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AU-EU Summit 17-18 February 2022: A Science Agenda

The AERAP Africa-Europe Science Collaboration Platform will organise side events at the AU-EU Summit on 14-18 February 2022. The purpose of the meeting will be to promote awareness of the contribution of collaborative research and development as a critical aspect of EU-Africa relations and collaborations, in particular in addressing global challenges together.

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Featured Speakers

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Maureen Dennehy

Cape Biologix
avatar for Souad Aden-Osman

Souad Aden-Osman

the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA)
Executive Director
avatar for Karina Angelieva

Karina Angelieva

Ministry of Education and Science Bulgaria
avatar for Rahel Belete

Rahel Belete

Kilimanjaro Innovation Hub
Co-founder & Managing Director
avatar for Amadou Alpha Sall

Amadou Alpha Sall

L’Institut Pasteur de Daka
Administrateur Général
avatar for Evelyn Gitau

Evelyn Gitau

African Population and Health Research Center
Director of Research Capacity Strengthening
avatar for Monika Frenzel

Monika Frenzel

French National Research Agency (L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR)
International Coordinator in the Biology and Health department
avatar for Maria Cristina Russo

Maria Cristina Russo

European Commission
Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in Research...


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Moodley, Arshnee

International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi Kenya
AMR Team Leader
avatar for Worms, Patrick

Worms, Patrick

Senior Science Policy Advisor
avatar for Zatloukal, Kurt

Zatloukal, Kurt

Medical University of Graz
Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of...

Beth Dunford (Invited)

Agriculture, Human and Social Development
Vice President

Matthew Gamser (Invited)

International Finance Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD)

Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD)

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
avatar for Lucienne Abrahams

Lucienne Abrahams

LINK Centre, Wits University
Head of Centre
avatar for Tanya Abrahamse

Tanya Abrahamse

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Chair of Board
avatar for Hugues Abriel

Hugues Abriel

University of Bern
Vice-Rector for Research and Professor of Molecular Medicine
avatar for Folashade Adeyemo

Folashade Adeyemo

University of Reading
avatar for Djime Adoum

Djime Adoum

Sahel Coalition
Director General

Shaila Agha

avatar for Ayman Ahmed

Ayman Ahmed

Egyptian Space Agency
Team leader Space Imaging Department
avatar for Yewande Alimi

Yewande Alimi

Africa CDC
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and One Health Program Coordinator
avatar for Uchechi Anaduaka

Uchechi Anaduaka

Department of Economics University of Nigeria
avatar for Celine Andrien

Celine Andrien

avatar for Daniela Angione

Daniela Angione

Innopharma Technology Ltd
avatar for Teketel Yohannes Anshebo

Teketel Yohannes Anshebo

Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
Executive Director
avatar for Rolf Apweiler

Rolf Apweiler

Director, Senior Scientist
avatar for Dia-Eddin Arafah

Dia-Eddin Arafah

Higher Council for Science and Technology
Secretary General
avatar for Nicole Arbour

Nicole Arbour

Belmont Forum
Executive Director
avatar for Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

EU Commission’s High-Level Expert Group to assess the Need for an International Platform for Food Systems Science (IPFSS)
avatar for Matthew Ash

Matthew Ash

Education Industry Exchange Simulations
avatar for Nureddin Ashammakhiis

Nureddin Ashammakhiis

Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT) UCLA
Associate Director, Affiliate Faculty, Associate Professor
avatar for Jose Manuel Avila

Jose Manuel Avila

LifeWatch ERIC
Environmental Scientist, Agroecology Technical Officer
avatar for Fred Awaah

Fred Awaah

Diaspora Academic Network for Africa ry
Vice President (Africa)
avatar for Michael Backes

Michael Backes

University of Namibia
Associate Professor & Co-PI Africa Millimetre Telescope
avatar for Domingos Barbosa

