Programme 2015

Programme 2015 2016-02-15T07:48:20+00:00

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PLENARY SESSION
DIAMOND AUDITORIUM[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Session Chair: Dr Phil Mjwara, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Welcome: Dr Phil Mjwara, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Playing of the South African and African Union Anthems
Opening address: Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa [Speech]
Keynote message: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Special address: Mr Koji Omi, Founder and Chairperson of the Science and Technology in Society Forum
Short messages of support by Forum partners:
• Prof Gordon McBean, International Council for Science
• Dr Heide Hackmann, International Council for Science
• Prof Hubert Gijzen, UNESCO
• Dr Jean-Claude Burgelman, European Commission
Forum lecture: Prof Salim Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa
Vote of thanks on behalf of participants: Minister Mary Niane of Senegal and Minister Maria Teixeira of Angola

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]10:30 – 11:00
BREAK[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]11:00 – 12:30
PLENARY SESSION
DIAMOND AUDITORIUM[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Plenary panel discussion: Science, Technology and Innovation Response to Climate Change (COP-21 comes to Pretoria)
Chair: Prof Cheryl de la Rey, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Introductory lecture: Prof Bob Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
• Dr Tanya Abrahamse, SA National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
• Dr Ulla Engelmann, European Commission
• Sir Peter Gluckman, Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, New Zealand
• Prof Arun Kulshreshtha, Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries, India
• Prof Dr Pavel Kabat, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
• Prof Crain Soudien, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
• Prof Gordon McBean, International Council for Science

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LUNCH[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]13:30 – 15:00
THEMATIC PARALLEL SESSIONS – First cycle[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]Responding to Societal Challenges[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Skills for the Knowledge Economy[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Showcasing South African Science[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]African Eyes on the Sky[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Agenda for Africa
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science and Society Conversation[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba I[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba II[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]The Science of Cities and Urbanisation

Venue: Crystal Room/
Garnet
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Non Traditional STI Partnerships: Women in Stem and Philanthropy

Venue: Diamond[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]The Palaeosciences as a Powerful Outreach Tool for Social Cohesion and Environmental Conservation

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Space Science Responding to Society’s Needs

Venue: NRF Auditorium[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Creatively Destroying Africa: Rethinking Inclusion, Integration, and Sustainable Development Through Science, Technology and Innovation

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Systems Analysis for Government Planning

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Centres and Outreach Programs: Tandem Development of People and Programs

Venue: Emerald[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Preparing for Careers that Do Not Exist Yet

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Moderator

Prof Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Philip Harrison, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina, South African Cities Network, South Africa

Ms Elsona Van Huyssteen, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission, South Africa

Ms Savannah Maziya, Bunengi Holdings, South Africa

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Motsepe Family Foundation, South Africa

Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo, Southern Africa Trust and African Philanthropy Network, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Robert Blumenschine, Rutgers University, South Africa

Panellists

Mr Sinethemba Foba, The Paleontological Scientific Trust, South Africa

Ms Andrea Leenen, The Paleontological Scientific Trust, South Africa

Mr Sandile Matsheni, The Paleontological Scientific Trust, South Africa

Mr Sibongiseni Ntshebe, The Paleontological Scientific Trust, South Africa

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Moderator

Mr Mmboneni Muofhe, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Sandile Malinga, South African National Space Agency, South Africa

Dr Stuart Martin, GEOTERRA Image, South Africa

Mr Humbulani Mudau, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Mr Patrick Ndhlovu, Denel SpaceTeq, South Africa

Dr Jane Olwoch, South Africa National Space Agency, South Africa

Ms Lerato Senoko, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Dr Robert van Zyl, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Mario Scerri, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Bitrina Diyamett, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization, Tanzania

Prof Jelel Ezzine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

Mr Frank Lekaba, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Dr Erika Kraemer Mbula, Tshwane University of Technology, Equatorial Guinea

