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Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Washington, DC, 12-15 December 2022

ISC and partners will organise a series of side events focussing on the contribution of science to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and its outcomes taking place in Washington on 12-15 December 2022. The US-Africa Summit is intended to demonstrate the United States enduring commitment to Africa and underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities. White House Announcement

                       The programme is in development, so please monitor it for updates

The Summit will build on shared values to better foster new economic engagement; reinforce the U.S.-Africa commitment to democracy and human rights; mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and future pandemics; work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health; promote food security; advance peace and security; respond to the climate crisis, and amplify diaspora ties.

ISC will organise a series of events designed to highlight the role and contribution of science to the US-Africa relationship under the heading of Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit 2022. ISC organised a similar series of meetings during the last US-African Leaders Summit, which took place in 2014. The objectives of the meetings will be to highlight the importance of science in Africa, to foster greater collaboration between African nations and the US, and to increase investment in science for Global Health, Digital Transition, Space, Biological Diversity, Education and Skills, among other areas and to support an enabling policy and regulatory environment for science collaboration to flourish between Africa and the US.

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Monday, December 12

8:00am EST

(12022) UN Biodiversity Conference - COP15: the role of data in achieving the CBD outcomes
The UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)), the Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 10), and the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (NP-MOP 4) in Kunming, China is being held in two parts.

The conference will see the adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The framework provides a strategic vision and a global roadmap for the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems for the next decade.

The lead-up to the Conference and related meetings provides the global community with further opportunities to galvanize efforts at all levels to build a better future in harmony with nature and to continue efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The main objective of the Conference is to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Draft One of the framework, released in July 2021, builds on lessons learned from the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It recognizes that urgent policy action globally, regionally and nationally is required to transform economic, social and financial models so the trends that have exacerbated biodiversity loss will stabilize by 2030 and allow for the recovery of natural ecosystems, with net improvements by 2050.

avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Juan Miguel González-Aranda

CTO, LifeWatch ERIC
Currently LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Director for Spain. ERIC FORUM Executive Board Member representing the ENVRI cluster, and former Chair of ERIC FORUM too.As e-Biodiversity expert holding a PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise... Read More →
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Milind Pimprikar

CANEUS, Founder & Chairman and IKRI
Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Founder & Chairman, CANEUSDr Milind Pimprikar, a “Global citizen”, is an influential network builder connecting the “haves” and “have-nots”, with a proven track record of transitioning innovative technologies-based solutions to serve humanity’s... Read More →
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Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla

Dr Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla is the AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science based in Kigali, Rwanda where he leads a group of postdocs, PhD and master students. Prior to this, he was the director of research and the senior scientist in climate modeling and climate change... Read More →
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Meissner Kristian

Director, Finnish Environment Institute
I am the director of the strategic program focused on environmental information and head of Jyväskylä office at the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke). In my over 15 years in environmental administration I've worked on different aspects around development and the uptake of modern... Read More →
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Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →
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Angus Paterson

Managing Director, South African Insitute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Dr Angus Paterson is the Managing Director of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) a National Research Infrastructure Facility of South Africa’s Department of Science & Innovation. SAIAB manages key Aquatic Biodiversity Infrastructure such as National wet... Read More →
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Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
Erik Ruuth, M.D., PH.D., Ass. Prof. is a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in immunology and an adjunct professor in cell and molecular biology at Umeå University.After completing a postdoc at Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades in Paris, France, Erik made a career within the pharmaceutical... Read More →

Monday December 12, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EST

11:00am EST

(12039) The Path Forward for Digital Regulation Across Africa

Moderated by: Justin Bryant, J.D.
Secretary, People-Centered Internet

In recent years, digital regulations to address the areas of data protection, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and more have been passed in a variety of African countries. However, there has been considerable discussion about the processes by which some of these regulations have been introduced, the lack of stakeholder consultation in the process, enforcement issues, and whether policies are sufficiently tailored to contextual needs and phenomena.

This panel will feature several experts who have contended with a variety of these regulations and observed ongoing trends to discuss whether individual countries, as well as the continent overall, should stay the course or consider a course change.

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Francis Monyango

Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Francis Monyango is a technology law and policy researcher based in Nairobi. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an IAPP-certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E) and manager (CIPM). He serves as the IT and Data Governance Research Fellow at CIPIT, Strathmore... Read More →
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Igxtelle Mbah Acha

Lead Counsel for Global Privacy Compliance, Meta Platforms
Igxtelle Mbah Acha, Esq is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York and a Barrister at Law and member of the Cameroon Bar Association. She is currently the Lead Counsel for Global Privacy Compliance at Meta Platforms, Inc. She is an Entrepreneur and the founder of The Association... Read More →
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Bulelani Jili

Meta Research Ph.D. Fellow, Harvard University
Bulelani Jili is a Meta Research Ph.D. Fellow at Harvard University. His research interests include Africa-China relations; Cybersecurity; ICT development; African Political Economy; Internet Policy; Chinese Business Law; Law and Development; and Privacy Law. He is also a Visiting... Read More →
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Justin Bryant

Secretary of the Board, People Centered Internet
Justin Bryant, J.D. is the Principal at Geode LLC, a consultancy that helps clients comply with global technology regulations and craft data management and digital strategies. His background spans the intersection of technology, law, and global policy, as he seeks to help companies... Read More →
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Dr. Lukman Abdulrauf

Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Dr. Lukman Abdulrauf is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law, University of Ilorin Nigeria and Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is also a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was previously... Read More →
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Dr. Alex Makulilo

Professor of Law and Technology, The Open University of Tanzania
Prof. Dr. Alex Makulilo is a Full Professor of law and technology at the Open University of Tanzania. His research has a special focus on regulation of data privacy, cyber security, internet governance, intellectual property in the digital environment as well as legal aspects of... Read More →
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Dr. Patricia Boshe

Lecturer, Researcher, University of Passau, Germany
Dr. Patricia Boshe is a data protection consultant, lecturer and a senior researcher at the Research Centre for Law and Digitalisation (FREDI) at the University of Passau in Germany

Monday December 12, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

(12027) Bilateral meetings with Members of Congress and staff: Committee: Science, Space and Technology, Foreign Affairs sub Committee on Africa
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over non-defense federal scientific research and development. More specifically, the committee has complete jurisdiction over the following federal agencies: NASANSFNIST, and the OSTP. The Committee also has authority over R&D activities at the Department of Energy, the EPAFAANOAA, the DOT, the NWS, the DHS and the U.S. Fire Administration

Monday December 12, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
US Congress Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave SW Bldg, Washington, DC 20515, United States
  Meeting Legislators, Africa-US Science Cooperation
Tuesday, December 13

8:00am EST

(13039) Roundtable with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Bridging Health Disparities: How Microbiology Underpins a Resilient, Self-Sufficient Africa Health Systems
Participation in this meeting is in person by invitation only; this meeting will not be accessible on line.

The American Society for Microbiology is a life sciences society composed of more than 30,000 scientists, educators and health professionals. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

ASM is convening an event to discuss the role of microbiology in catalyzing strengthened health systems in Africa and the role of US-Africa partnerships in achieving this outcome. Speakers will include US Government officials, as well as industry and NGOs.

