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6TH EUROAFRICA-ICT CONCERTATION MEETING Dec. 10, 2008 - Brussels, Belgium Venue European Commission, DG INFSO Avenue de Beaulieu, 33 1160 Brussels

SEMINAR AGENDA

09:30

WELCOME OF PARTICIPANTS AND REGISTRATIONS

MODERATORS FOR THE WHOLE DAY Karine Valin - Managing Director, Sigma Orionis & Project Coordinator, EuroAfriCa-ICT Thierry Devars - Policy Officer, DG INFSO, European Commission

10:00

WELCOME ADDRESS Karine Valin Managing Director, Sigma Orionis & Project Coordinator, EuroAfriCa-ICT

10:10

OPENING ADDRESS Jean-Franรงois Soupizet Head Unit, International Relations, Directorate-General Information Society & Media (DG INFSO), European Commission

10:20

THE EUROAFRICA-ICT PROJECT - SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE Roseline Favresse Project Manager, Sigma Orionis & EuroAfriCa-ICT Focal Point for Europe

10:30

EU POLICY PERSPECTIVES ON ICT RESEARCH WITH SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Thierry Devars Policy Officer, International Relations, Directorate-General Information Society & Media (DG INFSO), European Commission Recent developments and perspectives for EU-Africa cooperation on ICT Roland Zinzius Head of Sector 'Pan-African Issues', DG DEV, European Commission Implementation of the Africa-EU JSAP (Joint Strategy and Action Plan) Claudio Bogliotti Policy Officer, DG RESEARCH, European Commission EU-Africa cooperation in the 7th Framework Programme Q&A Session

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12:00

LUNCH

13:30

THE

EU/AU PARTNERSHIP ON SCIENCE, ICT AND SPACE AND ITS ACTION PLAN (THE 8TH PARTNERSHIP) Ilari Lindy Counsellor, Information Society for Development, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs An EU Member State Perspective Andrew J. Cherry CAAST-Net Coordinator, The Africa Unit, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), United Kingdom CAAST-Net and support for the 8th partnership Q&A Session

14:30

OPEN

SESSION:

STRENGTHS AND OBSTACLES IN AFRICA

DEVELOPING

ICT

RESEARCH

COOPERATION WITH SUB-SAHARAN

Deem Vermeulen Team Leader, International Programmes, International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), The Netherlands How to integrate research in ICT4D projects: a different approach Pierre-Alexandre Genillon Chief Operating Officer, NetQi, Switzerland The AĂ?DA Project (Advancing ICT for Disaster Risk Management in Africa) Ineke Buskens Research Director, Research for the future, South Africa Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for empowerment: what did we learn from GRACE? Q&A Session

15:30

BRINGING SUPPORT TO EMERGING PROJECTS IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF FP7/ICT CALL 4 DISCUSSIONS Facilitator Roger Torrenti, CEO, Sigma Orionis & Project Advisor, EuroAfriCa-ICT

17:00

END OF THE MEETING

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Euro Africa summit December 10, 2008 Conference program  
Euro Africa summit December 10, 2008 Conference program  

Delivered in Brussels at the Euro Africa summit December 10, 2008

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