Opportunities for enhanced STI cooperation between the EU & Africa, 18 October 2020

Agenda 18 October 2020

09h30       Introduction and welcome

Declan Kirrane AERAP Coordinator

09h35     Perspectives Africa-EU science and innovation cooperation

Maria Cristina Russo Director for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation, European Commission, Belgium
Mahama Ouedraogo Director of Human Resources, Science and Technology Department, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Daan du Toit Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Carlos Zorrinho MEP, Chair, Delegation to the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, European Parliament, Brussels

10h15         Keynote Speech: EU Africa Strategy

Lora Borissova International Partnerships, Cabinet Commissioner Urpilainen, European Commission, Brussels

10h35       High-Level Policy Dialogue

Nienke Buisman DG Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission, Belgium

10h40        Key Area 1: Public Health

Marcel Tanner High Representative for Europe, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), Netherlands/South Africa
Jan Marco Müller Science and Technology Advisor European External Action Service (EEAS), Belgium
David McNair Executive Director, Global Policy, ONE.ORG
Kurt Zatloukal Austria Node, Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure, Austria
Rainer Fischer Perdue University and Aachen University, USA and Germany

11h40        Key Area 2: Green Transition (food, climate change and energy)

Leonard Mizzi DG Development Cooperation, European Commission, Belgium
Constance Kann Director, Institutional Relations and Public Affairs. European Investment Bank, Brussels
Murray Hitzman Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Applied Geosciences iCRAG, University College Dublin, Ireland
Marta Iglesias Nutrition, Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA), DG Agriculture, European Commission, Belgium
Ronald de Bruin European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Belgium

12h40        Portuguese Council Presidency Priorities

Maria João Pinto Counsellor at the Cabinet of the Minister of Science, Technology and High Education, Portugal

13h00      Break

14h00        Key Area 3: Innovation and Technology

Liliana Pasecini Inter-institutional, International Relations and Outreach, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Belgium
Jamal Mimouni President, African Astronomical Society (AfAS), Algeria
Mark Edge Director of Collaborations for Developing Countries, Bayer
Bonita da Swardt Programme Manager: Strategic Partnerships for Human Capital Development, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)

14h45     Strategic Forum on International Cooperation on Science and Technology (SFIC)

Martina Hartl Department International Research Cooperation and Science Diplomacy, Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research, Austria

15h05       Key Area 4: Capacities for Science

Astrid-Christina Koch Copernicus and Galileo, DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS), European Commission, Belgium
Pieter De Smet Galileo/EGNOS DG Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS), European Commission, Belgium
Juan Miguel González-Aranda LifeWatch ERIC, EU-AFRICA Green Deal Collaboration on Biodiversity & Climate Change, Spain
Chiara Ferrari The Square Kilometre Array Telescope (SKA), France
Fiorella Perotto DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC), European Commission, Belgium
Yousef Torman Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment,(e-AGE), Jordan

16h00        Data and Regulation for STI

Martha Phiri Director for Human Capital Youth and Skills Development, African Development Bank, Cote d’lvoire
Denis Dembois DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), Belgium
Arnaud Senn DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Brussels
Mei Lin Fung Convenor, Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Network

16h40       Discussion
17h00       Conclusion
Opportunities for enhanced STI cooperation between the EU & Africa, 18 October 2020

The event is finished.