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Stefano Bertuzzi

Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). ASM is one of the largest life sciences professional societies in the world, with more than 30,000 members and activities in 122 countries. Its mission is to promote and advance microbial... Read More →

Tuesday December 13, 2022 8:00am - 12:30pm EST
Washington Press Club

9:00am EST

(13039) Global Partnerships for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): Advancing Science and Technology in Health in Africa - Online and In person

Online (Zoom Link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85704439367pwd=REZkRThNc2RrY1BSWUJNTmc2NWQ5Zz09&from=addon
Physical Participation: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania - 1232 22nd St NW Washington, D.C. 20037

Registration for Participation (online-virtual/physical): https://scienceusafricaleaders.sched.com/signup
Contact Details

ISC in collaboration with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) - SickleInAfrica and the Tanzanian Embassy to the United States of America, will hold a scientific session to address Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The session will build on the previous discussions during the December 2021 session on Tanzania-US Partnership for Health and Health Services and the Science Summit session during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2022. The session will focus on SCD (an inherited disease of the haemoglobin(Hb) molecule of the red blood cell) due to its high prevalence globally, with the highest burden in the African region. Significant novel preventive and therapeutic approaches are available. However, the African region with the highest burden has continued to be left behind. Key Objectives. The session will focus on

1. Partnerships in education and training to foster institutional collaborations that allow for basic and advanced training opportunities such as Postdoctoral fellowships and faculty exchanges.

2. Discuss the strategy for financing and investing in scientific research and the translation of discoveries to improve care for patients with SCD, focusing on advancing curative therapies like gene therapy and bone marrow transplantation.

3. Showcase the need for strengthening pre-existing manufacturing infrastructures in the continent and scaling up through meaningful collaborations in which complementary areas of expertise can be merged, resources combined, and risks shared to support sustainable local production of medicines such as Hydroxyurea.

4. Elucidate the critical role of politicians and policy-makers in developing and implementing policies to address SCD through sustainable strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and comprehensive and curative healthcare.

Target audience

Multi-disciplinary stakeholders are working to address SCD at country, regional, and global levels. Participants are anticipated to include scientists, patient advocates, healthcare providers, policy-makers and other government officials, researchers, Industry, NGOs, philanthropies, and multilateral health and research organizations. 


Tuesday, December 13

08:30 – 12:30 EST     Moderator, Nesia Mahenge
09:00 - 09:15 am (EST)         Opening Session 
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Prof. Appolinary KamuhabwaVice-Chancellorhancellor – Academic, Research and Consultancy (DVC-ARC), Muhimbili University of Health (MUHAS), Tanzania  
  • Official Opening Remarks
  • Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister, Ministry of Health, Tanzania

09:15 - 10:00 am (EST)         Session 1: Strategic Global Partnership: 
  • Topic: Partnership in Health, Research and Training to advance knowledge and care for SCD
  • Speakers
  • NIH Fogarty International Centre (TBC) 
  • Prof. Emmanuel Balandya, Director of Postgraduate Studies Muhimbili University of Health (MUHAS), Tanzania; Site Principal Investigator, SPARCO Tanzania
  • Dr. Jonathan Spector, Head of Global Health Strategy and Access to Innovation; Novartis Institutes for Bio-medical Research      

10:00 - 10:30 am        Session 2: Enabling Environment
  • Topic: Inclusive Policies for SCD to reduce costs and support comprehensive patient care
  • Speakers
  • Prof. Paschal Rugajo, Director of Curative Services, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
  • Prof. Lewis Hsu, Chief Medical Officer, Sickle Cell Disease Association, USA       
  • Arafa Salim, Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Patients Community, Tanzania

10:30 - 11:40 am (EST)         Session 3: Sustainability
  • Topic: Financing and Investments in research to ensure sustainable advances in SCD 
  • Speakers
  • Prof. Mohamed Janabi, Executive Director, Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Tanzania     
  • Dr. Gene Bukhman, Co-Chair, NCDI Poverty Network, Associate Professor of Medicine; and Global Health and Social Medicine, USA           
  • Prof. Julie Makani, Associate Professor, MUHAS; Principal Investigator, Sickle Cell Programme and SPARCO CCC, Tanzania   
  • Dr. Francis Collins, Former Director of The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), USA

11:40 am - 12:10 pm (EST)   Session 4: Manufacturing in Africa
  • Topic: How to increase access and reduce financial costs for essential medicines and novel therapies, including gene and cell therapy?
  • Speakers
  • Dr. Grace Moshi, Senior Consultant, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore            
  • Dr. Cissy Kityo, Executive Director, Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda
  • Dr. Rimas Orentas, Co-Founder and Board Chair; Scientific Director, Caring Cross, Inc. USA           

12:10 - 12:30 pm (EST)         Closing Session
  • Speakers
  • NIH-NHLBI: SCD Network in Africa, CITRIS & Cure Sickle Cell Initiative (TBC)           
  • Prof. Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, Co-Chair, SickleInAfrica. USA    
  • Closing Remarks by H.E Ambassador, Prof. Kennedy G. Gastorn, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, New York, USA       

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Nesia Mahenge

Country Director and MUHAS SCD Adviser, CBM International / MUHAS
Nesia is the Country Director at CBM International with over 20 years of expertise in International Development, Public Health Management, Health Education, Climate Change and Resilience, Disability Inclusion, Governance, Economic Development, and NGOs Management.She serves as Hub... Read More →
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Malula Nkanyemka

Programme Manager, Sickle Cell Programme, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
Malula is an experienced Programme Management Specialist with over 18 years’ experience in Projects and Programmes Management. She worked on a broad range of projects and programme focused on different themes: Health, Gender, Advocacy, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk and... Read More →

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Appolinary Kamuhabwa

Deputy Vice Chancellor ARC, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Professor Appolinary Kamuhabwa is a Professor of Pharmacology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. His area of research interest is therapeutics and other pharmacological interventions in infectious and non-infectious diseases (cancer, and cardiovascular... Read More →
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Emmanuel Balandya

Director, Postgraduate Studies; PI, SPARCo-Tanzania, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Prof. Emmanuel Balandya is a physician-scientist with expertise in biomedical sciences, encompassing Physiology, Haematology, and Immunology. He obtained his Medical Degree at the University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania (2005); Doctorate Degree at Dartmouth College, USA (2012), and... Read More →
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Dr. Jonathan Spector

Head of Global Health Strategy, NOVARTIS
He practiced pediatrics and public health for 20+ years. His clinical activities span fieldwork with Médecins Sans Frontières in remote Africa to intensive newborn care at Massachusetts General Hospital. His interest in health systems fueled a portfolio of research at Harvard School... Read More →
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Prof. Paschal Ruggajo (MD, MMed, MSc, PhD)

Director for Curative Services, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
He is a seasoned Nephrologist and a pioneer in nephrology, neuropathology, kidney transplantation services, and nephrology training program in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Dr. Ruggajo has published his works in local, regional, and international peer-reviewed scientific journals... Read More →
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Lewis L. Hsu, MD, Ph.D

Professor Pediatric Hem-Onc, University of Illinois Hospital
Lewis Hsu, MD, PhD, is a pediatric hematologist with a career devoted to sickle cell disease (SCD), both clinical and translational research. His community engagement and volunteer service includes Chief Medical Officer of SCDAA and global experience in Nigeria plus Brazil. Hsu developed... Read More →
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Arafa Said

Founder and Executive Director, SCD Patients Community of Tanzania (SCDPCT)
Arafa is a sickle cell warrior and has been working passionately in sickle cell disease advocacy in Tanzania and internationally for over 12 years. She is the founder of the Sickle Cell Disease Patients Community of Tanzania, which was the first sickle cell disease patient advocacy... Read More →
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Mohamed Janabi

Chief Executive Officer, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
Accreditations & QualificationsMD., MSc., PhD. and he is a Fellow of the American College of  Cardiology (FACC). He is also a Certified Aviation Medical Examiner by the Federal Aviation Authority FAA-USACareerCEO – MNH, October 2022 to dateCEO- JKCI), 2015 September, to September... Read More →
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Prof. Gene Bukhman

Associate Professor of Medicine and Chair for NCDI Poverty Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Gene Bukhman is a cardiologist and medical anthropologist who directs the Center for Integration Science at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Program on Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine... Read More →
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Julie Makani

