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Celebrating Africa University Day 2019 @SU

11-12 November 2019

Theme:

Day 1: Presentations and panel discussion by postdocs and early career researchers at SU working or collaborating within the continent

Registration and Coffee8:30-  9:00

Welcoming

9:00 - 9:20

Keynote speaker

 

9:20 - 10: 10
Dance item/Poetry/Spoken Word10:10 - 10:30
Tea Break10:30 – 10:55
Forum 1:  Africa @SU, Researchers and Impact11:00 - 12:00
Forum 1:  Africa @SU, Researchers and Impact12:00 - 13:00
Lunch13:00 - 13: 55

Panel discussion on theme

Members from prominent bodies concerned with research in Africa: AU, ARUA, AAS, NRF, DST

14:00 – 14:55
Short tea15:00 - 15: 15
Forum 2: Research opportunities and impacts15:20 - 16:00
Forum 2: Research opportunities and impacts16: 00 - 16: 30
Closing and notices for day two, mini cocktail and networking16: 30 - 18: 00

 

Day 2

Round table discussion around key challenges faced by Africa as a continent, and identifying the role of the African University and Researcher in solving these challenges

Registration and Coffee8:30-  9:00
Welcome and presentation session chairs9:00 - 9:30
Keynote address9:30 - 10:30
Tea Break10:30 - 10: 55

Break away groups

  • Food Security
  • Climate change
  • Health
  • Unemploymnet and 4IA, Expanding youth population
  • Research development for Africa
  • Big data and knowledge management
  • Transformation
  • Human rights and peace

 

11:00 - 13: 00
Lunch13:00 – 13:55
Forum 3:  Panel discussion around workshop14:00 – 14:55
Forum 3: discussion regarding conference proceeding15:00 - 15: 30
Short tea15:30 - 15: 45
Word of thank, prizes and closing15:45 - 16:15

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