6th July 2018 at University Toulouse-Capitole, 11 rue des Puits Creusés, Toulouse

8.00 - 9.30 - Grand hall de l'université


9.30 - 10.00 - Amphithéâtre Mestre
Moderator: Isabelle Glitho, University of Lomé (Togo)
Élisabeth Barbier, IRD
Philippe Raimbault, Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
David Kaplan, University of Cape Town, South Africa

10.00 - 11.15 - Amphitéâtre Mestre
Plenary: International level science made in Africa
A leading African scientists recognized internationally will talk about her work and how she manage to achieve it in Africa.
Moderator: Daniel Nyanganyura, Regional Director, International Council for Science, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Quarraisha Abdool-Karim, CAPRISA, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa)

11.30 - 11.45
Coffee break

- Amphithéâtre Mestre - 11h45 - 13h
Parallel sessions
Research networks and inter-African collaborations
Scientific cooperation networks between African countries (without excluding the participation of countries from other continents) allow better development of good research (by breaking the intellectual isolation of researchers, pooling resources, etc.).
Moderator: Mohamed Benguerna, Center for Research in Applied Economy for Development, Bouzareah, Algeria
Emmanuel Kamdem, University of Douala (Cameroon)
Nathalie Persson-Andrianasitera, International Foundation for Science (Sweden)
Michèle Mbo'o-Tchouawou, AWARD (Kenya)

- Amphithéâtre E - Improve the quality of graduate and doctoral training
What are the opportunities for academics to participate in the development of quality universities and higher education centers so that they can transmit their experience and knowledge in good conditions?
Moderator: Connie Nshemereirwe, Actualise Africa (Uganda)
Kedidja Allia, university of sciences and technology Houari Boumediène in Algiers (Algeria)
Mamadou Sarr, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (Senegal)
Aïssa Wade, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Mbour (Senegal)

- Amphithéâtre F - The need for scientists in private companies
Private companies propose many opportunities to young African scientists.
Moderator: Lamine Gueye, Alioune Diop
University, Bambey (Senegal)
Komminist Weldemariam, IBM Reseach Africa, Nairobi (Kenya)

12.45 - 14.15 - Restaurant Universitaire de l'Arsenal

14.15 - 15.30
Parallel sessions

- Amphithéâtre Mestre - Scientist and entrepreneur
What are the conditions to found a company based on one's research? Examples of successes, but also of failures. Aid systems: different from country to country, how to find them? Should one keep a leg in Europe?
Moderator: Aziz Nafa, Center for Research in Applied Economy for Development, Bouzareah, Algeria
Faten Hamdi, ControlMed, Tunisia
Arthur Zang, Himore Medical, Cameroon
Mamadou Sidibe, Lenali, Mali

"Afrique innovante" Prize

- Amphithéâtre E - Some big scientific infrastructures in Africa
Several African countries have decided to build international level infrastructures. Some are already operational, others still in development: where and how can we do research with these large equipment?
Moderator: José Braga, Paul-Sabatier
University, Toulouse
Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Oukaimeden Observatory (Morroco)
Heriarivelo Risite, University of Tulear (Madagascar)
Dapa Diallo, Centre de Recherche et de Lutte contre la Drépanocytose (Mali)

- Amphithéâtre F - Cooperate with Europe when you work in Africa
How to keep contacts and cooperation with one's doctoral laboratory? How to use them to develop a laboratory in Africa? How to be part of European programmes?
Moderator: Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University, Cairo (Egypt)
Amr Adly, Vice Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Universities Affairs (Egypt)
Regina Maphanga, CSIR (South Africa)
Olanike Adeyemo, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

15.45 - 17.00
Parallel sessions

- Amphithéâtre Mestre - Doing experimental science in Africa: how to?
How to build and maintain experimental science laboratories? Buy material and reagents, produce them in Africa. Methods and needs?
Moderator: Arouna Darga, Sorbonne Universités, Paris
Alpha Kabinet Keita, University of Montpellier (France) and Center for Research and Training in Infectiology of Guinea
Veronica Okello, University of Machakos (Kenya)
François Piuzzi, Association pour la promotion scientifique de l'Afrique

- Amphithéâtre E - Spearheading science to address societal issues
How can scientific knowledge and advances help political leaders to make better decisions? How can science help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Should science in Africa have application goals, or should funding also be kept for basic and forward-looking research?
Moderator: Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun,
University of Mauritius
Seth Adu-Afarwuah, University of Ghana

Henri Tonnang, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi (Kenya)
Oliver Oliveros, Agropolis Fondation

- Amphithéâtre F - Diaspora : Cooperate with Africa when you work in Europe
African scientists based in Europe take part in scientific schools, conferences, use of the diaspora by African universities, co-direction for PhD, etc.
Moderator: Axel Ngonga, University of Paderborn (Germany)
Mamadou Kaba Traore, Clermont Auvergne
University, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Daniel Egbe, Ansole, University of Linz (Austria)
Alice Matimba, Wellcome Genome Campus, Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (United-Kingdom)

17.00 - 17.30
Coffee break

17.30 - 19.00 - Amphithéâtre Mestre
What are the visions for science in Africa?
Perspectives, based on concrete actions already undertaken, for young African researchers who will return to Africa after their PhD or some years of post-doctorate.
Moderator: Tolulah Oni, University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Global Young Academy
Marie-Monique Rasoazananera, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Madagascar)
Amr Adly, Vice Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Universities Affairs (Egypt)
Amadou Tidiane Ndiaye, Head of cabinet of the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Senegal)
Oumarou Faran Maiga, Director of Curricula, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Niger)
Dangbet Zakinet, Ministry for Higher Education, research and Innovation (Chad)
Seema Kumar, Johnson&Johnson

From 19.00 - Grand Hall

Workshops and networking

Amphithéâtre Mestre
19.30 – 20.30 The Big Interview
Selection of 6 young scientists for the ESOF interview session 11th July. Come and tell us in a few minutes why you wanted to become a scientist. Take also the opportunity to train for the J&J Champions of Science – Africa Storytelling Challenge YASE Edition.
In English only.
Rosalia Omungo, NBC

20.30 – 21.30 Public engagement of science in Africa
Share your experience of popularizing science and engaging the public in Africa.
Stéphane Kenmoe, Universität Duisburg Essen & HighTech ! - Canal 2 International
Mahmoud B. Maïna, University of Sussex & Science Comm Hub Nigeria

Amphithéâtre F
19.30 – 20.00 Pitchs
Several short presentations will enable interested attendants to continue discussions with speakers in the Grand Hall

  • Nat-Innov – Claude Grison, université de Montpellier
  • IBM Research Africa – Tapiwa Chiwewe, IBM
  • Scientific African - Youssef Travaly, Next Einstein Forum
  • TreND in Africa – Yunusa M. Garba, Universität Konstanz
  • Réseau Diaspora RIM – Abdoulaye Sidiki Ba
  • One Planet Fellowship – Oliver Oliveros, Agropolis Fondation
  • Prix Afrique Innovante – François Sylla, SourceLab

Amphithéâtre E
20.00 – 21.30 Demonstrations and hands-on
How to organize experimental teaching with unexpensive equipment available in Africa.
François Piuzzi, APSA
Arouna Darga, Sorbonne Universités

Grand Hall
20.00 – 21.30 Meet a speaker
A serie of short meetings with some speakers of the day