1st TANDEM NREN Focal Points Community Workshop

Seminar Room, 2nd Floor ,East Wing (Balme Library)

Seminar Room, 2nd Floor ,East Wing

Balme Library

University of Ghana
NREN Focal Points are selected members of the community within each NREN, charged with liaising with other NRENs, with WACREN, and with the End Users.
    • 08:00 11:00
      Joint Session
      • 08:00
        Registration 1h
      • 09:00
        Welcome remarks from University of Ghana 5m
        Speaker: Mr Lucas Chigabatia (University of Ghana)
      • 09:05
        Welcome remarks from GARNET 5m
        Speaker: Mr Benjamin Eshun (GARNET)
      • 09:10
        Introductory remarks from WACREN 5m
        Speaker: Dr Boubakar Barry (CEO, WACREN)
      • 09:15
        Brief Introductions 15m
      • 09:30
        WACREN and the African R&E Ecosystem 30m
        Speaker: Dr Boubakar Barry (CEO, WACREN)
      • 10:00
        Introducing the TANDEM Project 30m
        Speaker: Mr Damien Alline (TANDEM Project Coordinator, IRD)
      • 10:30
        Coffee break and Group photograph 30m
    • 11:00 14:30
      Session 2
      • 11:00
        The role of NREN Focal Points (goals, activities) 30m
        Speaker: Mr Tiwonge Msulira Banda (Ubuntunet Alliance)
      • 11:30
        Feedback from Focal Points on Roles 45m
        How they see the role, in its context of work, skills, possibilities, what they will need?
      • 12:15
        Presentation of Focal Points Workplan, Methodology of work, General schedule; Activities (Based in roadmap) 15m
        Speaker: Dr Venant Palanga (WACREN)
      • 12:30
        Feedback and Adjustment of Workplan. 30m
        • Focal Points to identify specific activities with researchers/end users for dissemination, identify potential communities. • Obtain a diagnosis about the context from focal points (opportunities, threats or difficulties).
      • 13:00
        The TANDEM National Research and Education Network Survey 30m
        Speaker: Dr Anagnostou Anastasia (Brunel University)
      • 13:30
        Joint Lunch and Networking 1h
    • 14:30 18:00
      Session 3
      • 14:30
        Completing the Survey 1h
        Speaker: Dr Simon Taylor (Brunel University)
      • 15:30
        Colaboratorio – The Virtual Collaboration Platform: Tools and Use 1h
        Speaker: Carmen Gloria Labbe (RedCLARA)
      • 16:30
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 17:00
        Use of Social Media 30m
        Speaker: Alexandra Cornea (Sigma Orionis)
      • 17:30
        Way forward and Closure 30m