Principal Investigator, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Prof. Julie Makani is from the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), where Tanzania established one of the world’s largest single-center study cohorts for sickle cell disease.She is Principal Investigator of... Read More →
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Francis Collins

Former Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Francis Sellers Collins ForMemRS (born April 14, 1950) is an American physician-geneticist who discovered the genes associated with a number of diseases and led the Human Genome Project. He is the former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, from... Read More →
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Dr Grace Moshi

Haematologist, KK Women and Children’s Hospital
Dr. Grace Moshi is a hematologist who has practiced as a hematologist at various university teaching hospitals, in the UK, Australia, South Africa, and Singapore.  She is currently a senior consultant hematologist at the KK Women and Children’s Hospital as well being a senior consultant... Read More →
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Dr. Ciccy Kityo Mutuluuza (MBChB, M.Sc, PhD)

Executive Director, Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Uganda
She is an experienced specialist medical doctor, vaccinologist, and Public Health expert with over 27 years of experience in conducting and coordinating AIDS research and care for HIV patients. She is the Executive Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC). She is among... Read More →
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Prof Rimas J. Orentas (PhD)

Co-Founder, Board Chair and Scientific Director, Caring Cross, Inc
He is a Co-Founder, Board Chair, and Scientific Director of Caring Cross, Inc., a non-profit determined to accelerate the development of advanced medicines, such as cell and gene therapies, and to ensure access for all patients by organizing and supporting a community of healthcare... Read More →
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Prof. Olufunmilayo Olopade

Co-Chair of SickleInAfrica Consortium and Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health, The University of Chicago, USA
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP, is an expert in cancer risk assessment and individualized treatment for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, having developed novel management strategies based on an understanding of the altered genes in individual patients. She stresses comprehensive... Read More →

Tuesday December 13, 2022 9:00am - 12:30pm EST
Embassy of Tanzania 1232 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States
  Policy, Health and Medical Science
  • Address 1232 22nd St NW

4:00pm EST

7:00pm EST

Wednesday, December 14

8:30am EST

(14087) Science for Climate Resilient food systems in Africa: Convened by the Agriculture Research Council of South Africa
Science for Climate Resilient food systems in Africa

The state of Africa’s agriculture and its vulnerability to climate risk is an ongoing matter of importance, not only for the continent but the global world. Climate change-related hazards such as drought, shifting patterns of pests and disease incidence, and the reduction of areas suitable for agricultural production threaten agricultural and food systems and affect the food security status of millions of people on the African continent. These challenges impact peace and stability on the continent and the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.

Agricultural Research and Innovation play a pivotal role in developing climate-resilient food systems and enabling Africa to reduce the agricultural productivity gap and deliver on the SDGs.

The session will showcase some of the key scientific innovations emerging from Agricultural Research organizations in Africa and also in collaboration with global North partners. In addition, the session will identify the key priorities to accelerate the science-led climate-resilient food systems in Africa.
Speakers are expected to be very deliberate in highlighting the key achievements as well as amplifying high-impact needs for accelerating agricultural science on the continent. The enabling policy and regulatory environment will also be addressed.

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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Litha Magingxa

President and CEO, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa
Dr. Magingxa is the President and CEO of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa.  He is tasked with the redirection, revisioning and repositioning of the ARC, working with the Council and management team.  He previously served the ARC as Group Executive: Agri-Economics... Read More →

Ben Rosen

Research Biologist, USDA ARS Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Dr. Rosen received his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis where he worked on disease resistance in crop legumes. He made the leap to livestock genomics 8 years ago when he joined the Animal Genomics and Improvement Lab at USDA ARS to work on the USAID... Read More →
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Intisar Soghayroun

Professor, Khartounm
Professor Intisar  Soghayroun, professor of Archaeology, University of Khartoum 1991-2022, Sudan. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research from 2019 to October 2021. My particular interest in my field includetheoretical archaeology, Medieval civilization , heritage management... Read More →
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Abe Gerrano

Senior Research Scientist, Agricultural Research Council
Dr. Abe Shegro Gerrano is currently a Senior Researcher (Plant Breeding and Genetics), leading the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) R&D on genetic improvement of underutilized leguminous, leafy and fruit vegetables. His research interests include evaluation and characterization... Read More →
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Kevin McPhee

Prof, Montana State University
Prof Kevin McPhee is the Pulse Crop Breeder at Montana State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy in 1991 from the University of Wyoming and his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Idaho in 1995 with an emphasis on Plant Breeding and Genetics. He... Read More →
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Dorothy Amwata

Associate professo, Murang'a University of Technology
Prof. Dorothy Akinyi Amwata, Ph.D, Associate Professor - Rangeland Socio-ecologist, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Murang’a University of Technology, Muranga’, KenyaProf. Amwata holds a Ph.D. in Range Management (Resource Economics and Ecology option), B.Sc. and M.Sc. in... Read More →

Wednesday December 14, 2022 8:30am - 10:30am EST
National Press Club, Washington DC 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, United States

11:00am EST

(14077) The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) : African youth in the diaspora & Africa at the forefront of African Scientific Excellence in shaping the #AfricaWeWant
About AIMS
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a Pan-African Network Centre of Excellence for postgraduate training, research, and public engagement in mathematical sciences. Founded in 2003 in South Africa and later replicated in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Rwanda under the framework of the Next Einstein Initiative, AIMS is supplying the STEM pipeline by training African students for a Master's in Mathematical Sciences, including a co-op option with a direct link to industry. Students admitted at AIMS benefit from full scholarships and close interaction with tutors and professors worldwide. AIMS has trained 2500 young scientists over the past two decades. The faculty comprises volunteer professors from the best universities globally, including Nobel Prize and Fields Medal laureates. With expertly tailored academic and non-academic programs spanning Centres of Excellence, Research Centres, the AIMS Industry Initiative, and gender-responsive Teacher Training.

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." - Chinese proverb.

Africa, its people, and its leaders continually battle the double challenge of achieving SDG targets and adapting to climate change. More than 30% of primary-school-age girls remain out of school in Sub-Sahara Africa. Also, Africa's contribution to global scientific knowledge stands at 1.1%. Consequently, Africa's ratio of scientists and inhabitants currently stands at 79 scientists per million inhabitants, the lowest. Also, scientists trained in Africa often work elsewhere due to the lack of infrastructure and availability of resources. To meet the demands of a teaming young population at the centre of the world's pressing challenges, including the food crisis, flooding, and economic downturn – there is a need for deliberate action through multilateralism and global effort to restore hope and enable growth. Thus, AIMS seeks to leverage the US-Africa Leader's Summit to push for a resolution and legislation to back its #InclusiveAccess agenda in Climate Change, Health, and Economic Progress.

This session will also feature AIMS Alumni leading African Scientific Excellence in Academia, Industry, and Non-profit work.

Expected outcomes
The expected outcomes of this session include the following;
  1. An appreciation of the growth opportunities in enabling scientific excellence and training in Africa.
  2. AIMS Impact in the mitigating the impact of COVID-19, Climate Crisis and Improving Health Outcomes.
  3. Awareness of the value proposition of AIMS and how our alums are changing the way we see our world.
  4. Amplify the need for innovative financing in funding education across Africa.


