Sci-GaIA Workshop on "Open Science in Support of Education"

Monday, 5 September 2016 from to (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam)
at Dar es Salaam ( Mikumi )
Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Shaaban Robert St.
Description

The third Sci-GaIA thematic Workshop  will take place on September, 5, 2016 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop is organised under the aegis of the European Commission (EC, DG CONNECT) and in co-location with the Technology Transfer Alliance workshop

This third Sci-GaIA workshop will focus on “Open Science in Support of Education” and its main objectives are to:

  • Provide a forum for discussions and debates on open science issues;
  • Engage key local community stakeholders and reach African policy makers;
  • Promote the uptake of Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa;
  • Support African Communities of Practice;
  • Create synergies with similar projects and initiatives.

At this scope, the workshop will include the following sessions:

  • An opening session honored with the participation of high-level policy makers from Africa and Tanzania in particular;
  • Sessions with presentations related to Open Science, Open Data Infrastructure, and Challenge Driven Education;
  • “Bird-of-a-Feather” (BoF) sessions with thematic group discussions;
  • Workshop conclusions and Vote of Thanks.

This thematic workshop is organised by Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology with the support of all Sci-GaIA project partners.

Material:
Support Email: info@sci-gaia.eu
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  • Monday, 5 September 2016
    • 07:30 - 08:30 Arrival and registration of participants
    • 08:30 - 09:45 Opening Session
      Convener: Roy Elineema (Registrar at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology - Tanzania)
      • 08:30 Welcoming Remarks and Introduction 10'
        Speaker: Prof. Preksedis Ndomba (The Principal, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology - Tanzania)
      • 08:40 Overview of the Sci-GaIA Project and workshop objectives 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Amos Nungu (Sci-GaIA DIT Project leader, the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 08:55 Remarks from the EU representative 5'
        Speaker: Mr. Roeland van de Geer (EU Ambassador/Head of Delegation)
      • 09:00 Opening Speech 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Hon. Joyce Ndalichako (MP) (Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania)
      • 09:40 Vote of Thanks 5'
        Speaker: Prof. Christian Nyahumwa (Deputy Principal (Academic), Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology - Tanzania)
    • 09:45 - 10:15 Group Photo, Coffee Break and Networking
    • 09:45 - 10:15 e-Research Summer Hackfest Exhibition
      Poster and demo presentations:
      a.	Bioinformatics SG (WEKA Data mining tool) – Stephen Mgaya, TERNET
      b.	iGrid Portal -  Aron Kondoro, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
      c.	TTA Portal – Diana Rwegasira, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
      d.	Medical Image Analyser – Prof. Benjamin Aribisala, Lagos State University, Nigeria
      e.	Public Health Gateway in Kenya – Dennis Muoki Kimego and Charles Muiruri Njaramba, Egerton University, Kenya
      f.	Speech Recognition – David Risinamhodzi, Northwest University, South Africa
      g.     The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model for the WIMEA-ICT project - Damas Makweba and Triphonia Ngailo, DIT, Tanzania
      Material: Posters linkdown arrow
    • 09:45 - 10:15 Communities of Practice Exhibition
      Poster and demo presentations:
      a.	Wimea ICT – Daudi Mboma & Ombeni Mnzava
      i.	Low cost Automatic weather station
      ii.	Weather Data Repository 
      iii.	Dissemination System 
      b.	Community Health Portal – Denis Mazali
      c.	The Pamoja Living Labs – Novat Karol
      d.	STICLab (FabLabs) – Stanley Mwalembe
    • 09:45 - 10:15 Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology Exhibition
      Selected exhibitions from academic departments at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology relevant to the theme:
      a.	Civil Eng. Department
      b.	Computer Eng. Department
      c.	Electrical Eng. Department
      d.	Electronics and Telecomm Eng. Department
      e.	Laboratory Eng. Department
      f.	Mechanical Eng. Department
    • 10:15 - 11:30 Open Science Platform
      Convener: Prof. Idris Rai (TERNET Council Chairperson and SUZA VC, Tanzania)
      • 10:15 Open Science in Education: the Sci-GaIA Winter School and the e-Research Summer Hackfest experiences 35'
        Speaker: Prof. Roberto Barbera (University of Catania, Italy)
        Material: Slides link Video link
      • 10:50 Building and managing e-infrastructures to support Open Science 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Bruce Becker (CSIR Meraka, South Africa)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:10 Fostering Identity Federations in Sub-Saharan Africa 20'