Domingos Barbosa

Instituto de Telecomunicações
avatar for Xavier Barcons

Xavier Barcons

avatar for Bailor Barrie

Bailor Barrie

Partners in Health-Sierra Leone
Executive Director
avatar for Boubakar Barry

Boubakar Barry

avatar for Antonio Batel

Antonio Batel

Executive Director
avatar for Yaw Bediako

Yaw Bediako

Yemaachi Biotech
avatar for Siân Bennett

Siân Bennett

Lynx Equity Limited
avatar for Solomon Benor

Solomon Benor

Ethiopian Ministry of Education
CEO, Research and Community Engagement Affairs
avatar for Ahmed Ag Biga

Ahmed Ag Biga

Humanity and Inclusion
Project Manager
avatar for Chandrashekhar Biradar

Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director and Chief of Party
avatar for Oliver Blantern

Oliver Blantern

Impact Rooms
Founder & CEO
avatar for Clovis Borges

Clovis Borges

Wildlife Research and Environmental Education Society - SPVS
Executive Director
avatar for Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Honorary Professor
avatar for Hilde Bras

Hilde Bras

University of Groningen
Aletta Jacobs Professor of Economic and Social History
avatar for Willo Brock,

Willo Brock,

FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics
Director of External Affairs

David Buckley

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)
Darragh O'Donoghue Astronomer
avatar for Nienke Buisman

Nienke Buisman

European Commission - DG R&I
Head of Unit International Cooperation
avatar for Jean-Claude Burgelman

Jean-Claude Burgelman

Frontiers Policy Lab
Professor of Open Science Policies and Practices, Free University of...
avatar for Stephanie Burton

Stephanie Burton

avatar for Layih Butake

Layih Butake

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Senegal
Senior Outreach Mgr & Ag Communications Director
avatar for Alex Cahana

Alex Cahana

avatar for Sinaba Fatoumata Camara

Sinaba Fatoumata Camara

Malian Federation of the Organisations of Disabled People (FEMAPH)
Chair of the Department for Planning and Management of Projects
avatar for Constant Cap

Constant Cap

Code for Africa
Senior Product Manager
avatar for Maria da Graça Carvalho

Maria da Graça Carvalho

European Parliament
avatar for Alexandra Castilho

Alexandra Castilho

Institute of Plant Biotechnology and Cell Biology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
avatar for Barbara Cavalazzi

Barbara Cavalazzi

University of Bologna, National Institute of Astrophysics-INAF
Associate Professor, Associate Researcher
avatar for Mmampei Chaba

Mmampei Chaba

Chief Director for Multilateral and Africa engagements
avatar for Jetane Charsley

Jetane Charsley

National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO)
Acting Head
avatar for Harun Cicek

Harun Cicek

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Senior Scientist
avatar for Francesca Colombo

Francesca Colombo

Health Division at OECD
avatar for Francisco Colomer

Francisco Colomer

Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC
avatar for Simon Connell

Simon Connell

African Light Source Foundation
avatar for George Crooks

George Crooks

DHI Scotland
avatar for Myrna Cunningham

Myrna Cunningham

Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC)
President and Chair of the Board of Directors
avatar for Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive

Gordon Dalton

Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI)
GRRIP Project
avatar for Roger Davies

Roger Davies

European Astronomical Society - EAS
avatar for Maria Teresa García de Dávila

Maria Teresa García de Dávila

Garrahan Foundation
avatar for Jacques Demotes

Jacques Demotes

European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (France)
Director General

Prof. Hortense Atta Diallo

University Nangui Abrogoua
Vice President
avatar for Philip Diamond

Philip Diamond

Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO)
Director Genral
avatar for Coulibaly Fatoumata Dicko

Coulibaly Fatoumata Dicko

Ministry of Social Development in Mali

Amadou Gallo Diop

Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Senegal)
Director-General for Research and Innovation
avatar for Abdelkader Djeflat

Abdelkader Djeflat

The MAGHTECH Network
avatar for Abdoulaye Djimde

Abdoulaye Djimde

African Association for research and control of AntiMicrobial Resistance
Founding President
avatar for Pascal Doh

Pascal Doh

Diaspora Academic Network for Africa
Senior Researcher
avatar for Inma Domínguez

Inma Domínguez

European Astronomical Society - EAS
Secretary of the Council
avatar for Barry Dwolatzky

Barry Dwolatzky

University of the Witwatersrand
Emeritus Professor in Electrical and Information Engineering and...
avatar for Islam Abou El-Magd

