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EU Development Aid: Experiences and Recommendations from Stakeholders Driving Science and Innovation

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Information

ISC organised a meeting at the European Parliament on 21 January titled: "EU Development Aid: Experiences and Recommendations from Stakeholders Driving Science and Innovation" as a follow-up to the "EU Development Aid: Future Challenges and Opportunities within Development Cooperation Instruments" meeting which took place in October 2014 and which explored EU-Africa collaboration in the context of the new funding strategies, specifically discussing Research, Technology & Development.

 

The meeting was hosted by Ms Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament, and was designed to present a series of projects which have been and are currently supported by the European Union in the area of development, specifically encouraging participation by developing nations in collaborative research to address global challenges.

 

Speakers included:

  • Ms Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament, Quaestor
  • Mr Cecil Masoka - Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa
  • Prof Farida Fortune - Queen Mary University of London
  • Ms Nienke Buisman - European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
  • Dr Stefan Wagener - German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
  • Ms Emer Costello - European & Public Policy Consultant, Former MEP & Lord Mayor of Dublin 
  • Prof Arnold Van Ardenne - Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)
  • Mr Andy Cherry - Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Mr Declan Kirrane - African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP)

 

Practical information

Date: 21 January 2015

Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels (room ASP 0 G salon) 

Please visit the "Downloads" section below to access the meeting materials.

 

 

Agenda

Time

Agenda

08:20

 

Welcome Coffee & Pastries

 

08:30

 

Introduction

Ms Catherine Bearder

Member of the European Parliament

 

Moderator

Mr Declan Kirrane

 

8:35 – 8:45

 

Mr Cecil Masoka

Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa

International partnerships to harness science, technology and innovation for development: the South African experience

 

8:45 – 8:55

 

Prof Farida Fortune CBE

Queen Mary University of London

Satellite Connections in Education and Health (SCiEH)

 

8:55 – 9:05

 

Ms Nienke Buisman

European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

EU-Africa cooperation on science, technology and innovation

 

9:05 – 9:15

 

Dr Stefan Wagener

German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

Network on Research and Innovation for Europe and Africa and a tool for successful implementation of R&D results

 

9:15 – 9:25

 

Ms Emer Costello

European & Public Policy Consultant

Former MEP & Lord Mayor of Dublin

Challenges for policy makers in 2015 and beyond

 

9:25 – 9:35

 

Prof Arnold Van Ardenne

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

A New Education Dynamic

 

9:35 – 9:45

 

Mr Andy Cherry

Association of Commonwealth Universities

Mapping of best practices in S&T cooperation between Africa and Europe

 

9:45 – 09:55

 

Mr Declan Kirrane

African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP)

Radio Astronomy Research Infrastructure collaboration projects in Africa – case of AERAP

 

9:55 – 10:00

 

Conclusion

Ms Catherine Bearder

Member of the European Parliament, Quaestor