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Virtual Networking Exchange
31st of July 2024

This Networking Exchange will showcase the work of a wide variety of DS-I Africa projects, including the original projects launched in 2021 as well as the newer projects that began in 2023. The event is a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting work happening across the consortium and identify potential partners for the future! The Networking Exchange is free and open to the public.

Time (CAT) Activity
2:00 pm Welcome, Icebreaker (5 min)
2:05 Overview of the Networking Exchange (5 min)
2:10 Networking Round 1 - RESEARCH HUBS AND PILOT PROJECTS (55 min)

-Participants will choose a breakout room to visit during this session. In each breakout room, 3-4 DS-I Africa research hubs and/or pilot projects will present short flash talks (8 min each) followed by moderated discussion and Q&A with participants. All sessions will be recorded and posted online after the event.

3:05 Networking Round 2 - PARTNERSHIP FOR INNOVATION RESEARCH PROJECTS (55 min)

-Participants will choose a breakout room to visit during this time. In each breakout room, 3-4 DS-I Africa Partnership for Innovation Research projects will present short flash talks (8 min each) followed by moderated discussion and Q&A with participants. All sessions will be recorded and posted online after the event.

4:00 Networking Round 3 - ELSI, TRAINING, EDUCATION, COORDINATING CENTER, OPEN DATA SCIENCE PLATFORM (55 min)

-Participants will choose a breakout room to visit during this time. In each breakout room, 3-4 DS-I Africa projects will present short flash talks (8 min each) followed by moderated discussion and Q&A with participants. These breakout rooms will be organized as:

  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) or Research projects
  • Research Training programs (2 breakout rooms)
  • Research Education projects
  • Coordinating Center & eLwazi Open Data Science Platform

All sessions will be recorded and posted online after the event.

5:00 Event concludes