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Virtual Networking Exchange
31st of July 2024

Summary / Goal

The DS-I Africa Coordinating Center and NIH staff are organizing a Virtual Networking Exchange event that will allow DS-I Africa projects and other data science and health organizations in Africa to:
  • share information about their work
  • network with each other; and
  • identify potential partners.
Previously, DS-I Africa hosted a Virtual Networking Exchange in July 2022, May 2023, September 2023, April 2024, and in-person Networking Exchanges as a part of the 2nd Consortium Meeting in South Africa in November 2022 and 3rd Consortium Meeting in Rwanda in November 2023.

How it works

The Networking Exchange is an informal event that will take place in Zoom through several rounds of breakout rooms. For one week prior to the event, participants can learn about the different organizations that are participating through an interactive website with information and documents about each organization. On the day of the event, participants will join a Zoom session to receive instructions about the event. Then, they will choose a breakout room to visit. In each breakout room, they will hear a presentation from DS-I Africa projects and can ask questions. Participants are welcome to move around to different Zoom rooms to learn about different organizations. After an allotted time period, the breakout rooms will close and participants will then join a new round of networking with different organizations.

How to participate

To participate, you may register as a participant or as a presenter.
  • Participants may join the event and move around between different Zoom rooms to learn about different data science and health organizations.
  • Presenters may represent their organization on the agenda for the event. They will have a Zoom breakout room for an allotted time during which they can share information about their organization and interact with participants interested in their organization.
    Note: There is a limited number of slots available for presenters so please register as soon as possible.