4M NAIROBI FORUM

Schedule of Nairobi 2013 Forum

Published in 4M NAIROBI 2013

 DAY 1 | MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2013 

WELCOMING THE PARTICIPANTS

08:30 - 09:15 Location: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

INTRODUCTION 

09:15 - 09:30 Location: AUDITORIUM
  • Etienne Fiatte, Managing director CFI
  • Hervé Braneyre, Director, Alliance Française
  • Jimmy Gitonga, Manager, Ihub

DEBATE 1 - PUBLIC INITIATIVES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

09:30 - 11:00 Location: AUDITORIUM
Are public policies effective? Who really benefits from them? Just the big companies? What about small companies that have recently been set up? How can they be supported?
Moderator : Eng. Martin Obuya, CEO & Founder, African Technology Options Matrix (ATOM) / Kenya
 
  • Dr Bitange Ndemo / Kenya
  • Julius Kawino,Business development Manager, Mara Group / Kenya
  • Eugene Nyagahene, CEO et Chairman Tele 10 Group / Rwanda
  • Samba Sene, Director, Technocentre Orange / Ivory Coast

BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

FOCUS

11:30 - 12:15Lieu: AUDITORIUM

FOCUS 1 : ICT AND AGRICULTURE

Esoko is a powerful web and mobile based platform that can help individuals and organizations manage their market intelligence. Whether sending out targeted and scheduled SMSes to farmers and suppliers in the field, profiling users with an Android application, polling through SMS surveys, or providing automated delivery of prices, weather and bids and offers…
  • Paolo Mele, Managing Director, Esoko / Kenya

FOCUS 2 : SOCIAL NETWORKS AND LEGAL INFORMATION

BarefootLaw is the first worldwide initiative of its kind, which offers free Internet based Legal education, advice and consultation online in various fields of law, including corporate law with a current monthly reach of 128,000 persons.
  • Gerald Abila, Founder, BarefootLaw / Uganda

FOCUS 3 : JOURNALISM IN THE ERA OF THE INTERNET AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

At internet era, journalism has undergone changes in its approach to information and its processing time shortened. The journalist must quickly make information available to their readers on the internet (including social networks). Moreover, it must be to interact with its readers.
  • Jacques Matand / RDC-France

LUNCH

12:30 - 14:00

CARTE BLANCHE GIVEN TO FRANCIS PISANI

14:00 - 14:30 Location: AUDITORIUM
Journalist, consultant / France
 
THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

WORKSHOP 1 & 2

14:30 - 16:00Location: AUDITORIUM & MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

WORKSHOP 1 - E-LEARNING: CONTINGENT OPPORTUNITIES?

People who devise or take part in tutorials reveal the opportunities presented by online training and also its limitations. Access issues, and the quality of teachers training are key factors in determining how successful the e-learners will be.
Moderator : Kwei Akuete, Executive Director, East African Centre for Ethics and Philanthropy / Ghana
 
  • Jean Claude Omer Andrianarimanana, Director of ENS, University of Antananarivo / Madagascar
  • Chris Asego, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Eneza Education / Kenya
  • Omar Victor Diop, Photographer / Senegal
  • Privat Massanga, Head of Radio MUCODEC/ Congo Brazzaville
  • Alicia Mitchell, E-Learning Africa/ Germany-United Kingdom

WORKSHOP 2 - E-GOVERNMENT

The objectives are clear: 1) making national data available online, and supplying practical information and administrative services online; 2) making life easier for citizens, optimising administrative management and involving citizens in public life. But how?
Moderator : Jacques Matand / France-RDC
 
  • Godfrey Magila, CEO, Magilatech / Tanzania
  • Bita Mortazavi, Inter-regional coordinator, eRegulations.org / Switzerland-Iran
  • Oluseun Onigbinde, Lead Partner, YourBudgIT / Nigéria
  • Jessica Musila, Responsable de programme Mzalendo.com et Projet Afrique, mySociety - Kenya

BREAK

16:00 - 16:30

WORKSHOP 3 & 4

16:30 - 18:00Location: AUDITORIUM & MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

WORKSHOP 3 - CULTURE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Eastern Africa, Central Africa and Western Africa each have their own unique cultural traits, all of which play a key role in the newest creations for the internet, and in transforming creativity in innovation through entrepreneurship.
Moderator : Francis Pisani
 
  • Joel Prince Nlepe, 24labs / Cameroon
  • James Wamathai, Fondateur, Founder, Content Editor and Events Manager at Wamathai.com / Kenya
  • Karim Sy, Chief catalyst, Jokkolabs / Senegal

WORKSHOP 4 - PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS POINTS: THEIR KEY ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT

Even when mobile is king, the presence of public Internet access points (whether free or not) is contributing greatly to the development of technical innovations and the proliferation of ICT initiatives.
Moderator : Justin Yarga Chief editor, Burkina 24 / Burkina Faso
 
  • Robert Kunga, BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) / Kenya
  • Rayhab Wangari Gachango, Bake / Kenya
  • Kennedy Kachwanya, BAKE / Kenya
  • Moses Owiny, trainer and Information and Youth ICT4D Officer, Wougnet / Uganda

SCREENING AND COCKTAIL "A COUNTER-HISTORY OF INTERNET".