11:00 am - Welcome Address & Premiering of Wajenzi (Science in Africa Movie)
11: 35 am - Reflection on Science in Africa Movie
11: 40 am - Africa at the forefront of Championing Scientific Excellence - Case of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences
12:00 pm - Roundtable discussion with alumni & participants
12:30 pm - End

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Tabitha Mundia

Deal Sourcing & Country Mgt - Kenya (AIMS Alumnae), International Finance Corporation
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Paul Taylor

Visiting Faculty, Ex-Tutor & Researcher, AIMS
Dr. Paul Taylor has a background in physics, having completed his doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Oxford. He currently works as a researcher and open source programmer in neuroimaging methods development at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIH, USA), where... Read More →
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Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui

Fixed Income Quant Strategist (AIMS Alumnus), International Finance Corporation
Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui serves as a Financial Officer at the International Finance Corporation. He is a senior research fellow who volunteers as director of placements at the Best Academy for Underrepresented Minorities (Baum) Tenpers, a not-for-profit research and training center... Read More →
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Mawulolo Ameko

Applied Scientist (AIMS Alumnus), Microsoft
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Lydie Hakizimana

Lydie Hakizimana is a seasoned educator, successful entrepreneur, and the Chief Executive Officer of AIMS.As founder & CEO of Drakkar Ltd, a pioneering Rwandan educational publishing house, Lydie has over 10 years of experience in the production and distribution of textbooks. Through... Read More →
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Samuel Edet

Economist (AIMS Alumnus), World Bank Group
Samuel Edet is an Associate Economist with the Economic Policy Research Department, World Bank Group, where he contributes to frontier analytics on private sector development topics in support of IFC’s investment, advisory, and asset-management services. These include flagship reports... Read More →

Wednesday December 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
National Press Club, Washington DC 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, United States

12:30pm EST

(14098) US-Africa Research Supporting Disabilities
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Sung, Connie

Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Dr. Connie Sung is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counselling, director of the master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling, and director of MSU-DOCTRID Hegarty Fellows Postdoctoral Program at Michigan State University. She is also a certified rehabilitation counsellor... Read More →
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Christiana Okyere

Senior Research Associate, McMaster University
Dr. Christiana Okyere is a Senior Research Associate at the McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Okyere’s research interests focus on inclusion for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. She achieves this by studying inclusive education and... Read More →
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rahma rachdi

Correspondent- Head of Bureau, United States Press Agency
Dr. Rahma Sophia Rachdi is a Journalist in Politics, disabled in wheelchair and Head of the Correspondence, based in Paris, for the United States Press Agency. She is renowned for have released many scientific publications and journalistic articles and reports, for different media... Read More →
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Binta Koita

Lecturer, ULSHB
Dr. Binta Koita is a lecturer at the University of Letters and Humanities of Bamako. She holds a master's degree in communication studies from the University of Caddy Ayad of Marrakech and a PHD in Applied linguistics. Binta’s research interests include education, and he has already... Read More →
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Ambumulire Phiri

acting chief executive officer, national council for higher education
Dr. Ambumulire N. Phiri is the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the National Council for Higher Education in Malawi. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.    Dr Phiri has served the public higher education system in Malawi for over 19 years... Read More →
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Geraldine Leader

Senior Lecturer, University of Galway, Ireland
Dr. Geraldine Leader is a graduate of University College Cork where she obtained her B.A. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Psychology. Geraldine is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at University of Galway. Geraldine’s research interests lie in area of autism spectrum conditions... Read More →

Wednesday December 14, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST

2:00pm EST

(14067) How genomics is changing healthcare delivery in Africa
ISC and partners will organise a series of online events under the heading Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit 2022, taking place in Washington on 12-15 December 2022. The main goal of the virtual Summit is to highlight the role and contribution of science to the US-Africa relationship.

The objectives of the events will be to highlight the importance of science in Africa, to foster greater collaboration between African nations and the US, and to increase investment in science for Global Health, Digital Transition, Space, Biological Diversity, Education and Skills, among other areas and to support an enabling policy and regulatory environment for science collaboration to flourish between Africa and the US.

A session on genomics will be part of the dialogue and will inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation. In line with the goals of the US-Africa Leaders Summit 2022 the event will delve into key issues, including:
. the economic impact of genomics;
. challenges and opportunities for human rights in the postgenomic era;
. sustainable surveillance and risk-mitigation approach to future infectious disease threats beyond COVID-19;
. accelerating access to genomics in Africa for regional and global health;
. genomics and future food security;
. genomics, data security risks and international security;
. genomics and climate change;
. importance of African population genetics in human history, health, and disease.

The meeting will engage policymakers, members of industry, academics, scientists and civil society from both regions offering a unique learning environment as well as exclusive networking opportunities.

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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Vanessa Moeder

Senior Director of Global Public Health, Illumina
Vanessa Moeder is Senior Director of Global Public Health at Illumina, where she leads the efforts to expand access to genomics for pathogen surveillance and infectious diseases and to foster international collaborations to drive standards and evidence generation for pathogen genomics.She... Read More →
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Olubukola Oluranti (Ademuyiwa) Babalola

Professor / Research Director, North-West University
Professor Olubukola Oluranti Babalola (Pr.Sci.Nat, MASSAF, FASLP, FTWAS, FAS, FAAS). After a PhD with a Research Fellowship from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and PhD Fellowships from OWSD, she had postdoctoral experiences at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel... Read More →
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ThankGod Ebenezer

Bioinformatician / Founder, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) / African BioGenome Project
ThankGod Ebenezer is a Bioinformatician at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK, within the UniProt team. His role focuses on developing computational pipelines for automatic functional annotation of proteins using evolutionary models. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI, ThankGod... Read More →
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Adrienne Leussa

Director, Ecosystem partnerships, 54gene
Adrienne Leussa is a Cameroonian who holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Currently, she is  the Director of Ecosystem Partnerships at 54gene, a health technology platform company working to expand precision medicine. She has previously worked... Read More →
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Judith Hornby Cuff, PhD, MBA

Managing Director, Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research, South Africa
Judith is currently the Managing Director at the Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research. She is responsible for giving strategic guidance and direction to the CPGR, to ensure that the Company achieves its vision, mission, and long-term goals.Her career path towards advancing biotechnology... Read More →
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Sheetal Soni

Senior Lecturer (Law), University of Kwazulu Natal
Dr. Sheetal Soni is Senior Lecturer lecturer in the field of Bioethics, International Law, and Intellectual Property Law. She holds LLB, LLM and PhD degrees and is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Her research interests are assisted reproductive technology and... Read More →
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Harold Ocholla

Global Health Equity Development Manager in charge of East Africa, Thermofisher Scientific
Dr Harold Ocholla is a genomic epidemiology expert with extensive experience in the use of genomics and population genetics for public health. He is passionate about how genetics and genomics can be used to improve healthcare in Africa, in precision medicine, pathogen surveillance... Read More →
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Yusuf Henriques

Founder & CEO, IndyGeneUS AI
For over 25 years, Yusuf N. Henriques has brought a spirit of innovation and start-up energy to his work with US government entities. As a Interdisciplinary Scientist, his progressive years of experience in the US military and healthcare has yielded expertise in leadership, mentorship... Read More →
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Segun Fatumo

Associate Professor, MRC Uganda Entebbe; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; H3Africa Bioinformatics Network
Dr. Segun Fatumo is an Associate Professor of Genetic Epidemiology andBioinformatics at the MRC/UVRI Uganda and London School of Hygiene andTropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the UK. He leads The African ComputationalGenomics (TACG) Research group at the MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda ResearchUnit... Read More →

Wednesday December 14, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
National Press Club, Washington DC 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, United States

2:00pm EST

(14056) US-Africa Partnerships in Space
Africa is enormous, with over 1.4 billion people spread over an area of 30,370,000 km2. By 2050 the population will exceed 2 billion, from many diverse cultures and with over 2,000 languages. The continent is confronting problems meeting basic human needs: clean water, ready supplies of food, equality in provision of health care and educational resources, and more. These challenges can partly be addressed using space technologies to enable tele-health, tele-education, environmental management, and data for immediate changes and future planning.  

