Water Security in Africa II
Capacity Building for Research and Innovation
09:30-11:00 UTC | 11:30-13:00 Central Africa Time (UTC+2) | 04:30-06:00 US Eastern Time (UTC-5) | 17:30-19:00 Beijing Time (UTC+8)
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Global water security challenges are the greatest in the African continent. Education, capacity building, research and innovation in the hydro-environment sector are essential for enabling nations across Africa to face the challenges of water supply and management for all water uses including drinking, irrigation, energy industry and environment.
This session brings perspectives from leading universities as well as experts in innovation and water management to highlight in-country and regional situations in Africa and future potential and possibilities.
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I. Introduction (5 mins)
Dalila Loudyi, IAHR Council Member, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
II. Keynote Panelists (15 mins each)
Enhancing African Nations' STI Systems to Challenge Current Issues of Water Security and Sustainable Growth
Slim Choura, Former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia; Professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Engineering School of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Securing water for future generations: The power of Collaborations
Samuel Nii Odai, Vice-Chancellor, Accra Technical University, Ghana
Moonshots in Africa: Think Wrong and Maximize Innovation Capital
Valerie Naidoo, Executive Manager for Innovation and Business Development, Water Research Commission, South Africa
Water Security – Role of Education and Research in Africa
Yilma Seleshi, Head of Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
III. Open Q&A (10 mins)
IV. Session Chair: closes the session
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