Programme for 6th Council of Members Cluster of Events

PROGRAMME

DAY 1: 11TH APRIL 2012

COUNCIL OF MEMBERS MEETING

08:30-10:00 Special Meeting of Council of Members
- to consider the New Constitution of the Alliance for registration i Malawi
(Representatives from all Member Countiries)  
10:00-10:30 Tea Break
10:30-12:30 6TH UBUNTUNET ALLIANCE COUNCIL OF MEMBERS MEETING (AGM)
(Representatives from all Member Countires)
14:00-16:00 24TH UBUNTUNET ALLIANCE MANAGEMENT BOARD
(UbuntuNet Alliance Director only)
18:00-20:00 Cocktail at Lilongwe Hotel Gardens
- hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, UNIMA, Dr Emmanuel Fabiano 
(by invitation)
 

DAY 2: 12TH APRIL 2012

MAREN STAKEHOLDERS' WORKSHOP

08:30-09:30 Registration
Mrs Linda Saka
09:30-09:45 Welcome Remarks and Introductions by the Director of Ceremonies
Mr Benedicto Wokomaatani Malunga
09:45-10:00 Remarks by the Chairperson of the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) Board
Dr McPhail Magwira
10:00-10:30 Official opening by the Minister of Education, Science & Technology
Honourahle Dr. George Chaponda, MP
10:30-11:00 Group Photo, Health Break and Networking
11:00-11:30 National Research and Education Networks: their roles, organisation and business models
- followed by a discussion
Dr Duncan Martin
11:30-12:00 MAREN, the Malawian  NREN: current status, achievements to date, challenges and the way forward
- followed by a discussion on what should be done to move to the next level
Dr Harry Gombachika
12:00-12:45

Advanced research applications over broadband networks
- followed by discussion and identification of applications that need high speed connectivity in Malawi
Mrs Margaret Ngwira & Mr Tiwonge Banda

12:45-13:45  Lunch Break
13:45-14:15 Collaboration between College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing via an advanced network
- followed by a discussion
Mr Anthony Muyepa / Mr Charlie Maere
14:15-14:45 Regional Research and Education Networks: their roles, the case for UbuntuNet Alliance
- followed by a discussion
Dr Francis F Tusubira
14:45-15:30 AfricaConnect Project 
- followed by a discussion on how to identify the 20% contribution to the AfricaConnect  Project
Mr Andrew Alston
15:30-16:00 Health break and Networking
16:00-16:30 Closing remarks by the Principal Secretary, Responsible for the Malawi Public Universities Development Programme
Dr McPhail Magwira