IST-Africa Workshop, eChallenges e2013, Dublin, 09 October

The IST-Africa Initiative is organising a workshop during eChallenges e2013 to raise awareness of ICT Research capacity in the 18 African Partner countries.

In the context of international cooperation during Horizon 2020, this provides an important opportunity to meet with officials from the Ministries and National Councils Ministries and National Councils responsible for Information Society, ICT and/or STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) Adoption, Policy and Research in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda. IST-Africa partners can provide assistance to identify relevant national partners for inclusion in projects to be submitted under Horizon 2020.

Programme (14:00 - 18:00, Session 3c - 4c, Wednesday 09 October 2013)

IST-Africa Initiative - Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland

ICT Research Capacity in South Africa - Peacemaker Dlamini, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

ICT Research Capacity in Mauritius - Dan Faugoo, National Computer Board, Mauritius

ICT Research Capacity in Malawi - Gift Kadzamira, National Commission for Science & Technology, Malawi

ICT Research Capacity in Botswana - Phodiso Potesh Phole, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Botswana

ICT Research Capacity in Lesotho - Lefa Thamae, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Lesotho

ICT Research Capacity in Swaziland - Moses Zungu, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Swaziland

ICT Research Capacity in Mozambique - Zauria Saifodine, INTIC, Mozambique

ICT Research Capacity in Cameroon - Peter Mokube, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies, Cameroon

ICT Research Capacity in Egypt - Therese Samy, Ministry of Communications & IT, Egypt

ICT Research Capacity in Tunisia - Noureddine Hamdi, Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia

ICT Research Capacity in Senegal - Toumane Doumbouya, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal

ICT Research Capacity in Angola - Antonio Alcochete, Ministry of Science and Technology, Angola

ICT Research Capacity in Ethiopia - Yoseph Admassu, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ethiopia

ICT Research Capacity in Kenya - Jacob Njagih, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya

ICT Research Capacity in Burundi - Tatien Masharabu, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi

ICT Research Capacity in Uganda - Maxwell Otim, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology

ICT Research Capacity in Tanzania - Faith Shimba, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

Other African focused presentations during eChallenges e2013 include

Supporting Life mHealth Initiative - Dr John O'Donoghue, Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), University College Cork

Session 3b 14:00 Wednesday 09 October

Transforming the South African Public Service through the implementation of sustainable Corporate Governance of Information and Communication Technology - Tersia van der Walt, Department of Public Service and Administration, South Africa

Workshop 5c (9am Thursday 10 Oct): A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Implementing mHealth in Low-Income Contexts: the case for Sierra Leone

The Implications of mHealth for Human Resources for Health in Bonthe District, Sierra Leone - Frédérique Vallières, Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Technical Implications of Implementing mHealth Applications in Sierra Leone - Nick Nestle, Dimagi South Africa

A Socio-Technical Approach to the Implementation of mHealth in Sierra Leone: A Theoretical Perspective - PJ Wall, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

For more information about eChallenges e2013, please visit