Hosted by the Alliance for Collaboration in Exploration of Space (ACES Worldwide), this session will address satellite technologies, current and future, serving Africa in the context of joint US/African cooperation. In the spirit of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, the speakers are experts in using satellites for real-time disaster relief, telemedicine, tele-education, and provision of low-cost broadband services throughout Africa. Each speaker will address what is working now, what space technologies are still needed, and plans to meet those requirements on an urgent basis.

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Scott Madry

Research Associate Professor, University of North Carolina
Corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics, professor emeritus of the International Space University, research associate professor of archaeology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.I am an anthropologist and archaeologist by education; a remote... Read More →

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Meshack Kinyua Ndiritu

Space Applications Training Officer, Africa Union Commission
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Olayinka Fagbemiro

Founder/Chief Scientific Officer, Astronomers Without Borders (AWB)/Nigerian Space Agency
Olayinka Fagbemiro is a Space Scientist with a 15-year experience working with the Nigerian Space Agency. Her career at the Space Agency has spanned over a period of 15 years where she has been directly involved with Policy, Research and Planning, Data Management, project management... Read More →
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Temidayo Orioson

Managing Director, Space in Africa
Temidayo is the Founder and Managing Director of Space in Africa, the leading analytics and consulting company shaping the future of the African space and satellite industry. With over seven years of experience in the industry, Temidayo advises governments and commercial space players... Read More →
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Kris Lehnhardt

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Emergency Medicine, Extreme Environmental Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Space Exploration
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Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

Senior Advisor for Regulatory & Space Policy, OneWeb
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly is an expert on satellite regulatory policy with over 30 years of experience. She is currently the Senior Advisor for Regulatory & Space Policy at OneWeb where she advises a global team of legal & technical policy analysts.  Pritchard-Kelly has also worked at... Read More →
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Michael Potter

Co-Founder, Geeks without Frontiers
DR. MICHAEL POTTERMichael is a Co-founder and Executive Director of Geeks and is a business and social entrepreneur. He co-founded NASDAQ quoted pan-European ‘Esprit Telecom’ which was sold to GTS. He is an active business and social investor and was a strategic investor and board member of Global... Read More →
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Vid Beldavs

Chairman and Session Convener, Riga Photonics Centre
Vidvuds (Vid) Beldavs Chairman of the Board of Riga Photonics Centre advancing light sciences and technologies for Latvia; futurist. Board member of ACES Worldwide. Convenor of the following SSUNGA77 sessions:Recovery of Ukraine’s science and innovation capacity after the fossil... Read More →
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Peter Martinez

Executive Director, Secure World Foundation
Dr. Peter Martinez is the Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation. He has extensive experience in multilateral space diplomacy, space policy formulation and space regulation. He also has extensive experience in capacity building in space science and technology and in workforce... Read More →
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Kim E Degnan

Executive Director & Session Convener, Alliance for Collaboration in the Exploration of Space
International Satellite Regulatory expert. MS-Public Policy. Orbit-Spectrum Engineering Specialist.  MSc-Engineering. Experienced Executive in Commercial Satellite Business: Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Raytheon Technologies, Intelsat, NTIA.Focus: Global Cooperation to Advance... Read More →

Wednesday December 14, 2022 2:00pm - 4:45pm EST

3:00pm EST

(14029) US-Africa Science Cooperation: Briefing Hosted by the US National Science Foundation
Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you to a session on Wednesday, 14th Dec 2022, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm/15:00-16:30 EST at the virtual link below.

Dr Kendra Sharp, Office Head for the Office of International Science and Engineering, will welcome the Delegates to NSF.

The session will introduce NSF’s mission and vision for supporting science, decision-making processes for funding science and scientific domains to the participants. It will then explore ways that US and African partnerships can nurture international scientific engagement that enhances research, education, scientific networks and opportunities for workforce development.

The session will end with a question and answer session with both virtual and in-person attendees.

Speakers include:
Hendratta Ali Program Director in Hydrologic Science in the Division of Earth Sciences
Wenda Bauchspies Program Director in the Office of International Science and Engineering
Samy El-Shall Program Director in Chemistry in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate
Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong Program Director in the Social and Economic Sciences in Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate
Abiodun Ilumoka, Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education in STEM Education Directorate
Kemi Ladeji-Osias Program Director in the Division of Engineering Education & Centers in the Engineering Directorate
George Richter-Addo Program Director in Chemistry in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate

The in-person part of the program will be hosted at National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Wednesday December 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
National Science Foundation National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA

4:00pm EST

7:00pm EST

(14098) Science at the US-Africa Summit Dinner hosted by the American Telemedicine Association
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over non-defense federal scientific research and development. More specifically, the committee has complete jurisdiction over the following federal agencies: NASA, NSF, NIST, and the OSTP. The Committee also has authority over R&D activities at the Department of Energy, the EPA, FAA, NOAA, the DOT, the NWS, the DHS and the U.S. Fire Administration

Wednesday December 14, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Thursday, December 15

8:00am EST

(15085) Africa-US astronomy collaboration towards IAU-GA2024 and building a legacy
Africa-US astronomy collaboration towards IAU-GA2024 and building a legacy

Motivated by hosting the International Astronomical Union General Assembly (IAU-GA) in 2024 for the first time on African soil in the over 100 years of the IAU, the African Astronomy community has come together to work on a shared vision towards 2024. The success of current developments and foundations for the future can be attributed to the increase in collaborations between various organisations and countries.

Several astronomy projects and programmes are of interest to communities in Africa and the US, and there is a need for discussions to strengthen collaborations as one way to ensure sustainable development and solutions.
This session offers an opportunity for interactions between existing and potential Africa-US collaborators to stimulate and explore mutually beneficial options that may arise between Africa and the US in light of the IAU-GA2024, as well as the opportunity to promote sustained collaborations between partners from the US and African countries and cultivate the expertise that forms a core component of knowledge-based economies with astronomy as a key driver.

The discussions will bring together the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and will also aim to encourage the participation and representation of both communities during the IAU-GA2024 and use this as a starting point to stimulate collaborative research and innovation in astronomy, and focus on astronomy for development and, outreach & education activities.

Opening Remarks:
Charles Takalana (Co-Chair: IAU-GA2024 National Organising Committee)
Road to the IAU-GA2024 and Legacy for Astronomy in Africa
Vanessa McBride  (Co-Chair: IAU-GA2024 National Organising Committee) – 10 min
Astronomy for Development
Office of Astronomy for Development: Africa-US synergies
Kevin Govender, Director (IAU-OAD) – 10 min

North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (NAROAD)
Tim Spuck, Director (NAROAD) - 10 min   
Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS)
Nic Erasmus (SAAO) – 10 min
The Southern African Large Telescope (Africa-US context)
Brian Chaboyer, Chair: SALT Board  (SALT) – 10 min
Vera C. Rubin Observatory - Legacy Survey of Space and Time: Africa and the potential for good phase and time coverage of transient discoveries
David Buckley, Researcher (SALT) – 10 min
Africa-US Synergies – Cooperation between the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Grant Tremblay, Vice President (AAS) - 10 min
Thebe Medupe, President (AfAS) & Charles Takalana, Head of Secretariat (AfAS) - 10 min
Discussions and Resolutions,
E.g. topics:
Astronomy schools in Africa
The Fulbright programme
Funding instruments
Access to opportunities
Skills development
Infrastructure support and development
Visas and mobility

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Kevin Govender

Director, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
Founding and current director of IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), which was established in 2011, now with 11 regional offices and language centres globally. Previously Manager of the Southern African Large Telescope’s Collateral Benefits Programme at the South African... Read More →
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Timothy Spuck

STEM Education Development Officer, AUI-NRAO
I've been a member of the STEM education community for more than 27 years. I currently serve as the AUI STEM Education Development Officer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Prior to my role with AUI, I spent 20+ years at Oil City High School in Pennsylvania as an Earth... Read More →
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Charles Takalana

