Programme

Moderation: Ali Aslan, TV Host & Journalist

09:30

Welcome Coffee & Registration

10:30

Opening

Welcome Address
Günter Nooke
, German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

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Keynote “Digitalization and ICTs for Development”
Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Keynote “Bridging the Digital Divide – What can we learn from Rwanda?”

H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Rwanda

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00

 Session I: Bridging the Digital Divide between Urban Spaces and Rural Places

Whereas urban spaces are well connected to the digital world, rural areas are often left behind. To allow equal opportunity universal access is a prerequisite. The questions are:

  • What kind of concepts and incentives are needed to connect rural areas and ensure universal access?
  • What role should internet regulation (not) play to enable a thriving digital economy?
  • Which stimulus can be given from development cooperation to achieve universal access and enhance telecommunication infrastructure in partner countries?

Panelist:
H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Rwanda
Gudrun Grosse Wiesmann, Director Sub Saharan Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Moez Chakchouk, Internet Policy Expert, Tunisia
Karl Jonas, Professor Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Klaus Landefeld, Board Member Infrastructure and Networks, Association of the German Internet Industry eco, Germany

Further Dialogue Partners:
Benjamin Kwasi Addom, ICT4D Programme Coordinator , The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Netherlands (CTA)
Juliet Wanyiri, Founder Foondi, Kenya

01:30

Lunch Break

02:30

Session II: From Dots to Billions - the Potential of the Digital Economy

Digital economy is the home of innovations and has an immense potential for sustainable economic development. What are the threats? And where lies the potential? Six innovators, techies and experts will share their experience and animate your discussion on how to tap potentials. Together you will formulate concrete recommendations for the German Development Cooperation.

Input “What digital economy has to offer”
Tayo Akinyemi, Director AfriLabs

Just Two Minutes
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From your experience: What is the greatest challenge of the digital economy?
- From your experience: What is the greatest potential of the digital economy?

David Deissner, Director Strategy & Programs Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, Germany
Fabian-Carlos Guhl, CEO & Co-Founder Ampion, Germany
Harinjaka Ratozamanana, CEO HABAKA Innovation Hub, Madagascar
Juliet Wanyiri, Founder Foondi, Kenya
Ben White, Founder VC4Africa, The Netherlands

03:30

Discover.Discuss.Connect: Mini Expo & Showroom / Coffee Break

Stands and Presentations by:
  • Ampion
  • DW Akademie
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fokus)
  • German–African Business Association
  • Goethe Institut
  • HNU Africa Centre - Mobile Learning as Part of an E-Learning Concept - Supplement or Substitution?
  • HSH Global software solutions
  • Best of MakerSpace re:publica2015
  • SAP
  • Sourcefabric
  • Yoza Cellphone Stories and Pearson's X-kit Achieve Mobile and Project Literacy
04:30

Session III: To know how: Bridging the Digital Divide between the Skilled and the Unskilled

E-literacy describes the capacity to use digital technologies. Obtaining such capacity offers and creates opportunities to participate, engage and contribute to sustainable development on both a personal as well as a social dimension.

  • Which challenges and risks do we face building e-literacy?
  • What are the factors for success to improve e-literacy?
  • How can development cooperation contribute to efficiently enhance e-literacy in partner countries?

Introductory Remarks
Roland Lindenthal, Head of Division Education and the Digital World, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Christina S.G. van Wyk, Director Open and Distance Education, Department for Higher Education and Training, South Africa

Table Talks on:

A) Take on the Challenges – Building e-Literacy Effectively
     Mentor: Natascha Schwanke, Deputy Head Media Development Africa, DW Akademie,
     Germany

     Host:
     Markos Lemma, Co-Founder, iceAddis, Ethiopia
     Martha Chumo, Director, The Dev School, Kenya
     Karl-Heinz Rödiger, Professor Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Bremen,
     Germany

B) Reaching All – Inclusive Digital Education
     Mentor: Ruth Aine Tindyebwa, Blogger & Communications Consultant, Uganda

     Host:
     Christian Gmelin, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
     Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
     Christina S.G. van Wyk, Director Open and Distance Education, Department for Higher
     Education and Training, South Africa

C) How To - Digital Methods to Transfer Knowledge
     Mentor: Steve Vosloo, Head of Mobile, Pearson, South Africa

     Host:
     Thomas Schmidt, Director Centre for Business and Technology in
     Africa, Professor Business Administration, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
     Olaf Jacob, Dean of the Department of Information Management, Professor for Organization
     and Information Management, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
     Andreas Hörfurter
, Senior Consultant, common sense, eLearning & training consultants
     GmbH, Austria

D) Future Perspectives – e-Skills and Employability
     Mentor: Danie Smit, Head Skills for Africa, SAP, South Africa

     Host:
     Jörn Schultz, Consultant, icebauhaus, Germany
     Natalie Miller, Africa Lead ImpactHub, South Africa

06:00

Concluding Remarks followed by a Reception

H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Rwanda

Günter Nooke, German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

 

The language of the event will be English.