Islam Abou El-Magd

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Advisor to the Minister
avatar for Badri-H ElAbulgasem

Badri-H ElAbulgasem

Meghrebian Institute for Research & strategic studies (MIRSS)
Executive Director
avatar for Debra Elmegreen

Debra Elmegreen

IAU President
avatar for John E. Eriksson

John E. Eriksson

EuroBioimaging ERIC
Director General
avatar for Abeje Eshete

Abeje Eshete

Forest Research Institute
Director of Ecosystem management
avatar for Lawrence  Ezemonye

Lawrence Ezemonye

avatar for Farida Fassi

Farida Fassi

Mohammed V University
avatar for Fabio Favata

Fabio Favata

European Space Agency (ESA)
Head of Science Directorate strategy, planning, and coordination...
avatar for Gregor Feig

Gregor Feig

EFTEON Manager
avatar for Yann Ferrisse

Yann Ferrisse

Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP)
Business Development Head
avatar for Inmaculada Figueroa

Inmaculada Figueroa

Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain
Deputy Director General
avatar for Kenneth Fleming

Kenneth Fleming

The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics
avatar for Mei Lin Fung

Mei Lin Fung

People Centered Internet
avatar for Mattia Prayer Galletti

Mattia Prayer Galletti

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised agency of the United Nations
avatar for Josef Garvi

Josef Garvi

Sahara Sahel Foods
Head of
avatar for Dr. Martha Gayoye

Dr. Martha Gayoye

Keele University
Teaching Fellow
avatar for Nixon Mageka Gecheo

Nixon Mageka Gecheo

Senior Program Officer Digital Solution & Systems for Agriculture
avatar for Bethelhem Girma

Bethelhem Girma

African Planetarium Association
avatar for Rajesh GK

Rajesh GK

AFRICALICS, ASSIST, CRIS, South African Research Chair on Innovation Studies (SARChI)

Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez

Social and Human Sciences Sector
avatar for Kevin Govender

Kevin Govender

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
avatar for Jens Gutzmer

Jens Gutzmer

Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technolog
avatar for Kevin Haines

Kevin Haines

Bedford Row Capital plc
Head of Social Policy
avatar for Natalie Haley

Natalie Haley

RI-VIS Project Manager
avatar for Christian Happi

Christian Happi

African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious Diseases (ACEGID)
avatar for Mohammad Herzallah

Mohammad Herzallah

Al-Quds University
avatar for Martina Hirayama

Martina Hirayama

Research and Innovation (Switzerland)
State Secretary for Education
avatar for Murray Hitzman

Murray Hitzman

avatar for Melvin Hoare

Melvin Hoare

University of Leeds
avatar for Martin Hojni

Martin Hojni

Austrian Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee of the EU
avatar for Martine HOSSAERT


Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier
Senior Scientist
avatar for Margaret Jesang Hutchinson

Margaret Jesang Hutchinson

University of Nairobi
AVC Research, Innovation and Enterprise
avatar for Violette Impellizzeri

Violette Impellizzeri

Leiden University
Program Manager
avatar for Gabriel Muyuy Jacanamejoy

Gabriel Muyuy Jacanamejoy

Technical Secretary
avatar for Caron Jacobs

Caron Jacobs

African BioImaging Consortium
avatar for Laura Juliana Jimenez

Laura Juliana Jimenez

University of Waterloo
Research Assistant and Secretariate
avatar for Ian Jones

Ian Jones

CEO and President
avatar for Jackie Kado

Jackie Kado

Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
Executive Director
avatar for Jackie Kado

Jackie Kado

Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
Executive Director

Konstantinos Karachalios

Managing Director
avatar for Mutembei Kariuki

Mutembei Kariuki

Fastagger Inc
avatar for Wambui Kariuki

Wambui Kariuki

Strathmore University
Teaching Fellow

Ayalew Kassahun

Information Technology group of Wageningen University
Assistant professor
avatar for Selam Ayele Kebede

Selam Ayele Kebede

avatar for Barbara Kerstiëns

Barbara Kerstiëns

European Commission
Head of Unit “Combatting Diseases” within the...
avatar for Erica Key