Head of Secretariat (AfAS) & Co-Chair: IAU-GA2024 National Organising Committee, African Astronomical Society (AfAS)
Charles Mpho Takalana completed his PhD in physics, focusing on Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in December 2020. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Charles currently works at the African... Read More →
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Vanessa McBride

Astronomer, Office of Astronomy for Development
Dr Vanessa McBride is an astronomer at the Office of Astronomy for Development, where she works towards bridging the gap between the community of professional astronomers and the development work.  She is co-chair of the National Organising Committee of the IAU’s General Assembly... Read More →
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Nic Erasmus

Astronomer, South African Astronomical Observatory
Nicolas Erasmus is currently employed as an Instrumentation Scientist and Astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory where his research is in Solar System Science, specifically main-belt and near-Earth asteroids. At the SAAO, he is also involved in astronomical instrumentation... Read More →
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Brian Chaboyer

Chair, SALT Board
Brian Chaboyer is an astrophysicist who studies stars and stellar populations. He has been at Dartmouth College since 1998. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Manitoba, (1987) followed by a MSc from Queen's University (Canada; 1989) and a doctoral degree from Yale... Read More →
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David Buckley

I am based at the South African Astronomical Observatory and hold affiliations with both the University of Cape Town and the University of the Free State. I am Principal Investigator for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) transient follow-up program and also the BRICS Intelligent... Read More →
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Grant Tremblay,

Vice President, AAS
Dr. Grant Tremblay is an Astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and Vice President of the American Astronomical Society
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Thebe Medupe,

President, AfAS
Prof. Thebe Rodney Medupe is a professor of Astronomy at the North-West University, South Africa; he is the President of the African Astronomical Society. He has co-authored over 55 articles with co-authors from all around the world. His h-index is 15. He was a co-founding member... Read More →

Thursday December 15, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EST

9:00am EST

(15050) Meeting the challenge of universal access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa
For the first time in decades, the number of people without access to electricity is set to increase in 2022”
The challenge is most severe in Sub-Saharan Africa where nearly 600 million people lack access to electricity. Current IEA forecasts raise concerns about meeting SDG7 -Universal access to clean, reliable and affordable energy for Africa. There is no pathway to net zero carbon by 2050 without universal access.
In 2013 when Power Africa was launched there were over 600 million people in Africa without access to electricity. Despite impressive efforts by the U.S., the EU and international organizations and agencies including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and numerous other agencies, there are still an estimated 600 million people without access to electricity in 2022. Rapid population growth also grows the size of the access deficit. Blocks to progress include crises – COVID19, Russia’s War in Ukraine and its global impacts, regional conflicts, and rising toll of climate change related disasters. Forecasts by the IEA for 2030 show that by 2030 there will still be 600 million people in Africa without access to electricity and with little opportunity for development.
Access to reliable and affordable energy is necessary for subsequent economic, educational and social development. With climate change and multiple crises underway or emerging it needs to be one of the highest priorities to enable access to electricity for all people in Africa. Access to electricity creates the capacity to pay for electrical power and the services made possible by reliable and affordable energy. The people of Africa without access will be able to pay for it. It does not have to be a gift from donor countries.
The education and information technologies now exist to create the capacity for universal access to reliable, sustainable and affordable energy across Sub-Saharan Africa.  Working together – the U.S. and the EU with African partners can create the capacity in Africa to assure universal access by 2030.  Ten times the goal set by president Obama in 2013 is now possible through international cooperation.
The UN has developed the Energy Compact program where states, regions, companies, international organizations, NGOs and cities commit to achieve SDG7 by 2030 within their sphere of action. If there were a US-AU-EU partnership with an Energy Compact with a strategy and roadmap for the partnership to achieve universal access for Africa to affordable, clean, reliable, and sustainable energy could be achieved.
The Power Africa partnership would aim to achieve ten times the result envisioned fo the Power Africa initiative at its start in 2013.  This is now possible due to the dramatic reductions in solar energy and wind and as well as control and energy storage technologies. Additionally advanced information technologies have emerged to enable effective solutions to complex development, health care, and education challenges that were not available in 2013. Kenya has emerged as a global leader for AI technologies that can be applied to the complexities of development in environments with minimal modern infrastructures. Health care in Nigeria is challenged by a severe brain drain of doctors and other medical professions.  Space technologies with satellite mega constellations can now deliver health care information to remote sites – but they must have access to electricity to use the technology.
The ANSOLE Energy Compact
ANSOLE (African Network for Solar Energy) is a pan-African network of universities, research centers, NGOs, community organizations including religious organizations that is addressing the critical need to build research, innovation, and energy technology implementation capacity by local communities. ANSOLE works with European, American, Canadian, African and other partners to advance solar energy research, technology development and community level deployment. The ANSOLE Energy Compact lays out a roadmap with clearly defined milestones to build the human capacity required to enable development and deployment of sustainable energy solutions in Africa.
This session will explore the potential of an Energy Compact for a U.S.-Africa-Europe partnership to drive achievement of universal access to electricity in Africa by 2030.

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Raul Alfaro-Pelico

Senior Director, RMI
Raul Alfaro-Pelico is the senior director of RMI’s Global South program. Raul leads policy advisory, thought leadership, capacity development, technical backstopping and investment preparation support for a net zero, resilient and prosperous world, overseeing RMI’s Africa Energy... Read More →
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Daniel Ayuk Mbi EGBE

CEO, African Network for Solar Energy
Prof. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, CEO of African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE), Jena GermanyProf. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe is cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Network of Solar Energy (ANSOLE) (www.ansole.org/www.ansole.com), an institution that fosters education, vocational training and research in renewable energies and water-related issues in Africa and beyond. He is initiator and coordinator of the the scientific platform BALEWARE (Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications-www.baleware.org). He is Senior Researc... Read More →

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Stephan Peter

Lecturer, Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
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Hambani Masheleni

A.g. Director, Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, African Union Commission
Mr. Hambani MasheleniA.g. Director, Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation , African Union CommissionMr. Hambani Masheleni is a holder of an MSc Applied Physics and BSc Physics Honours degrees. He has a broad range of training and work experience in public sector... Read More →
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Vid Beldavs

Chairman and Session Convener, Riga Photonics Centre
Vidvuds (Vid) Beldavs Chairman of the Board of Riga Photonics Centre advancing light sciences and technologies for Latvia; futurist. Board member of ACES Worldwide. Convenor of the following SSUNGA77 sessions:Recovery of Ukraine’s science and innovation capacity after the fossil... Read More →
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Peter Schubert

Director Richard Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Peter J. Schubert is a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He holds 35 US patents and is the author of over 75 technical publications and is the principal investigator on research projects from the USDA, DOE, DOD and NASA, all related to renewable energy, energy harvesting... Read More →
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Karina Angelieva

Deputy Minister of Innovation and Growth, Government of Bulgaria
Karina Angelieva is a former Deputy Minister of Innovation and Growth and previously since 2018 Deputy Minister of Education and Science of R Bulgaria. In her latest responsibilities she was covering large portfolio, including the programming and implementation of the Recovery and... Read More →
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Gianluca Tonolo

Energy Access Analyst, International Energy Agency
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Kamugisha Kazaura

Director of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
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Madalitso Chimpeni

Madalitso Chimpeni is an innovator, entrepreneur and sustainable energy enthusiast with four years’ experience working in the sustainable energy sector. He has a BSc in Biotechnology and a   certificate in Development Entrepreneurship with focus in Off-energy. In the past four... Read More →