Ms Liepollo Lebohang Pheko, Trade Collective, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Gansen Pillay, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Dr Pavel Kabat, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Prof Mary Scholes, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Prof Ruth Stewart, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Ms Harsha Dayal, Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation – Presidency, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Graham Walker, Australian National University, Australia

Panellists

Ms Leapotswe Bantsi, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana

Mr MJ Schwartz, University of Zululand Science Centre, South Africa

Mr Michael Ellis, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, South Africa

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Moderator

Mr Satoru Ohtake, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

Keynote Speaker

Dr Yasuo Kishimoto, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Panellists

Dr Romilla Maharaj, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Dr Daisuke Mizoguchi, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Nairobi Research Station, Kenya

Prof Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences, Italy

Prof Masafumi Nagao, United Nations University, Japan

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BREAK[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Tea/Coffee and snacks. Networking and Exhibitions.[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]15:30 – 17:00
THEMATIC PARALLEL SESSIONS – Second cycle[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]Responding to Societal Challenges[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Skills for the Knowledge Economy[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Showcasing South African Science[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]African Eyes on the Sky[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Agenda for Africa[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science and Society Conversation[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba I[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba II[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Biophysics Underpins BioDesign and a Vibrant Bioeconomy

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]MOOCS: Challenges and Opportunities for Education in Africa

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Fast 3D Printing of Metal Parts For Aerospace and Medical: A First for Africa

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Exploring the Exciting Potential for BRICS Partnership in Astronomy

Venue: NRF Auditorium[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Next Einstein Initiative: Transforming African Science

Venue: Emerald[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]International Partnership for Government Science Advice

Venue: Crystal Room/
Garnet
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Climate Change and an Unique Regional Earth System

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Governing Science, Technology and Innovation to Secure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in Africa – From Dialogues to Practical Actions

Venue: Diamond[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Moderator

Prof Trevor Sewell, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Musa Mhlanga, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Dr William Rae, University of the Free State, South Africa

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Chair

Prof Phillipe Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Moderator

Dr Thomas Auf der Heyde, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Panellists

Ms Rumbidzai Chindanya, University of South Africa, South Africa

Dr Bernie Fanaroff, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Prof Mamadou Lamine Ndiaye, Ecole Superieure Polytechnique, Senegal

Ms Rachel Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Moderator

Mr Hardus Greyling, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Panellists

Ms Nomfuneko Majaja, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

Mr Michael Serapelo, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa

Prof Michele Truscott, Central University of Technology, South Africa

Mr Marius Vermeulen, Aerosud Innovation Centre, South Africa

Dr George Vicatos, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Nithaya Chetty, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Discussant

Prof Peter Tindemans, EuroScience, Netherlands

Panellists

Mr Hugo Barbosa, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil

Prof Yashwant Gupta, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, India

Dr Sergey Salikhov, Department of Science and Technology, Russia

Prof Xue Suijian, National Astronomical Observatories of China, China

Prof Ted Williams, South African Astronomical Observatory, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Bernard Slippers, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Thokozani Majozi, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dr Tolu Oni, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof Janusz Paweska, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa

Prof Alta Schutte, North-West University, South Africa

Mr Arun Sharma, Next Einstein Forum, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Khotso Mokhele, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Keynote Speaker

Sir Peter Gluckman, Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, New Zealand

Panellists

Dr Julie Maxton, Royal Society London, United Kingdom

Prof Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences, Rwanda

Prof Daya Reddy, Academy of Science of South Africa, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Guy Midgley, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Luthando Dziba, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Prof Francois Engelbrecht, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Mr Xolisa Ngwadla, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Prof Andrea Rother, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof Bob Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Prof Stephan Woodborne, iThemba LABS, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof John Mugabe, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Bitrina Diyamett, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization, Tanzania

Dr Felix Xavier Estico, National Institute of Science Technology and Innovation, Seychelles

Dr Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Dr Philippe Mawoko, African Union Commission, DR Congo