18:30 Location: AUDITORIUM
 

 DAY 2 | TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2013 

WELCOME

08:30 - 09:15 Location: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

INTRODUCTION 

09:15 - 09:30 Location: AUDITORIUM

DEBATE 2 - BASIC PHONES, FEATURE PHONES, SMART PHONES: A CHOICE OF TECHNOLOGIES, A CHOICE OF SOCIETY?

09:30 - 11:00 Location: AUDITORIUM
The development of an application for a given handset model determines who will be able to access it.
Moderator : Wambui Kinya, Thoughtworks, Kenya
 
  • James Kabiru, Président, Olive Tree Media House / Kenya
  • Selorm Branttie, Strategy Director, mPedigree / Ghana
  • Isaak Mogetutu, M-Farm / Kenya
  • Egra Ombati, Mlab / Kenya
  • Judith Owigar, Présidente, AkiraChix, Kenya

BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

FOCUS

11:30 - 12:30Location: AUDITORIUM

FOCUS 1 : CLOUD COMPUTING

Angani is a Kenyan public cloud computing provider located in Nairobi, Kenya, offering services to the entire East African region.
  • Phares Kariuki, Angani / Kenya

FOCUS 2 : SMS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Text to Change has developed a flexible and easily scalable mobile platform, with state-of-the-art tools and techniques, to send out and receive text messages, voice and data.
  • Hamidah Naishur Nakimuli, communications Person, Text to change / Uganda

FOCUS 3 : CROWDFUNDING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Ecofund is a global community of green-minded people for everyone to preserve our ecosystem in a simple, transparent and concrete manner. Ecofund offers a unique web platform based on three pillars: information, dialogue and action.
  • Assane Seck Web développeur, Ecofund, / Senegal

LUNCH

12:30 - 14:00

CARTE BLANCHE GIVEN TO LOUIS OTIENO

14:00 - 14:30 Location: AUDITORIUM
Journalist / Kenya
 
THE EVOLUTION OF JOURNALISM

WORKSHOP 5 & 6

14:30 - 15:30Location: AUDITORIUM & MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

WORKSHOP 5 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and activists: gathering resources to solve problems and/or seize opportunities.
Moderator : Francis Pisani
 
  • Mélance Buregeya, Managing director, Burundi-ECO / Burundi
  • Komivi Edem Djeha, Managing director, BiziTech / France-Togo
  • Eustance Ma'boreeke, Director, Africa Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute, AFRALTI / Kenya
  • Humphrey Mwaura, CEO, Medic Mobile / Kenya

WORKSHOP 6 - FAB LABS

What the makers can do, and how they collaborate?
Modérateur : Peter Drake, Program Director, TechnoMoto Ltd / Great Britain
 
  • Kamau Gachigi, Fablab University of Nairobi / Kenya
  • Cheik Omar Ouedraogo, Jokkolabs / Burkina-Faso
  • Simeon Oriko, Executive Director, Jamlab / Kenya

BREAK

15:30 - 16:00

WORKSHOP 7 & 8

16:30 - 18:00Location: AUDITORIUM & MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

WORKSHOP 7: CO-WORKING, ACCELERATION, INCUBATION

From the initial idea to the product launch, what are the essential steps in the creation of a viable company? What role do co-working spaces, accelerators and incubators play in the development of an ICT company?
Moderator : Marcela Sinda - Project Manager, Centre For Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Strathmore University, Law School / Kenya
 
  • Wilson Kageni, Nailab / Kenya
  • Jimmy Gitonga, Lead, iHub / Kenya
  • Silumesii Maboshe, cofounder, Bongohive/ Zambia
  • James Odede , Director, LakeHub / Kenya

WORKSHOP 8 - OPEN DATA / OPEN SOURCE

Access to information and free software is crucial to rapid development in Africa.
Moderator : Simeon Obwogo, Director, LakeHub / Kenya
 
  • Stefano K. Amekoudi, Head of Campus numérique francophone de Dakar / Senegal
  • Kaburo Kobia, Project Manager, Local Digital Content, ICT Authority / Kenya (to confirm)
  • Joseph Kuria, ICT Director Commission of Revenue Allocation (CRA) / Kenya
  • Nnenna Nwakanma, Regional Coordinator for Africa, The Web Foundation/ Ivory Coast- Nigeria

CONCLUSIONS FROM THE 4M NAIROBI 2013 FORUM by Jimmy Gitonga, Ihub 

17:30 - 18:00 Location: AUDITORIUM
 

 DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2013 

WELCOME

09:00 - 09:30 Location: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

'BAR CAMP' CONFERENCE 

09:30 - 12:30 Lieu: SALLE POLYVALENTE
THE PARTICIPANTS ARE FREE TO CHOOSE WHAT TOPICS TO DISCUSS
 
  • Moderator: Christine Blauvelt, Co-founder Duma Kenya / Kenya
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