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Invitation to Women in Science Symposium

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), Professor Tawana Kupe, cordially invites you to jo [ ... ]

Session 1: Opening Remarks

Chair: Professor Roseanne Diab, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa

08:30-08:35 Welcome Remarks Professor Robin Crewe Academy of Science of South Africa
08:35-08:40 Welcome Remarks Dr Queta Bond ASADI Board
08:40-08:50 Introduction of Attendees
08:50-09:00 Background on Learning Collaborative Theme and Objectives Professor Roseanne Diab Academy of Science of South Africa

Session 2: Uptake of Policy Recommendations

Chair: Dr Barney Cohen, United States National Academy of Sciences

09:00-09:20 Models of Research Uptake Dr Patrick Kelley United States National Academy of Sciences
09:20-09:40 Getting the Evidence Straight - the Role of Systematic Reviews Professor Jimmy Volmink Academy of Science of South Africa
09:40-10:00 Strategies and Experiences to Improve Research Uptake Mr Ian Thornton The Royal Society
10:00-10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:00 Break

Session 3: Effective Communication

Chair: Dr Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Sciences

11:00-11:20 Communication Challenges Faced by National Science Academies Mr Samuel Shofuyi NigerianAcademy of Sciences
11:20-11:40 Engaging Government Stakeholders Using “Abbreviated” Advisory Models Mr Franklin Muyonjo Uganda National Academy of Science
11:40-12:00 Science Communication Strategies: Quest Magazine Dr Xola Mati and Dr Bridget Farham Academy of Science of South Africa
12:00-12:20 Communication Challenges and Strategies in Communicating with Various Stakeholders when establishing Academies Professor Masresha Fetene Ethiopian Academy of Science
12:20-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 4: Measuring the Uptake and Impact of Policy Advice

Chair: Mr Takalani Rambau, Academy of Science of South Africa

14:00-14:20 Uptake and Impact in Malaria Study Dr Paul Nampala Uganda National Academy of Science
14:20-14:40 Uptake and Impact in Clinical Research Professor Wieland Gevers Academy of Science of South Africa
14:40-15:00 Uptake and Impact in Maternal Health Professor Seth Danso Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
15:00-15:30 Discussion

Session 5: Engaging with the Media

Chair: Mr. Bill Kearney, United States National Academy of Sciences

15:30-15:40 Mr Bill Kearney Director of Media Relations, US National Academy of Sciences
15:40-15:50 Ms Christina Scott Independent Science Journalist
15:50-16:00 Ms Linda Nordling Independent Science Journalist
16:00-16:10 Professor George Claassen Stellenbosch University
16:10-16:20 Mr Tommy Makhode Head of Communications and Media Relations, Department of Science and Technology
16:20-16:30 Ms Kamogelo Seekoei Mail and Guardian, South Africa
16:30-17:00 Discussion

Session 6: Closing Remarks

Chair: Professor Roseanne Diab, Academy of Science of South Africa

17:00-17:10 Lessons Learned and Conclusion

Monday, 08 November 2010

Chair: Prof. Robin Crewe, President, Academy of Science of South Africa

18:00 – 18:10 Welcome Remarks Prof. Robin Crewe President, Academy of Science of South Africa
18:10 – 18:20 Welcome Remarks Dr John Boright US National Academies
18:20 – 18:25 Video Messages from Major Stakeholders
18:25 – 18:30 Introduction to the Minister Prof. Robin Crewe President, Academy of Science of South Africa
18:30 – 19:00 Keynote Speech: Minister Naledi Pandor Minister, Department of Science and Technology
19:00 – 19:45 Launch of the Turning on Science: Improving Access to Energy in sub-Saharan Africa Publication/ Press Conference Prof. Roseanne Diab Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa
19:45 – 19:50 Closing Remarks Prof. Robin Crewe President, Academy of Science of South Africa
19:50 – 22:00 Cocktail Reception: Lord Charles

Tuesday, 9 November

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome and introduction of keynote speaker Prof. Robin Crewe Academy of Science of South Africa

09:05 – 09:35

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Minister Dipuo Peters Minister of Energy
09:35-10:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Africa Unplugged: Policy, institutional and investment challenges in powering the continent Prof. Anton Eberhard University of Cape Town

SESSION 1: THE STATE OF ENERGY ACCESS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Moderator: Prof. Roseanne Diab, Academy of Science of South Africa

