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Programme

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DAY ONE - MAPPING

8.30

Registration

9.30 Welcome
David Barnard, SANGONeT
Tebogo Makgatho, Torque-IT & SANGONeT Board
9.45

The Big Questions in Rural Development

Led by: Angela Hansen, Dalberg, Matthew de Gale, SANGONeT & Pete Cranston

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

The Big Questions in ICTs for Rural Development

Led by: Angela Hansen, Dalberg, Matthew de Gale, SANGONeT & Pete Cranston

12:15

Launch: World Bank Agriculture SourceBook

The Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture e-Sourcebook is being designed as an e-publication to maximize its outreach, with the intent of maintaining it as a “living” updatable document

Kevin Donovan, infoDev/World Bank

12:45 Marketplace Hola!: 60 second pitch

13:00

Lunch

14:00

The Market Place: Showcases and Conference Laboratories (Colabs)

Dr Anna Wertlen - awareNet, Godfrey Sono - Project Phones, Linda Kwamboka - M-Farm, Steve Song - Village Telco, Abdul Waheed
Patel - ETHICORE, Inoussa Traore - Yam Pukri, Dwayne Bailey - translate.org, David Jacobs, Stop Hunger Now

15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Themes Session 1: Mapping the State of Rural Development and ICT

                

Agriculture Health Education Governance Financial Services
Ballroom Gala A Gala B Captains Boundary

Kevin Donovan, infodev/World Bank

Bih Atanga & Phil Christensen, Farmer Voice Radio

Sintayehu Alemayehu, LMIS

Peter Benjamin, Cell-Life

Angela Hansen, Dalberg

Bas Hoefman, Text To Change

Vis Naidoo, Microsoft South Africa

Neil Butcher, Neil Butcher & Associates

Jacqueline Batchelor

 

James Mwangi, Dalberg

Nnenna Nwakanma, nnenna.org

Johann van Rensburg, CSIR Meraka Institute

Dare Okoudjou, Mobile Financial Services Africa

Brian Richardson
WIZZIT

Wallace Chigono, University of Cape Town

17:00

Close

17:30

Welcome Cocktail / "No Pain No Gain" Campaign Overview

 

DAY TWO - SHARING

9:00

Plenary:  Sharing Stories of Innovation in Rural Development

Simon Berry, Colalife

Simon will describe how ColaLife has used ICT in the past and will use ICT in the future. ColaLife is held up as a good practice case study in terms of the way it has used ICT, and social media especially, to achieve its mission. Simon will describe the strategies and tools he has used to date to do this. As ColaLife moves into its trial phase the needs will be different but ICT, including mobile phones and social media, will still play a crucial part and Simon will outline ColaLife's strategy moving forward.

Gustav Praekelt, Praekelt Foundation

Scaling Mobile Solutions in Africa

Gustav Praekelt is the founder of Praekelt Digital - a company that develops mobile solutions for emerging markets. His belief in the power of mobile phones to transform Africa inspired him to establish the Praekelt Foundation in 2006. A technology incubator that develops robust, highly scalable mobile solutions for social good, its programmes have reached over 50 million people across 15 countries in Africa.

9:40 Hola! Focus Groups: 60 second pitch
9:45 Focus Groups A

 

Gender Community Informatics
Gala A Gala B

Jennifer Radloff, Association for Progressive Communications

Lerato Legoabe, Women'sNet

Loyce  Kyogabirwe, Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange(Isis-WICCE)

Dr Towela Jere, Nepad
Michael Gurstein, CCIRDT
Shaun Pather, CPUT

Telecentres 1 Rural ICT Strategy
Boundary Ballroom
Ahmed Ismael-Smiley, Siyafunda CTC
Alfie Hamid, CISCO
Refilwe Tshabalala, Rural Development

 

Mr Alfred Mashishi, PNC on ISAD (Dep Of Communications)
Daniel Chilekwa, Zambia Information and Communications
Technology Authority (ZICTA)

11:00

Coffee break

11:30 Themes Session 2: Challenges in Implementing ICT in Rural Development: Case Studies

 

Agriculture

Health

Education

Governance

Ballroom Gala A Gala B Captains

Jamilla Abass, M-Farm

Marc Wanume, Grameen , Uganda-Applab

Okuti Richard, i-Network Uganda

Debbie Heustice, HIV911

Zane Wilson, Southern African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

Hajo van Beijima, Text To Change

Robert Botha, James127Trust

Viwe Soga, Vodacom

Omashani Naidoo,
SchoolNet South Africa/Nokia MoMaths

Ednah Karamagi, BROSDI

Henri da Silva, Plan International

Loyce Kyogabirwe, ISIS-WICCE

Judith Nkie, Plan Cameroon

 

 

 

13:00

Lunch

14:05 Marketplace Hola!: 60 second pitch

14:15

The Market Place: Showcases and Conference Laboratories (CoLabs)

15:45

Coffee Break

16:00 Focus Groups B

                

The Tech Behind the Phone Business Models Telecentres 2
Gala A Gala B Boundary

Simon de Haan, Praekelt Foundation

Simon Cross, Praekelt Foundation

Eric Couper, Africa Soil Information
Service

Phil Goodwin, Lifeline Technologies

Rudi von Staden, Ungana Africa

John Kagaruki, Nuru Infocomm Ltd

James Nguo, Arid Lands Information Network Eastern Africa

Mr Ndayambaje Jean Claude, Digital Opportunity Trust

Cleopa Otieno, Kenya Telecentres
Dean Mulozi, SATN

Media Mixers Impact Failfair
Ballroom Captain  

Inoussa Traore, Yam Pukri Association

Phil Goodwin, Lifeline Technologies

Ugo Vallauri, Royal Holloway University of London

Thiru Naidoo-Swettenham, SAFIPA Program Management Office

Colin Habberton, GivenGain Foundation

 

17:30

Close

17:45

Conference Dinner at Moyos, Zoo Lake

 

 

DAY THREE - COLLABORATING

9:00

Open Space, Market Place, Focus Groups and new ideas

10:30

Jonathan Donner, Microsoft Research, Futures and Trends

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Themes Session 3: Collaboration: Building on Common challenges and Issues

Agriculture

Health

Education

Governance

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Donor Round Table - Putting your money where your mouth is

Jorge Perez - Luna (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), William Hoyle (Tech4Trade),  Dumisani Moyo (OSISA), Saski Harmsen (IICD) Aki Enkenberg (Embassy of Finland), Dumisani Moyo (OSISA)

15:30

Wisdom and Energy: Reflections from Practitioners

16:30

Close