Luke International, Malawi
An Assessment on the Impact of introducing Electronic based Community Case Management (e-CCM) over paper based Community Case Management in the Management of Childhood Illnesses in Rural Northern Malawi
Griphin Baxter Chirambo, Mzuzu University, Malawi
Applying WHO guideline for National Health Information System Architecture Design to Malawi - from Community to Globe
Joseph Wu, Luke International, Malawi
Designing an electronic Community Case Management decision aid for the management of childhood illnesses in village clinics in Malawi- a demo of Supporting LIFE application
Jenny Hsieh, Luke International, Malawi
A Blueprint for Integrated Community Disease Management and Surveillance through the Use of eHealth Applications
Duke Caeser, Luke International, Malawi
14:00
Session 7c: Technology Enhanced Learning V
Chair: Alinafe Mbendera, LUANAR, Malawi
Preparing Teachers to Integrate Tablet Computers into Teaching and Learning
Eunice Eyitayo Olakanmi, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Use of Tablets in Blended Learning: A Case Study of an Institution of Higher Learning in Kenya
Elizaphan Maina, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Student’s Experiences in Using Chat Rooms as Virtual Classrooms: A Case of Kenyatta University Distant Learning Students
Rhoda Gitonga, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Heuristics for Evaluating Usability of Learning Management Systems in Africa
Joel Mtebe, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
14:00
Session 7d: Regulatory Frameworks
Chair: Francis Bisika, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority, Malawi
Supporting Regulators in becoming more beneficial for society
Nils Jensen, Stockholm University, Sweden
On Bringing Governance into Technology: Case of Internet Governance and Implications for Africa
Chipo Kanjo, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi
Good Corporate Governance of ICT in Municipalities
Petrus Delport, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Improved Service Continuity in Municipalities
Ruan Koen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Workshop 8a: ICT Initiatives in Malawi
Chair: Anthony Muyepa-Phiri, Director General, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi
Regulatory Initiatives to Increase ICT Penetration in Malawi
Francis Bisika, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority, Malawi
Software Defined Radios and Internet Independent Broadband Links Using Tailor-Made Android Apps
Stanley Mlatho, Chancellor College - University of Malawi, Malawi
Overview of Digital Migration in Malawi
Denis Chirwa, Ministry of Information, Tourism & Culture, Malawi
eInfrastructure Development for Malawi
Chimwemwe Khonje, Malawi Telecommunication Limited, Malawi
Enabling eHealth in Resource Constrained Settings
Oliver Gadabu, Baobab Heath Trust, Malawi
Leveraging ICT Initiatives for Development in Africa
Thandikile Mbvundula, NICO Technologies, Malawi
16:00
Session 8b: mHealth
Chair: Iqbal Agowun, National Computer Board, Mauritius
A Model for Mobile Phone Adoption in Maternal Healthcare
Gilbert Maiga, Makerere University, Uganda
Leveraging Health through Early Warning Systems Using Mobile and Service Oriented Technology
Silvester Namuye, USIU, Kenya
Assessing the Use of Mobile Technology to improve Timeliness of HMIS Reports in Malawi
Christon Moyo, Ministry of Health, Malawi
Re-engineering School Healthcare Services Using Mobile Technologies, in the Eastern Cape
Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Adoption and Use of mHealth System for Livestock Farmers in Karura village in Kenya
David Gichoya, Moi University, Kenya
16:00
Workshop 8c: Mobile GraphoGame Solution to Global Illiteracy Crisis
Chair: Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
GraphoWorld Solution to Global Illiteracy Crisis
Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Mobile Solution for Better Reading Instruction in Rural Africa
Christopher Kyakukaisha Yalukanda, Zambia National Union of Teachers/University of Jyvaskyla, Zambia
Ensuring Sufficient Literacy Practice with Tablet Technology in Zambian Schools
Gabriel Walubita, University of Zambia, Zambia
16:00
Session 8d: Cyber Security
Chair: Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
Improving South Africa’s Cyber Security by Cyber Securing its Small Companies
Basie von Solms, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Digital Forensics in the Cloud: The State of the Art
George Sibiya, CSIR, South Africa
Digital Forensic Readiness for Branchless Banking
Yusuf Mitha, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Better Information Security Management in Municipalities
Joshua de Lange, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
An Integrated Internet of Things Based System for Tracking and Monitoring Assets – the case of the Central University of Technology
Muthoni Masinde, Central University of Technology, 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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