WACREN 2014 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

WACREN 2014 CONFERENCE

"Building a State of the Art Network Infrastructure for Research and Education"

Lomé, Togo, 13 – 14 March 2014

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 13 MARCH 2014

Opening                Chair: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Togo

0900 - 0920        Welcome and Opening Remarks

0920 - 0945         Goodwill Messages

0945 - 1000        Opening Address

                                        Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Togo

1000 - 1030          Coffee break

Session 1               Chair: Nii Quaynor (WACREN)

10:30 - 1200         NREN Reports – Where do we stand at country level?

1200 - 1225           General discussion

1225 - 1230           Sponsors’ minute

1230 - 1400          Lunch

Session 2                 Chair: Francis Tusubira (UbuntuNet Alliance)

1400 - 1530            Presentations

        Building and operating a large campus network – UCAD’s case 
       (Khoudia Sy Guèye, snRER)

        Sustainable and Cost-effective REN Infrastructure for West & Central Africa 
        (Omo Oaiya, WACREN)

        ECOWAS Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation
        (Roland Kouakou, ECOWAS)

        Regional connectivity solutions platform for HEIs in WA and Africa
        (Joseph Odoi, MainOne)

1530 - 1535          Sponsors’ minute

1535 – 1600        Coffee break

Session 3            Chair: Cathrin Stöver (DANTE)

1600 – 17:30      Presentations

       Engagement of Academia in ICANN
       (Pierre Dandjinou, ICANN)

       Knowledge, Capacity Building and R&E Connectivity
       (Fatma Ben Abda & Foster Ofosu, AfDB)

       RENATER Network and Services
       (Sabine Jaume,  RENATER)

       Virtualization: Systems and Services for Network Operations
       (Phil Regnauld, NSRC)

FRIDAY 14 MARCH 2014

Session 4             Topical session facilitated by RENATER 
                               Chair : Sabine Jaume (RENATER)

0830 - 1000         Network and Campus Best Practices
                                     (Michel Labadie, IRD)

1000 - 1010        Sponsors’ minute

1010 - 1030        Coffee break

Session 5             Topical session facilitated by Network Startup Resource Center
                              Chair : Steven Huter (NSRC)

1030 - 1200        Virtualization: Systems and Network Capacity Building for RENs 
                                    (Phil Regnauld & Alain Aina, NSRC)

Closing             Chair: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Togo

1200 – 1230    Closing remarks

1230 - 1400     Lunch

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1400 – 1600   WACREN AGM

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