Thursday December 15, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EST

10:00am EST

(15983) African Leadership for African Development through Sustainable Mineral Resource Exploitation
“The United States knows that, on most of the urgent challenges and opportunities we face, Africa will make the difference. We can’t achieve our goals around the world – whether that’s ending the COVID-19 pandemic, building a strong and inclusive global economy, combating the climate crisis, or revitalizing democracy and defending human rights – without the leadership of African governments, institutions, and citizens . . . The United States firmly believes that it’s time to stop treating Africa as a subject of geopolitics – and start treating it as the major geopolitical player it has become.” Antony j. Blinken, US Secretary of State https://www.state.gov/u-s-africa-enduring-partnership/

The US- African Leaders Summit, dubbed "US-Africa Enduring Partnership", scheduled in Washington D.C., 12-16 Dec 2022, will look at shaping A New Partnership between the United States of America and Africa in the following key areas;
  • Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Youth Engagement
  • Security, Peace and Stability
  • Health Cooperation and 
  • Climate Change or Environmental Issues 
Africa has all that the world needs to sustain development – Human and Natural resources, especially the ballooning Youth population (642 .4 million – 49.4% of the African population is below 24 years of Age and i.1.14 million, about 87.7% of the population is below 49years) and Africa’s population is estimated to reach 2.5 billion by 2050 and Minerals Resources. Africa is endowed with mineral resources – as the world moves in the Transition Era, the US needs Critical Minerals, and Africa has them, Africa can be the food basket for the increasing population of the world with her vast unexploited arable land, etc

Africa is deepening her integration agenda for accelerating industrialisation, boosting intra-African Trade, creating jobs for the huge youth population and, above all to achieve sustainable levels of inclusive growth and social and economic structural transformation. While the world has moved into digital economies, most of the African countries are still Least Developed and factor Driven Economies that need to at least move into Technological, Innovation Driven economies.

History has shown that Africa has not benefited from any US- Africa Partnership in the past. The visible example is the African Opportunity Act, enacted on 18 May 2000 as Public Law 106 of the 200th Congress as an 8- year Trade and Investment Framework, then extended to 15 years but George Bush, which has since been extended several times, but which has not fully benefited Africa.

The challenge has been how to position herself to take advantage of external partnerships. As African leaders meet the United States leadership to engage in discussions for a partnership between the two spheres, there is a need to address issues that hinder Africa from benefiting from such Partnerships - there are a number of these challenges, but the following are critical and need to be addressed:
  • Africa needs to engage with one voice – as a United Africa. On 1st January 2021, Africa launched trading under the African Continental Free trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which brings all 55 African Union member States to trade as ONE
Coherent Policies African Countries, whether sovereign or regionally, have not put in place policies that support the kind of Partnership between a Superpower and 55 fragmented Countries. In this case, the US has used a kind of cherry-picking engagement with selected African countries,
  • Investing in key sectors that would stimulate or propel foreign investments that would spur inclusive growth and sustainable development for Africa. These investments include investing in the Youth for skills development, science and technology, investing in Infrastructure (transport and energy), investing in Innovation, Research and Development, among others
  • Insecurity – Africa is a home of internal conflicts that could be avoided given regional integration blocks – African Leadership has not focused on eliminating these non-ideological conflicts that are fuelled by the illicit trade in mineral resources,
  • Environmental degradation- while the world is seeking to reduce Carbon emissions, Africa continues to attract investments in the Mineral resource sector that destroy the environment
The MADI Session will focus on how African Leaders could position Africa to benefit from the US-Africa Partnership that will be reached during the Summit. An Enduring – US-Africa Partnership should be mutually beneficial and a Win-Win – for all. The Session will mainly focus on a mutually beneficial US-Africa Partnership through the exploitation of mineral resources for greening the US.

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Mary Barton

Principal Consultant, Odikwa Investments CC
Mary BARTON is a Namibian based Geoscience Consultant. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the mining industry with combined experience from both the regulatory and the commercial side. Mary holds MScs in Mineral Resource Management and in Geology from the University of Dundee... Read More →
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Samuel AgborTabi

Samuel Agbor-Tabi is passionate about African Development.  For the last ten years has been an advocate in the mining sector knowing that, if done right, this sector can fast track the African Continent in reaching its development goals.  Based on this advocacy work, in 2013 he... Read More →
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Ousman Ilboudo

Doctor Ilboudo Ousmane is Associate professor at University of Ouagadougou in chemical engineering. Alongside of this occupation he is the CEO of PROSIS MINING CORPORATION.Before his current position, he worked at the ministry of mines and quarries where he held successively the position... Read More →
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Isabelle Ramdoo

Isabelle Ramdoo Deputy Director, IGF Isabelle Ramdoo is the Deputy Director of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). She has over 20 years of experience in sustainable development, mining, trade and industrial policies.Before to... Read More →

Jerry Kwame Mahadjie

A mining specialist with 25 years’ experience in natural resource management: research, policy analysis & implementation and mineral sector regulation. Jerry Ahadjie is currently the Chief Minerals Officer at the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank... Read More →
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Frank Mugyenyi

Executive Director, Minerals African Development Institution
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Minerals African Development Institution (MADI) Ltd and former Coordinator of the Africa Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) a Specialised Agency of the African Union responsible for the implementation of the Africa Mining... Read More →
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Ndeshihafela Ndivayele

President, Mining & Process Engineering Society
Ms. Ndeshihafela Panduleni NdivayeleNdeshihafela Panduleni Ndivayele is the President of the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) - Mining & Process Engineering Society, finishing up her Bachelor of Engineering in Mining (Honours), a member of the Women in Mining UK (WIM... Read More →

Thursday December 15, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm EST

2:00pm EST

4:00pm EST

Friday, December 16

8:00am EST

(16098) The need for the establishment of an African based high-end diagnostic test manufacturing facility convened by antrum biotech
The need for the establishment of an Africa based high-end diagnostic test manufacturing facility convened by antrum biotech 
Khilona Radia, Philippa Randall, Nick Bright, Giffin Daughtridge, Precious Motsoso, Azhee Akinrin (Moderator)
Antrum Biotech are pioneering the design, development and manufacturing of high-end, niche diagnostics in Africa for Africa.

IRISA-TB, one of the flagship innovations developed on African soil, is set to redefine the gold standard for diagnosing Extra-Pulmonary TB. It fills an unmet clinical need in diagnostic testing for tuberculosis and is proving to positively impact on the drive to End TB by 2030 (UN Goals) and most importantly, patients suffering from extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.

In the pipeline are several exciting products to improve the diagnosis of Tuberculosis as well as other infectious diseases adversely affecting the continent.

There is a great need to establish diagnostic manufacturing facilities on the continent to better control the costs of the manufacturing process and to supply cost-effective products to Africa with a greater sense of supply-chain security.

This session will discuss the various challenges and explore potential solutions to developing manufacturing capacity on the continent.

The Goal is For Africa to provide solutions for Africa and Antrum Biotech is at the vanguard of this movement.