        Speakers: Mr. Omo Oaiya (WACREN, Ghana), Mr. Chris Rohrer (UBUNTUNET, Malawi)
        Material: Slides powerpoint filedown arrow
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Open Science Practices in Africa
      Convener: Dr. Jimi Yonaz (Managing Editor of Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited, Tanzania)
      • 11:45 Open Science in Tanzania 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Flora Tibazarwa (Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Tanzania)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:45 Open Data initiatives in Tanzania 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Jabiri Bakari (CEO of eGovernment Agency, Tanzania)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 12:00 Open Data in Action - Examples from Tanzania 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Joachim Mangilima (Open Data Consultant, World Bank)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 12:15 Discussion 15'
    • 12:30 - 13:45 Lunch break
    • 13:45 - 15:15 Education – challenges and experiences
      Convener: Dr. Edephonce Nfuka (Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania)
      • 13:45 Education and Living labs – roles, challenges and impacts 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Novat Karol (Tanzania Living Labs Network, Tanzania)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:00 Challenge Driven Education – Solving society challenges 15'
        Speaker: Prof. Hannu Tenhunen (KTH, Sweden)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:15 The role of Research and Education Networks in Higher Learning and Research Institutions 15'
        Speaker: Prof. Idris Rai (TERNET Council Chairperson and SUZA VC, Tanzania)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:30 e-Research Summer Hackfest experience from participants’ perspective 15'
        Speaker: Prof. Benjamin Aribisala (Lagos State University, Nigeria)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file Video unknown type file
      • 14:45 Discussion 30'
    • 15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break and Networking
    • 15:15 - 15:45 e-Research Summer Hackfest Exhibition
      Poster and demo presentations:
      a.	Bioinformatics SG (WEKA Data mining tool) – Stephen Mgaya, TERNET
      b.	iGrid Portal -  Aron Kondoro, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
      c.	TTA Portal – Diana Rwegasira, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
      d.	Medical Image Analyser – Prof. Benjamin Aribisala, Lagos State University, Nigeria
      e.	Public Health Gateway in Kenya – Dennis Muoki Kimego and Charles Muiruri Njaramba, Egerton University, Kenya
      f.	Speech Recognition – David Risinamhodzi, Northwest University, South Africa
      g.     The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model for the WIMEA-ICT project - Damas Makweba and Triphonia Ngailo, DIT, Tanzania
    • 15:15 - 15:45 Communities of Practice Exhibition
      Poster and demo presentations:
      a.	Wimea ICT – Daudi Mboma & Ombeni Mnzava
      i.	Low cost Automatic weather station
      ii.	Weather Data Repository 
      iii.	Dissemination System 
      b.	Community Health Portal – Denis Mazali
      c.	The Pamoja Living Labs – Novat Karol
      d.	STICLab (FabLabs) – Stanley Mwalembe
    • 15:15 - 15:45 Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology Exhibition
      Selected exhibitions from academic departments at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology relevant to the theme:
      a.	Civil Eng. Department
      b.	Computer Eng. Department
      c.	Electrical Eng. Department
      d.	Electronics and Telecomm Eng. Department
      e.	Laboratory Eng. Department
      f.	Mechanical Eng. Department
    • 15:45 - 16:30 “Birds-of-a-Feather” (BoF) on Challenge Driven Education for Africa
      Convener: Prof. Hannu Tenhunen (KTH, Sweden)
    • 15:45 - 16:30 “Birds-of-a-Feather” (BoF) on Science Gateways and Communities of Practices
      Convener: Mr. Tiwonge Banda (UBUNTUNET, Malawi)
      Material: slides powerpoint file
    • 15:45 - 16:30 “Birds-of-a-Feather” (BoF) on Innovation, FabLabs, and Living Labs
      Convener: Mr. Omo Oaiya (WACREN, Ghana)
    • 16:30 - 17:30 BoFs' summary presentations and open discussion
      • 16:30 Summary of the BoF on Challenge Driven Education for Africa 10'
        Speaker: Prof. Hannu Tenhunen (KTH, Sweden)
      • 16:40 Summary of the BoF on Science Gateways and Communities of Practices 10'
        Speaker: Mr. Tiwonge Banda (UBUNTUNET, Malawi)
      • 16:50 Summary of the BoF on Innovation, FabLabs, and Living Labs 10'
        Speaker: Mr. Omo Oaiya (WACREN, Ghana)
      • 17:00 Open discussion and summary of key points and actions 30'
    • 17:30 - 17:45 Closing remarks
    • 17:45 - 19:30 Networking reception