27 September 2011 , open day

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High-Level opening session

  • Welcoming remarks by INCONTACT One World Coordinator, Mr Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, PRAXI/ FORTH
  • Keynote adress by South Africa's Deputy Minister of Science and Technology , Mr Derek Hanekom
  • Welcoming remarks by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa, Mr Nils Janson

    Session one
  • Knowledge, Networks and Nations, Global scientific collaboration in the 21st century,Daan du Toit, DST
  • Dr Elisabeth Lipiatou, Head of Unit, Directorate: International Cooperation, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Global Challenges – Strategies for S and T Cooperation, Prof John Wood, Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Chair of the European Research Advisory Board

    Session two
  • Dr Anne-Marie Glynn, Programme Manager at the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) presenting the EMBO experience of international cooperation
  • Dr Stefan Michalowski, Director of OECD Global Science Forum, presenting project on OECD initiatives to promote international science, technology and innovation cooperation to address global challenges
  • Prof Aggrey Ambali, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency, presenting NEPAD S&T initiatives
  • Dr Bob Scholes, South African Council of Scientific and Industrial Research presenting on biodiversity science cooperation and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems – GEOSS

    Session three
  • Dr Andy Cherry, Coordinator of FP7 INCO-Net for Sub-Saharan Africa, CAAST-Net:The FP7 Africa Call and its response to global challenges
  • Prof Charles Mgone, Executive Director of the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP):health Research capacity-building and poverty related disease
  • Dr Judith Frances, ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (on food security research)
  • Dr Duncan Martin, UbuntuNet representing Africa Connect project funded under Joint Africa-EU Strategy: High-speed research networks as enabler for research cooperation
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