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Africa Day

When 2007-05-31
from 00:00 to 13:15
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the Role of the International Institutions in Trieste

Africa Day

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Thursday, 31 May 2007
ICTP Main Lecture Hall
Opening remarks
(Chairman: K.R. Sreenivasan, ICTP)
  • Mr. Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Registrar, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • Ambassador Ali Abeid Karume, Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Mr. Duncan Sebefelo, Counsellor, Embassy of South Africa
  • Mr. John Wambua, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Konaté Bou, Councillor, Town Council of Monfalcone
Coffee break 10:30
Scientific Capacity Bulding in Africa
(Chairman: F.K.A. Allotey, Ghana)

  • S. Agong (African Academy of Sciences)

  • A. Bashir (Mori Fellow, Nigeria)
  • P. Buah Bassuah (ICTP Affiliated Centre, Ghana)
  • O. Hamandjoda (ICTP Associate, Cameroon)
  • F. Honsell (Rector, University of Udine)
  • A. Konté (Director of Technological Research, Ministry for Scientific Research, Senegal)
  • Y. Siaka (TRIL Fellow, Cameroon)
  • A. Wagué (ICTP Affiliated Centre, Senegal)
Lunch 12:45
Scientific Capacity Building in Africa (continued)
(Chairman: C. Chidume, ICTP)
  • A.C. Beye (CEO, African Laser Centre, South Africa)
  • A. Cattaneo (IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste)
  • S. Fantoni (Director, SISSA)
  • A.O. Kuku (Former ICTP Mathematician, Nigeria)
  • M. Maaza (iThemba Labs, South Africa)
  • F. Ruzzier (Pro-Rector, University of Trieste)

Special Remarks: Ambassador Armando Sanguini, Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for Africa, Director General for sub-Saharan Africa, Italy

Coffee break 16:15
Africa and International Institutions in Trieste
(Chairman: E. Campo, CEI)
  • F. Baralle, Director-General, ICGEB
  • P. McGrath, Acting Programme Officer, TWAS
  • G. Sciarabba, Managing Director, ICS
  • K.R. Sreenivasan, Director, ICTP
Concluding Remarks (K.R. Sreenivasan) 18:25
Buffet reception 18:30

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