Prof Mammo Muchie, Network of Ethiopian Scholars, Ethiopia

Ms Segomotso Tire, Armaments Corporation of South Africa, South Africa

Mr Godber Tumushabe, Technology Frontiers Education Centre, Uganda

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]17:00 – 19:00
NETWORKING RECEPTION AND SCIENCE TALK SESSIONS[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]Modern
Biotechnology and the
African
Challenge

17:10 – 17:40

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Skoltech, a New English
speaking University in
Russia: Strategy and
International
Networking

17:10 – 17:40

Venue: Emerald[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]A Renewables – Based
South African Energy
System

17:10 – 17:40

Venue: Crystal Room/
Garnet
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science, Technology &
Innovation Policy Making
in Developing Countries
– Initiatives in Emerging
Economies

17:10 – 17:40

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Mega-Science Projects

17:10 – 17:40

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]The Square
Kilometre Array: Big
Telescope, Big Science,
Big Data

17:10 – 17:40

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Presenter
Dr Mauro Giacca, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy

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Presenter

Prof Dr Rupert Gerzer, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

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Presenters

Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Mr Crescent Mushwana, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

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Presenter

Mr M Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries, India

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Presenter
Dr Grigory Trubnikov, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Russia

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Presenter

Prof Russell Taylor, University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Mrs Susan Veldsman, Academy of Science of South Africa, South Africa

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]The SKA in the Public
Sphere in SA

17:45 – 18:15

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]What Are the
Guidelines for the
Development of, and the
Effective Use of Pointof-
Care Diagnostic Tools
when Managing Diseases
in Poor Resource Clinics
in South Africa?

17:45 – 18:15

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Biomedical Research
Infrastructures for Africa

17:45 – 18:15

Venue: Crystal Room/
Garnet
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Understanding the Keys
to Longevity and the
Lessons of Longevity
Learned From the Long
Life of the Late President
Nelson Mandela

17:45 – 18:15

Venue: Emerald[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]African Light Source

17:45 – 18:15

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]AERAP Platform

17:45 – 18:15

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Presenter

Dr Michael Gastrow, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

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Presenter

Dr Ureshnie Govender, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

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Presenter

Prof Kurt Zatloukal,
Medical University of Graz, Austria

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Presenter

Prof Girish Kotwal, University of Massachusetts, United States

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Presenter

Prof Simon Connell, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Presenter

Mr Declan Kirrane, Africa Europe Radio Astronomy Platform, Belgium

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]High-Tech Health for
Low Income Countries:
Possibility or
Pipedream?

18:20 – 18:50

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Efficiency and Advance
Manufacturing

18:20 – 18:50

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Operationalising the Science
Agenda for Africa:
Where is the Human
Capital?

18:20 – 18:50

Venue: Crystal Room/
Garnet
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Skin Colour and Hair:
Myths and Mysteries

18:20 – 18:50

Venue: Emerald[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Unlocking the
Economic
Potential of the
Waste Hierarchy
through Science,
Technology and
Innovation

18:20 – 18:50

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]The Role of Soil-
Biochar-
Fertilisers
Interactions in
Improving Soil
Fertility and
Mitigating Climate
Change

18:20 – 18:50

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Presenter

Dr Solomzi Makohliso, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

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Presenter

Prof D Dimitrov, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Presenter

Prof Felix Dakora, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

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Presenter

Prof Lester Davids, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Presenters

Prof Linda Godfrey, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Ms Magamase Mange, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

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Presenter

Mr Obed Freddy Madiba, University of Limpopo, South Africa

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]09:00 – 10:30
THEMATIC PARALLEL SESSIONS – Third cycle[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]Responding to Societal Challenges[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Skills for the Knowledge Economy[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Showcasing South African Science[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]African Eyes on the Sky[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Agenda for Africa[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science and Society Conversation[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba I[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba II[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Collaborations for Public Health Advancement

Venue: Diamond[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Applying the Gender Lens in STI: Where are we now and what do we need to do next?

