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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022

9 – 11.15am: OPENING CEREMONYlivestreaming will be available on this page

  • 09.00 – 09.30am — Welcome Address, by Mr. Ousmane Diagana, World Bank Vice President, West & Central Africa
  • 09.00 – 09.30am — ­Opening Remarks, by Professor Olusola Oyewole, Secretary General, Association of African Universities (AAU); and Ms. Virginie Leroy, Deputy Executive Director, Human Development and Social Progress, AFD
  • 09.30 – 09.50am — Keynote Address: Africa Centers of Excellence – A Pathway to Sustainable Development, by Dr. Peter Materu, Chief Programs Officer, Mastercard Foundation
  • 09.50 – 10.50am — High-level Panel Discussion on Building Africa’s Future Competitive Workforce and Research Capacity

 

Panelists:

– ­Mr. Ousmane Diagana, WB Vice President, West and Central Africa
– Ms. Virginie Leroy, Deputy Executive Director, Human Development and Social Progress, French Development Agency (AFD)

– Professor Mohammed Salifu, Executive Secretary, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission 

  • 11.00 – 11.15am — Introduction to the ACE Program

11.15 – 12.30pm: POSTER EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING (on site)

1.30 – 1.50pm: ACE PROJECTS: KEY RESULTS ACHIEVED, REGIONAL THEMATIC NETWORKS, AND PERSPECTIVES

  • ­­Dr. Sylvia Mkandawire, Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Ms. Corrine Brunon Meunier, Deputy Director, French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) 

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1.50 – 3.05pm: ACE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND THE FUTURE OF DISEASE SURVEILLANCE — Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Dr. David Wilson, Program Director, Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice, World Bank

Panelists:

  • Prof. Christian Happi, African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Nigeria
  • Ms Ama Sika Menka, West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Ghana
  • Prof Gerald Misinzo, Southern African Center of Excellence for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS), Tanzania
  • Dr. Sofonias Kifle, Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC)
  • Prof. Pardis Sabeti, Harvard University

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3.25 – 4.40pm: TRAININGS, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY – Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Mr. Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development, World Bank

Panelists:

  • Prof. Eric Danquah, West African Center of Excellence for Crop Improvement (WACCI), Ghana
  • Prof. Jibrin Mohammed Jibrin, Center of Excellence for Dryland Agriculture (CDA), Nigeria
  • Prof. Kokou Tona, Africa Regional Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (CERSA), Togo
  • Prof. Richard Edema, Makerere University Regional Center of Excellence for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI), Uganda
  • Prof. El Hadji Silla, Food for West Africa Network (FOOD4WA), AGRISAN, Senegal

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022

9 – 10.10am: TRAININGS, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS ON MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH, COMMUNICABLE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES – Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Dr. Gaston Sorgho, Practice Manager, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank

Panelists:

  • Ms. Olivia Koupaki, West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs (WANIDA)
  • Prof. Alexandre Delamou, Africa Centre of Excellence in Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases (PCMT), Guinea
  • Prof. Abdoulaye Diabate, Africa Center of Excellence for Biotechnical Innovations for the Elimination of Vector-borne Diseases (ITECH-MTV), Burkina Faso
  • Prof. Hadiza Galadanci, Africa Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP BUK), Nigeria
  • Prof. Ousmane Ndiaye, Africa Center of Excellence for Maternal and Child Health (CEA-SAMEF), Senegal

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10:30 – 11:40am: TRAININGS, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS DRIVING MULTISECTORAL IMPACT WITH INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY (ICT) – Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Ms. Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Director, Digital Development Global Practice, World Bank 

Panelists:

  • Prof. Maissa Mbaye, Center of Excellence in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technologies (CEA-MITIC), Senegal
  • Prof. Grace Jokthan, Center of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL), Nigeria
  • Prof. Souleiman Omar Hoch, Center of Excellence on Logistics and Transport (CEALT), Djibouti
  • Prof. Jule Degila, Africa Center of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences and Applications (CEA-SMIA), Benin
  • Dr. Gaoussou Camara, Digital Science and Technology Network (DSTN)  

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11.50 – 12.30pm: POSTER EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING

1.30 – 2.40pm: TRAININGS, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS DRIVING IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY, WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY – Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Dr. Philippe Charvis, Head of Research, IRD

Panelists:

  • Prof. Kokouvi Edem N’Tsoukpoe, International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Burkina Faso
  • Prof. Ayité Senah Akoda Ajavon, Center of Excellence for Electricity Management (CERME), Togo
  • Prof. Denis Aheto, Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience (ACECoR), Ghana
  • Prof. Benjamin Yao, Center of Excellence for the Valorization of Waste into High Value-Added Products (VALOPRO), Cote d’Ivoire

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2.50 – 4pm: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND FOUNDATIONS

Moderator: Dr. Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, Global Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank

Organizations to be represented on the panel:

  • Ms. Carla Montesi, Director for Green Deal and Digital Agenda (DG INTPA), European Union
  • Dr. Wenda Bauchspies, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, US National Science Foundation
  • Ms. Claudia Frittelli, Program Director, Higher Education & Research in Africa International Program, Carnegie Corporation
  • Mr. Solbjørg Sjøveian, Head of Higher Education and Research Section, Department for Human Development, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

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4 – 4:30pm: CLOSING CEREMONY

 

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