10:20-10:35 The state of energy access in Southern Africa

Dr Gisela Prasad University of Cape Town, South Africa
10:35-10:50 The state of energy access in West Africa

Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe Nigerian Academy of Sciences
10:50-11:05 The state of energy access in East Africa

Mr Charles Muchunku CAMCO, Kenya
11:05-11:25 General Discussion

11:25-11:45

BREAK

SESSION 2: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – THE AFRICAN POLICYMAKERS’ PERSPECTIVE ON ENERGY ACCESS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Moderator: Prof. Robin Crewe, Academy of Science of South Africa

11:45 – 12:45

Dr Nqaba Ngcobo Science and Technology Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, South Africa Mr Godfrey Ndawula Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, The Republic of Uganda Dr John Boright US National Academies

12:45 – 13:00

General Discussion
13:00-14:00

LUNCH

SESSION 3: ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Prof. Boaventura Cuamba, Academy of Sciences of Mozambique

14:00 – 14:15

Energy and Climate Change Mr Mark Gordon Department of Environmental Affairs

14:15 – 14:30

Research, development and deployment of clean energy technologies in sub-Saharan Africa Mr Itotia Njagi Lighting Africa, Kenya

14:30 – 14:45

The sustainability of renewable energies Prof. Hermann-Josef Wagner German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
14:45-15:00 General Discussion
15:00–15:30

BREAK

SESSION 4: Energy for socio-economic development in sub-Saharan Africa

Moderator: Prof. Paul Mugambi, Uganda National Academy of Sciences

15:30-15:45 Energy for economic development in sub-Saharan Africa Mr Cleveland Thomas United States Agency for International Development, Southern Africa
15:45 –16:00 Energy access for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa Prof. Albert Rugumayo Uganda National Academy of Sciences
16:00-16:15 Overcoming energy access challenges in resource-constrained countries: the case of Mozambique Prof. Boaventura Cuamba Academy of Sciences of Mozambique
16:15-16:30 The role of development finance institutions (DFIs) in supporting energy sector development in Southern Africa Ms Jean Madzongwe Development Bank of Southern Africa
16:30-16:45 General Discussion
19:00–22:00 DINNER: Wallenberg Centre, Stellenbosch University Guest Speaker –Mr Derek Hanekom, Deputy Minister, Science and Technology (Buses depart from the Lord Charles Hotel at 18:00 from the Reception Parking Area)

Wednesday, 10 November

SESSION 5: POLICY AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR IMPROVING ENERGY ACCESS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Moderator: Prof. Albert Rugumayo, Uganda National Academy of Sciences

08:30-08:45 The role of skills development and research for ensuring energy security in South Africa Mr Barry Bredenkamp South African National Energy Research Institute
08:45-09:00 Policy and regulatory options for improving energy access to clean and renewable energy Ms Noma Qase Department of Energy, South Africa
09:00-09:30 General Discussion

SESSION 6: ENERGY RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITIES

Moderator: Prof. Hermann-Josef Wagner, German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina

09:30-09:45 The role of grid electricity in improving energy access in sub-Saharan Africa Ms Coretta Magongoa ESKOM, South Africa
09:45-10:00 Nuclear energy for Africa

Dr Rob Adam South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
10:00 –10:15 We will harvest the sun, wind, wave and soilto fuel our cars and factories Mr. Hermann Oelsner African Wind Energy Association

10:15-10:30

Solar energy for poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa Dr Gibson Mandishona Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences

10:30-10:45

General Discussion

10:45-11:15

BREAK

SESSION 7: Roundtable discussion: Achieving energy access for all: Lessons learnt and way forward

Moderator: Dr Patrick Kelley, United States National Academy of Sciences

11:15-11:45

Prof. Albert Rugumayo, Uganda National Academy of Sciences Prof. Boaventura Cuamba, Academy of Sciences of Mozambique Dr Gibson Mandishona, Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences Dr Rob Adam, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
11:45-12:00 General Discussion

SESSION 8: CLOSING SESSION/ HANDING OVER TO THE UGANDA NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

12:00-12:10 Dr Phil Mjwara, Director General, Department of Science and Technology

12:10-12:20 Prof. Robin Crewe, President, Academy of Science of South Africa
12:20-12:30 Prof. Paul Mugambi, President, Uganda National Academy of Sciences