Programme

Young Scholars in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities

Day 1 – March 1st 2019

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12:00 - 14:30

Pride Hall

Arrival of participants, registration & lunch

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13:30

Press Conference

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14:30

Pride Hall

Opening

Short welcome by Dr. Helmut Blumbach, Director Regional Office Nairobi, DAAD

Prof. Margret Wintermantel, President, DAAD

Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, Chairman Commission for University Education Kenya

H.E. Mr. Michael Derus, Deputy Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kenya

H.E. Ms. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary Education, Republic of Kenya

Dr. Charlton Tsodzo

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15.15

Pride Hall

Keynotes

Challenges & Opportunities
Dr. Fridah Kanana Erastus

African Career Stories (1)
Prof. Yalemetsehay Mekonnen

The Main Challenges for Young Scientists in Africa
Prof. Johann Mouton

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19:00

Ambassador’s Residence

Reception at German Ambassador’s Residence

Day 2 – March 2nd 2019

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8.30

Welcome and outlook on day 2

Miriam Pahl

Miriam Pahl

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8.45

African Career Stories (2)

Prof. Axel Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

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9:00

Facts and Figures in Discussion 1

CREST: Funding, Mobility and Research Performance: The Experiences of Young Scientists in Africa
Prof. Johann Mouton & Prof. Heidi Prozesky

Discussant: Dr. Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf, Director of Research, Innovation & IT, NUC Nigeria 

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10.00

Room 2

Support Networks 1

Short Interviews of Representatives

  • Mawazo Institute 

  • Global Young Academy (GYA)

  • TwinTraining Project BMBF

  • African Institute for Mathematic Sciences (AIMS)

  • Forum of Female African VC’s

  • African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE)

  • DAAD Alumni Associations

  • Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) online training

  • Next Einstein Forum (NEF)

  • African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA)

Bettina Mittelstraß, Journalist

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11.00

Pride Hall

Support Networks 2/Health Break

Market Place: Support networks display and discuss their work

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12.00

Pride Hall

Facts and Figures in Discussion 2

DAAD/ BC: PhD Capacity Building in SSA (30 min)
Dr. Michael Peak, Dr. James Jowi and Dr. Helmut Blumbach

Discussant: Dr. Damtew Teferra, Director of International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA) (15 min) 

Q&A (15 min) 

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13.00

Group Photo

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13.15

Lunch Break

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14:00

African Career Stories (3)

Gladys Mosomtai

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15.15 – 16.30

Pride Hall

Way Forward: Working Groups 1

Participants split up into different working groups

1.1 Women in Research:
      Input I by Prof. Caroline Thoruwa
      Moderation by Beate Schindler-Kovats
1.2 Universities and Scholarship in the Future:
      Input I by Prof. Barry Green
      Moderation by Cay Etzold
1.3 Internationalisation of Research:
       Input I by Prof. John Wesonga
       Moderation by Dr. Stephanie Plata/Magdalena Süß
1.4 Scholarship and Leadership:
       Input I by Dr. Mwenda Ntarangwi
       Moderation by Steven Heimlich/Dr. Rainer Schmidt
1.5 Digitalisation of Research in Africa:
       Input I by Prof. Stephen Kimani
       Moderation by Christoph Hansert

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15.30

Health Break

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16.00 – 17.30

Pride Hall

Way Forward: Working Groups 2

Continuation of working groups

2.1 Women in Research:
      Input II by Dr. Nashwa Essa
      Moderation by Beate Schindler-Kovats
2.2 Universities and Scholarship in the Future:
      Input II by Dr. Abraham Rugo
      Moderation by Cay Etzold
2.3 Internationalisation of Research:
      Input II by Prof. Eunice Ngongkum
      Moderation by Stephanie Plata/ Magdalena Süß
2.4 Scholarship and Leadership:
      Input II by Prof. Mary Okwakol
      Moderation by Steven Heimlich/Dr. Rainer Schmidt
2.5 Digitalisation of Research in Africa:
      Input II by Dr. Betty Mayeku
      Moderation by Christoph Hansert

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19.30

Cocktail & Dance Floor

Day 3 March 3rd 2019

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8.45

Pride Hall

African Career Stories (4)

Dr. Nyanda Elias Ntinginya

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09.00 – 10.00

Pride Hall

Facts and Figures  in Discussion 3

Global State of Young Scientists GloSYS Africa (30 min)
Dr. Fridah Kanana, Dr. James Akindele Abidemi, Prof. Abdeslam
Badre
, Prof. Anna Kathleen Coussens , Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri

Discussant: Dr. Mbulelo Ncango, Director Human Capacity Development NRF South Africa (15 min)
Q&A (15 min).

TBC

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10:00

Health Break

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10:30

Pride Hall

Short reports from the working groups

Way Forward: Discussion with “Visionaries”:

5 representatives from the different working groups in discussion with 5 stakeholders in the respective fields
Women in Research:
   Dr. Rose Mutiso
Universities and Scholarship in the  future:
   Prof. Bitange Ndemo
Internationalisation of Research:
   Prof. Margaret  Wintermantel
Scholarship and Leadership:
   Prof. Hamadi Boga
– Digitalisation of Research in Africa:
   Prof. Axelycrille  Ngonga Ngomo.

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12.00

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12.30

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14.00

Conclusion

Lunch

Departure

Get in touch

If you have any queries regarding the conference, do not hesitate to drop us an email or call us directly.

Email: conference@daadafrica.org

Telephone: +254 714601225 / +254 788434956

 

Please direct all content queries to: 

Ms. Miriam Pahl

Email: pahl@daadafrica.org

Telephone: +254 733929929 / +254 771444111