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]The Role of Government in Addressing Poverty and Inequality

Venue: Emerald[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]SKA Flagship for Global Science in the 21st Century and Socio-Economic Impact

Venue: Crystal Room/
Garnet
[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Strengthening Agriculture Innovation Systems for Agricultural Transformation in Africa

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Scientists as Public Experts: From Evidence to Advocacy

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Consortiums and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Grain Research: Development of a Wheat Breeding Platform

Venue: NRF Auditorium[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Change is in the Air: Global Change and Land Management

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Chairs

Prof Olive Shisana, Evidence Based Solutions, South Africa

Prof Cristina Stefan, Medical Research Council, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute,
Switzerland

Dr Tim Eckmanns, Robert Koch Institut, Germany

Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Dr Paolo Monini, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy

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Moderator

Prof Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences, Italy

Panellists

Dr Peggy Oti-Boateng, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Prof Jennifer Thomson, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof Vasu Reddy, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Jimi Adesina, University of South Africa, South Africa

Prof Peter Alexander, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Bernie Fanaroff, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Panellists

Ms Aphiwe Hotele, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Mr Siyambonga Matshawule, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Ms Lerato Sebokolodi, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Prof Oleg Smirnov, Rhodes University /Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Mr Tyrone van Balla, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

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Moderator
Prof Frans Swanepoel, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Irene Annor-Frempong, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Ghana

Dr Vuyo Mahlati, International Women’s Forum, South Africa

Prof Linus Opara, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Prof Mandi Rukuni, International Business Service Consulting, Zimbabwe

Prof Aldo Stroebel, National Research Foundation, South Africa

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Moderator

Ms Marina Joubert, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Tolu Oni, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof Bob Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Prof Himla Soodyall, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Ms Sarah Wild, Wild on Science, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Marinda Visser, Grain South Africa, South Africa [Presentation]

Panellists

Mr Willem Botes, Stellenbosch University, South Africa [Presentation]

Dr Julian Jaftha, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa

Dr André Malan, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

Dr Willem Otto, Sensako, South Africa

Dr Toi Tsilo, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

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Moderator

Prof William Bond, South African Environmental Observation Network, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Luthando Dziba, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Prof Timm Hoffman, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mr Peter Lukey, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Prof Guy Midgley, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr Nicola Stevens, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]10:30 – 11:00
BREAK[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Tea/Coffee and snacks. Networking and Exhibitions[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]11:00 – 12:30
THEMATIC PARALLEL SESSIONS – Fourth cycle[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]Responding to Societal Challenges[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Skills for the Knowledge Economy[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Showcasing South African Science[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]African Eyes on the Sky[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Agenda for Africa[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science and Society Conversation[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba I[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Science Indaba II[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Water Wars of the Future: How does the RDI Community Respond?

Venue: Ruby[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Open Data in a Big Data World

Venue: Diamond[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Celebrating Excellence: Review of NSTF Awards

Venue: Onyx[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Astronomy for Development

Venue: Jade[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Accelerating Science Cooperation in Africa: Profiling the Alliance for Excellence in Science in Africa

Venue: Amethyst[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Harm Reduction: Scientists Tackling Our Lifestyle Killers

Venue: Crystal Room/Garnet[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]The World Bank Report on “A Decade of STEM in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Venue: NRF Auditorium[/av_cell][av_cell col_style=”]Action-Orientated Approaches to Addressing Gender Equality in Science and Technology

Venue: Emerald [/av_cell][/av_row]
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Moderator

Dr Beverley Damonse, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Keynote Speaker

Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, Water Research Commission, South Africa

Panellists

Mr Saliem Fakir, World Wildlife Fund, South Africa

Ms Lindiwe Lusenga, Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa

Dr Chamunorwa Togo, The Innovation Hub, South Africa

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Chair

Dr Dominique Babini, Latin American Council of Social Sciences, Argentina

Moderator

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Geoffrey Boulton, OBE FRS, United Kingdom

Mr Imraan Patel, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Prof Daya Reddy, Academy of Science of South Africa, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Ndumiso Cingo, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Presenters

