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Day 1: 8 May 2017

9:00 AM

Session 1: Opening Session

Speakers:
Mrs. Joyce Dogniez, Senior Director Global Engagement, Internet Society
Dr. Dawit Bekele, Director African Bureau, Internet Society
Mr. Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division (KSD), UNESCO
Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Executive Director, Smart Africa
H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Rwanda
10:00 AM

Coffee Break and launch of “Education and Internet in Africa” report

10:30 AM

Session 2: Setting the Scene - ICT for Education

Keynote - Internet and education in Africa

Speaker: Dr. Lishan Adam, ICT for Development Consultant
Moderator: Dr. Boubakar Barry, CEO, WACREN
11:00 AM

Session 3: Current ICT & Education successes

- Achievements and opportunities for the use of the Internet in education in West Africa Speaker: Prof. Hamidou Boly, Commissioner

- Education/ECOWAS (TBC) o Linking West and Central Africa to the Global Research and Education Network
Speaker: Dr. Boubakar Barry, CEO, WACREN

- Connecting the Next Billion: Why we need to REACT to the Growing Digital Gender Gap Speaker: Nanjira Sambuli, Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation

- Can MOOCs solve Africa’s educational challenges
Speaker: Aminata A. Garba, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Moderator: Yousef Torman, Managing Director, ASREN
12:15 PM

Session 4: Roundtables for in depth discussion on Current ICT & Education models

Moderator: Dr. Lishan Adam, ICT for Development Consultant
1:15 PM

Lunch Break

2:15 PM

Session 5: Transforming Africa’s education through ICTs

Moderator: Dr. Dawit Bekele, Director African Bureau, Internet Society

- Vision, achievements and challenges of MITs OpenCourseWare initiative
Speaker: Mrs. Roksi Freeman, Digital Publication Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

- Research and Education networks: Responding to the challenges of African Research
Speaker: Dr. Pascal Hoba, CEO, UBUNTUNET

- Ajiradigital initiative to Digital Literacy Programme
Speaker: Mr. Paul Ronoh, Director for Programmes and Standards, ICT Authority, Kenya

- Providing local content for Africa’s schools using Wikipedia
Speaker: Mr. Tighe Flanagan, Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program, Wikimedia Foundation
3:30 PM

Coffee break

4:00 PM

Session 6: Roundtables for in depth discussion on Transforming Africa’s education through ICTs

Moderator: Dr. Lishan Adam, ICT for Development Consultant
5:00 PM

Session 7: Wrap up of ICT and Education Discussions

Moderator: Mrs. Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director Global Internet Policy

Day 2: 9 May 2017

9:00 AM

Session 8: Setting the Scene - African Internet Economy

Board Keynote - General overview on African Internet Economy
Speaker: Dr. Michael Kende, Senior fellow, Internet Society

Moderator: Mrs. Alice Munyua, Internet Society
9:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM

Session 9: Current successes on Internet Economy in Africa

- Innovative ICT startups in Kenya
Speaker: Mr. Alex Masika, Commercial Sales, BRCK Limited

- Hubs: Catalyst for Innovation in Africa
Speaker: Eng. Martin Obuya, Chairman, Internet Society Kenya Chapter

- The creation of the Kenyan Internet Economy
Speakers: Evans Kahuthu, Project Manager Information Security at the ICT Authority, Kenya

- eGov as a Platform to unleash innovation and Entrepreneurship - Irembo Case
Speaker: Mr. Clement Uwajeneza, Rwanda Online

Moderator: Mr. Carl Gahnberg, Policy advisor, Internet Society
11:15 AM

Session 10: Roundtables for in depth discussion on Current successes on Internet Economy in Africa

Moderator: Dr. Michael Kende, Senior fellow, Internet Society
12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

Session 11: The future of Internet Economy in Africa

- Networked and collaborative economy for an integrated African online market
Speaker: Mr. Moctar Yedaly, Head Information Society Division, AUC

- Using ICTs to achieve SDGs in Africa
Speaker: Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor Agenda 2030, UNECA

- Filling the local content gap in Rwanda
Speaker: Mr. Ghislain Nkeramugaba, CEO, Rwanda ICT Authority (RICTA)

- Use of technologies in the future of work and opportunity or a social challenge
Speaker (online): Mrs. Maria-Luz Vega, Coordinator of Future of Work Initiative, International Labour Organization

Moderator: Mr. Pierre Dandjinou, VP Africa, ICANN
2:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:00 PM

Session 12: Roundtables for in depth discussion on the future of Internet Economy in Africa

4:00 PM

Session 13: Wrap up of Internet Economy Discussions

Moderator: Mr. Michuki Mwangi, Senior Development Manager, Internet Society
4:30 PM

Session 14: Closing session

Speakers:
- Mrs. Joyce Dogniez, Senior Director Global Engagement, Internet Society
- Dr. Dawit Bekele, Director African Bureau, Internet Society
- HE Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Rwanda (TBC)
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Time

Monday 08 May 2017 –

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Location

Kigali Marriott Hotel

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