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2011 Annual Meeting

Co-hosted by Makerere University and the Ugandan National Council for Science and Technology
Imperial Royale Hotel - Kampala, Uganda
October 14-15, 2011

Meeting minutes here.
List of attendees here.

A compilation of recent articles and reports about RISE can be found here.

Public Day: Friday, October 14, 2011

Time
Activity
8:00 am – 8:30am Arrival and registration of Participants
8:30am – 8:40am Welcome remarks - Prof. Lillian Ekirikubinza, DVC, Makerere University
8:40am – 9:00am Formal Opening - Commissioner of Higher Education, Government of Uganda
9:00 am – 9:05am Introduction of the Participants
9:05am– 9:20am Brief context-setting remarks - John David Kabasa, Phillip Griffiths & Andrea Johnson
9:20am – 9:35am Evolution of RISE - P. Griffiths
9:35am – 9:55am Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (Keynote paper): Integration of Science and Technology in national and regional development: Actions and Experiences of UNCST – Mr. Julius Ecuru
9:55am – 10:05am Discussion: Questions & Answers
  NETWORK PRESENTATIONS
10:05am – 10:20am African Natural Products Network (RISE-AFNNET)
10:20am – 10:25am Discussion: Questions & Answers
10:25am – 10:40am Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products Network (SABINA)
10:40am – 10:45am Discussion: Questions & Answers
10:45am – 11:15am TEA BREAK & MEDIA INTERVIEWS
11:15am – 11:30am Sub-Saharan Africa Water Resources Network (SSAWRN)
11:30am – 11:35am Discussion: Questions & Answers
11:35am – 11:50am Western Indian Ocean Regional Initiative (WIO-RISE)
11:50am – 11:55am Discussion: Questions & Answers
11:55am – 12:10pm African Materials Science and Engineering Network (AMSEN)
12:10pm –12:30pm Discussion: Questions & Answers
12:30pm – 2:00pm LUNCH & MEDIA INTERVIEWS
2:00pm – 2:20pm Carnegie: Opportunities in S&T – A. Johnson
2:20pm – 3.00pm Discussion: Questions & Answers
3:00pm – 3:40pm Opportunities for S&T networks – TWAS, CASE
3:40pm – 4:00pm Discussion: Questions & Answers
4:00pm – 4:30pm The Inter-University Council for East Africa: Anchoring Research Networks in African Universities -
Prof. Nkunya
4:30pm – 4:50pm Discussion
4:50pm – 5:00pm Closing session / parting remarks – JD Kabasa & P. Griffiths
From 5:00pm COCKTAIL FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS (Hotel Roof-top Swimming Pool)