Ms Fulufhelo Gelebe, National Science and Technology Forum, South Africa

Ms Jansie Niehaus, National Science and Technology Forum, South Africa

Ms Emmah Pheme, National Science and Technology Forum, South Africa

Panellists

Ms Marie Ashpole, South African Institution of Civil Engineering, South Africa

Prof Deon de Beer, North-West University, South Africa

Prof Andrew Forbes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Prof May Hermanus, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Dr Thulani Makhalanyane, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof Arnaud Malan, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof Azwinndini Muronga, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof Oriel Thekisoe, North-West University, South Africa

Dr Therina Theron, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Moderator

Mr Kevin Govender, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, South Africa

Panellists

Dr James Chibueze, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced, Office of Astronomy for Development, Puerto Rico

Dr Stephanie Dobrowolski, Solon Foundation, Sierra Leone

Ms Eli Grant, Office of Astronomy for Development, South Africa

Ms Anita Loots, South African Square Kilometre Array, South Africa

Mr Sivuyile Manxoyi, South African Astronomical Observatory, South Africa

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Chair

Prof Berhanu Abegaz, African Academy of Sciences, Ethiopia

Moderator

Dr Evelyn Gitau, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya

Panellists

Prof Aggrey Ambali, New Partnership for Africa’s Development, South Africa

HE President Ameenah Gurib Fakim, President of Mauritius

Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Dr Shirley Motaung, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Discussant

Dr Thembinkosi Mhlongo, South African Development Community, South Africa

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Moderator

Ms Linda Nordling, Research Africa, South Africa

Discussants

Prof Max Bergman, University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr Stéphane Hogan, European Commission, Ethiopia

Dr Lindile Ndabeni, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Panellists

Prof Priscilla Reddy, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Sir Peter Gluckman, Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, New Zealand

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Moderator

Mr Velaphi Msimang, Mapungubwe Institute For Strategic Reflection, South Africa

Panellists

Mr Andreas Blom, The World Bank, United States

Prof Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences, Italy

Ms Lucia Schoombee, Reed Elsevier, South Africa

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Moderator

Dr Aldo Stroebel, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Panellists

Dr Romilla Maharaj, National Research Foundation, South Africa

Dr Tolu Oni, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof Vasu Reddy, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]12:30 – 13:30
LUNCH[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Forum of Forums presentations: Plans for AAAS-2016, ESOF-2016, Next Einstein Forum 2016, Science Agora 2016 and World Science Forum 2017.[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]13:30 – 15:00
PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION
DIAMOND AUDITORIUM[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Plenary panel discussion: Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation in the National Development Plan: Lessons from International Experience
Chair: Mr Barlow Manilal, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa
Introductory presentation: Dr Phil Mjwara, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
• Prof Anil Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, India
• Prof Robin Grimes, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
• Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom, South Africa
• Prof Tebello Nyokong, Rhodes University, South Africa
• Mr Pedro Nunes, EUREKA Secretariat
• Prof Sylvia Schwaag Serger,VINNOVA – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, Sweden

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]15:00 – 15:30
BREAK[/av_cell][/av_row]
[av_row row_style=”][av_cell col_style=”]Tea/Coffee and snacks. Networking and Exhibitions.[/av_cell][/av_row]
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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]15:30 – 16:15
SFSA SCIENCE DIPLOMACY AND EXHIBITION AWARDS
DIAMOND AUDITORIUM[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Chair: Dr Molapo Qhobela, National Research Foundation, South Africa
Conferrer: Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
Presenter: Mr Daan du Toit, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

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[av_row row_style=’avia-heading-row’][av_cell col_style=”]16:15 – 17:00
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
DIAMOND AUDITORIUM[/av_cell][/av_row]
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Session Chair: Dr Molapo Qhobela, National Research Foundation, South Africa
Key Messages from the Forum: Ms Tugela Matubatuba, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Reflections on the Forum:
Prof Mohamed Hassan, IAP – the Global Network of Science Academies
Dr Peggy Oti Boateng, UNESCO
Prof Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, Esof 2016
Special Closing Address: Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
Vote of Thanks: Prof Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences

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