Session II – Digital Revolution, Global Challenges and Implications for Africa

Sakina Kahindi
01 Sep 2022 0

Recording from session II, the Pan-African hybrid RSIF-UM6P University Conference, held on 28 June 2022 in Ben Guerir, Morocco and online.

Theme: Digital Revolution, Global Challenges and Implications for Africa. Moderator: Dr. Julius Ecuru, Manager, BioInnovate Africa

Keynote 1: Sustainability Science: The role of higher education and research and implications for RSIF. Speaker: Dr. Valérie Verdier, President, IRD, France (Audio in French)

Keynote 2: Science, technology and innovation for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Some lessons from icipe’s work Speaker: Dr. Segenet Kelemu, CEO and Director General, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, the RSIF Regional Coordination Unit (starting at 30:21 mins)

• Moderated discussion (starting at 48:00 mins) Panel Discussion – Digital Innovation (starting at 1 hour 12:05 minutes)

●Moderator: Mr. Suraj Shah, Lead, Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT at Mastercard Foundation

● Panelist 1: Dr. Charity Wayua, IBM Research Africa

● Panelist 2: Dr. Samuel Maina, Senior Applied Research Scientist, Microsoft Africa Research Institute

● Panelist 3: Ms. Harriet Sibitenda, Uganda, RSIF PhD student at University of Gaston Berger, Senegal

● Panelist 4: Prof. Jules Degila, University of Abomey-Calavi, an RSIF African Host University Comments:

• Dr. Maria Uriyo, Executive Director, Abacus Robotics