The Scientific Committee choosed the sessions topics and speakers

9.30 - 10.00
Moderator: Isabelle Glitho, University of Lomé (Togo)
Jean-Paul Moatti, IRD

Philippe Raimbault, Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

10.00 - 11.30
International level science made in Africa
Three leading African scientists recognized internationally will talk about their works and how they manage to achieve it in Africa.
Moderator: Daniel Nyanganyura, Regional Director, International Council for Science, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Ogobara Doumbo, Malaria Research and Training Center, Bamako (Mali)
David Sengeh, IBM Research Africa, Nairobi (Kenya)
Quarraisha Abdool-Karim, CAPRISA, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa)

11.30 - 11.45
Coffee break

11h45 - 13h
Parallel sessions
Improve the quality of graduate and doctoral training
What are the opportunities for academics to participate in the development of quality universities and higher education centers so that they can transmit their experience and knowledge in good conditions?
Moderator: Connie Nshemereirwe, Actualise Africa (Uganda)
Patrick Awuah, Asheshi University (Ghana) - to be confirmed
Kedidja Allia, university of sciences and technology Houari Boumediène in Algiers (Algeria)
Mamadou Sarr, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (Senegal)
Aïssa Wade, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Mbour (Senegal)

Research networks and inter-African collaborations
Scientific cooperation networks between African countries (without excluding the participation of countries from other continents) allow better development of good research (by breaking the intellectual isolation of researchers, pooling resources, etc.).
Moderator: Mohamed Benguerna, Center for Research in Applied Economy for Development, Bouzareah, Algeria
Emmanuel Kamdem, University of Douala (Cameroon)
Sami A. Khalid, University of Khartoum (Sudan) - to be confirmed

The need for scientists in private companies
Private companies propose many opportunities to young African scientists.
Moderator: Lamine Guèye, Alioune Diop
University, Bambey (Senegal)
Komminist Weldemariam, IBM Reseach Africa, Nairobi (Kenya)

13.00 - 14.15

14.15 - 15.30
Parallel sessions
Some big scientific infrastructures in Africa
Several African countries have decided to build international level infrastructures. Some are already operational, others still in development: where and how can we do research with these large equipment?
Moderator: José Braga, Paul-Sabatier
University, Toulouse
Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Oukaimeden Observatory (Morroco)
Rudzani Nemutudi, Itemba Labs (South Africa)
Risite Heriarivelo, University of Tulear (Madagascar)

Cooperate with Europe when you work in Africa
How to keep contacts and cooperation with one's doctoral laboratory? How to use them to develop a laboratory in Africa? How to be part of European programmes?
Moderator: Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University, Cairo (Egypt)
Amr Amly, University of Cairo (Egypt)
Regina Maphanga, University of Limpopo (South Africa)
Olanike Adeyemo, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Scientist and entrepreneur
What are the conditions to found a company based on one's research? Examples of successes, but also of failures. Aid systems: different from country to country, how to find them? Should one keep a leg in Europe?
Moderator: Aziz Nafa, Center for Research in Apllied Economy for Development, Bouzareah, Algeria
Two fellows of the MEETAFRICA programme
A fellow of the Fondation Pierre Fabre

15.45 - 17.00
Parallel sessions
Spearheading science to address societal issues
How can scientific knowledge and advances help political leaders to make better decisions? How can science help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Should science in Africa have application goals, or should funding also be kept for basic and forward-looking research?
Moderator: Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun,
University of Mauritius
Seth Adu-Afarwuah, University of Ghana
Meron Zeleke Eresso, Addis Ababa
University (Ethiopia)
Henri Tonnang, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi (Kenya)

Diaspora : Cooperate with Africa when you work in Europe
African scientists based in Europe take part in scientific schools, conferences, use of the diaspora by African universities, co-direction for PhD, etc.
Moderator: Axel Ngonga, University of Paderborn (Germany)
Mamadou Kaba Traoré, Blaise-Pascal
University, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Daniel Egbe, Ansole, University of Linz (Austria)
Alice Matimba, Wellcome Genome Campus, Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (United-Kingdom)

Doing experimental science in Africa: how to?
How to build and maintain experimental science laboratories? Buy material and reagents, produce them in Africa. Methods and needs?
Moderator: Arouna Darga, Sorbonne Universités, Paris
Mamadou Kaba, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Veronica Okello, University of Machakos (Kenya)

17.00 - 17.30
Coffee break

17.30 - 19.00
What are the visions for science in Africa?
Perspectives, based on concrete actions already undertaken, for young African researchers who will return to Africa after their PhD or some years of post-doctorate.
Moderator: Tolulah Oni, University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Global Young Academy
H. E. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissary of African Union for Human Ressources, Science and Technology (to be confirmed)
Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD

From 19.00
Workshops and discussions

Other speakers will be announced in the very next weeks.