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Azhee Akinrin

Azhee AkinrinAzhee Akinrin is a Principal at Market Access Africa, a mission-driven healthcare organization that curates and advances bold, new ideas to accelerate access to the best innovations and appropriate solutions for Africa’s health systems and markets. Azhee brings more... Read More →
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Philippa Randall

Antrum BioTech
Philippa Randall is a tenacious and resilient Doctoral Scientist with broad based experience in the Tuberculosis and infectious diseases space encompassing basic science, clinical validations and diagnostic development.  She is the Services and Innovation Lead on the various platforms... Read More →
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Khilona Radia

CEO, Antrum Biotech
Khilona is a passionate, goal-driven and engaging business consultant working across trade and industry development in South Africa. Her recent interest is in supporting MedTech innovators and leads a University of Cape Town spin-off specialising in Healthcare Innovations for Africa... Read More →
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Nick Bright

Nick works as the Business Development Director at Antrum Biotech and has a razor-sharp, hands-on focus on diagnostic roll-out programs on the African continent.  He has worked closely with multiple stakeholders to establish and monitor anti-retroviral therapy programmes including... Read More →

Precious Motsotso

Precious Matsoso is the former Director-General of the South African National Department of Health. She is the Cochair of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body for a Pandemic Treaty and was the World Health Organisation Director of Public Health Innovation and Intellectual Property.Prior... Read More →

Giffin Daughtridge

Giffin Daughtridge, MD/MBA is the Vice President of Global Health at LumiraDx. Previously, Giffin managed OraSure Technologies’ global HIV, Hepatitis, Ebola, Flu, and Adherence testing businesses. Prior to his time at OraSure, Giffin was the co-founder/CEO of UrSure Inc., an HIV... Read More →

Friday December 16, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EST

8:00am EST

(16056) Community Resilience for Africa in the Information Age
Communities across Africa face an exceptional range of challenges: Climate patterns shift and natural hazards increase, threats to physical and digital security grow in sophistication and scope, financial systems evolve toward greater complexity and often decentralization, food security concerns mount, and trustworthy information becomes increasingly difficult to identify. This panel will explore how diverse African communities can anticipate, withstand, and recover from these disruptions and then adapt to the "new normal" to emerge stronger. How does one prepare to "bounce forward better," rather than just "bouncing back" to the pre-disruption status quo?"  How can information and ICT (information and communications technologies) be integrated with other critical infrastructures, like power, transportation, agriculture, public health, etc., and critical issues, like climate change, education, governance, finance, etc. in order to best  contribute?

The panel members (in alphabetical order) are
- Mr. Chris Bitijula (DRC), CEO & Founder EnvoConsult Group
- Dr. Raymond Gilpin: Chief Economist and Head of Strategy, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP
- Ms. Shirley Martey Hargis (American citizen of Ghanian descent): non-resident fellow, Atlantic Council
- Ms. Nina Nelly Mobula, CEO and Founder, DRC Women Professional and Political Consultancy Services
- Mr.Brian Omwenga, Team Lead at Tech Innovators Network
- Mr. John Wharton: President, Global Connective Center, MG USA-ret
- Dr. Linton Wells II: Vice Chair, People-Centered Internet (PCI

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Nina Nelly Mobula

CEO and Founder, DRC Women Professional & Political Consultancy Services
Ms. Nina Nelly Mobula is the CEO and founder of DRC Women Professional and Political Consultancy Services. A consultancy firm that aims to provide top-notch servant leadership to Congolese Women Politicians and help them succeed in their roles to become lifelong leaders who contribute... Read More →
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Brian Omwenga

Team Lead, Tech Innovators Network
With over 15 years working experience in the local and global ICT sector, Brian is a software and systems engineer with large-scale digital transformation expertise. He has reviewed and formulated technology policy curricula for universities and leaders in the ICT sector both in Kenya... Read More →
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John F. Wharton

CEO, Global Connective Center
John is CEO of the Global Connective Center (GCC) ensuring resilient sustainable societies by providing solutions at the intersection of humanity, technology, and the earth.  GCC’s areas of expertise include: smart cities / regions, infrastructure, energy and communications to... Read More →
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Christian Bijitula

CEO and Founder, EnvoConsult Group
Chris Bitijula is the CEO and Founder of EnvoConsult Group, an environmental consultancy company specializing in the fields of development and environmental & natural resources management.  The group’s action plan is based on the concept of the systemic approach and works in the... Read More →
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Linton Wells II

Vice Chair, People-Centered Internet (PCI)
Lin Wells II was born in Luanda, Angola. He brings more than twenty-five years of leadership experience at the interface of policy and technology. Recent research has focused on community resilience, digital opportunities in under-served communities, international cyber resilience... Read More →
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Shirley Martey Hargis

Non-resident Fellow, Atlantic Council
Shirley Martey Hargis is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global China Hub and Digital Forensic Research Lab, Visiting Fellow at Third Way National Security Program's US-China Digital World Order Initiative, and a nonresident fellow at Taiwan NextGen Foundation in Taipei... Read More →
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Dr. Raymond Gilpin

Chief Economist & Head of Strategy, Africa Bureau, UN Development Program
Dr Raymond Gilpin is the Chief Economist and Head of Strategy at Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP.  The Bureau supports Africa’s people, its governments, and institutions as they seek to consolidate and accelerate development gains to overcome the lingering effects of the global... Read More →

Friday December 16, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am EST

9:00am EST

(15049) Delivering healthcare in Kenya: Sister Regina Nthenya, AOSK Health Association coordinator
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Regina Nthenya

AOSK Health Association coordinator, AOSK
I am a catholic Nun working with the Association of sisterhoods of Kenya. A nurse by profession and passionate about mental health and well-being of people.Currently a student at Tangaza University College pursuing BA in Counselling Psychology. My greatest desire is to reduce the... Read More →

Friday December 16, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am EST

10:00am EST

(16078) Assessing the global regulatory environment and the implications for research collaboration with Africa and the US: European Health Data Space (EHDS)
EU Commission proposal for European Health Data Space: implication for international research collaboration

The roundtable will discuss the proposal for a regulation introducing the European Health Data Space (EHDS). The European Commission published the proposal for a regulation introducing the EHDS on May 3 2022

The proposal aims to enable better exchange and access to different types of health data (such as genomics data, data from patient registries, electronic health records, etc.).
The Regulation is intended to create a common space where natural persons can control their data, enabling individuals to gain better digital access to their personal health data and support free movement - the primary use of data.

The Regulation is also designed for the secondary use of data, meaning that the EHDS makes it possible for researchers, innovators and policymakers to use the electronic health data of Europeans in a trusted and secure way for research purposes.

According to the related Communication Communication from the Commission - A European Health Data Space: harnessing the power of health data for people, patients and innovation, the European Health Data Space builds on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the proposed Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Governance Act). The special sensitivity of health data has been recognised and is addressed by the current proposal. The Commission also plans to adopt a proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act in 2022. This Act would set out the cybersecurity requirements for digital products and ancillary services. The security requirements set out in the European Health Data Space, notably as regards electronic health record systems, provide more specific requirements for the health sector, such as access control.

Other relevant legislation includes the AI Act and the Digital Market Act.

Draft Agenda - 16 Dec 2022. All times EST/ Washington DC

10h00 European Health Data Space (EHDS) Guillaume Byk European Commission, DG SANTE Health & Food Safety, Unit C1, Digital Health

10h15 Challenges and implications for the US David Peloquin, Ropes and Gray

10h30 Challenges and implications for Africa Julie Makani, Professor in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania

10h45 A consideration of the GDPR and the EHDS Rita Lawlor

11h00 Trust as a basis for innovation Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University Graz, Austria

11h15 Amendments to the Commission's proposalAll

12h00 Plan for meeting European Parliament Rapporteurs, Brussels, Feb 2023


Guillaume Byk

DG SANTE Health & Food Safety - Unit C1, Digital Health, European Commission
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David Peloquin

Partner, Ropes and Grey
David Peloquin is a partner in the health care group who advises clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues in the area of clinical research and related activities. David counsels academic medical centers, life sciences companies, information technology companies and other... Read More →
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Julie Makani

Principal Investigator, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Prof. Julie Makani is from the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), where Tanzania established one of the world’s largest single-center study cohorts for sickle cell disease.She is Principal Investigator of... Read More →
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Rita Lawlor

Biobank Director, ARC-Net, University of Verona
Rita T. Lawlor is associate professor in the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health and a fellow of Information Privacy from IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Rita is originally a Computer Science graduate with a doctorate in translational biomedical... Read More →
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Zatloukal, Kurt

Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of BBMRI.at, Medical University of Graz
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D.  is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as biobanking and related technologies. He coordinated... Read More →

Friday December 16, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Ropes & Gray 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States
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