Erica Key

Future Earth
US Global Hub Director
avatar for David Khoza

David Khoza

Council for Geoscience’s Executive Management Team, South Africa
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77
avatar for Nana Ama Browne Klutse

Nana Ama Browne Klutse

University of Ghana
Senior Lecturer in Physics
avatar for Binta Koita

Binta Koita

University of Letters and Humanities of Bamako, Mali
avatar for Jitka Kranz

Jitka Kranz

ISC Intelligence in Science
Research Analyst
avatar for Anna Krupnik

Anna Krupnik

Youth Internet Governance Forum
People Centered Internet Envoy

Pratap Kumar

World Bank
avatar for Werner L. Kutsch

Werner L. Kutsch

The Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS ERIC )
Director General
avatar for Jacqueline Kyosiimire-Lugemwa

Jacqueline Kyosiimire-Lugemwa

Uganda Virus Research Institute
avatar for Rita Lawlor

Rita Lawlor

ARC-Net, University of Verona
Biobank Director
avatar for Geraldine Leader

Geraldine Leader

Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology & Irish Centre for Autism...
avatar for Ciara Leonard

Ciara Leonard

University College Dublin, Ireland
Research and Innovation
avatar for Stanley Liphadzi

Stanley Liphadzi

Group Executive
avatar for Stephen Little

Stephen Little

Tshwane University of Technology
Professor Extrordinaire
avatar for Glaudina Loots

Glaudina Loots

Health Innovation, Dept of Science andInnovation, South Africa
avatar for Nkandu Luo

Nkandu Luo

avatar for Fredrick Chite Asirwa M.D.

Fredrick Chite Asirwa M.D.

International Cancer Institute, Kenya
Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
avatar for Peter Maassen

Peter Maassen

University of Oslo, Stellenbosch University
Professor in Higher Education Studies, Extraordinary Professor
avatar for Eudy Mabuza

Eudy Mabuza

Embassy of South Africa, Brussels
Senior Science and Innovation Representative
avatar for Yvonne Maingey

Yvonne Maingey

avatar for Michael Makanga

Michael Makanga

EDCTP - Association
Executive Director
avatar for Sylvia Makario

Sylvia Makario

Hepta Analytics
Co-Founder and Head of Business
avatar for Julliet Makhapila

Julliet Makhapila

Change Maker, Transformational Leadership Trainer

Joy Malala-Scholz

University of Warwick
avatar for Hambani Masheleni

Hambani Masheleni

African Union Commission
A.g. Director, Department of Education, Science, Technology and...

Lissa Matyas

avatar for Chao Mbogho

Chao Mbogho

Researcher, Educator, Mentor, TedX speaker
avatar for Vanessa McBride

Vanessa McBride

Office of Astronomy for Development

Brian McCollow

US-Chad Investment Council
avatar for Yassamina Meddi

Yassamina Meddi

University of Sciences & Technology Houari Boumediene USTHB
Assistant Professor - Researcher Geosciences - MiXtura NGO
avatar for Swati Mehta

Swati Mehta

Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Asst. Professor
avatar for Veronika von Messling

Veronika von Messling

Life Science Division at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
avatar for Rizwana Mia

Rizwana Mia

South African Medical Research Council (S. Africa)
avatar for Antonio Micha

Antonio Micha

National Institute for Environmental Conservation INCOMA, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
avatar for Jamal Mimouni

Jamal Mimouni

University of Constantine1 and CERIST
Faculty member
avatar for Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell

European Synchrotron
Head of Business Development
avatar for Victoria Miyandazi

Victoria Miyandazi

University of Embu
Law Lecturer
avatar for Koleka Mlisana

Koleka Mlisana

National Health Laboratory Service NHLS
Executive Manager: Academic Affairs, Research & Quality Assurance
avatar for Chiara Moenter

Chiara Moenter

"SDG18: Space for All"
avatar for H.E. Dr. Ahmedin Mohammed

H.E. Dr. Ahmedin Mohammed

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute(ESSTI)
State Minister and currently acting Minister of Innovation and...
avatar for Rose Mosero, HSC

Rose Mosero, HSC

Legal, Policy and Regulatory Advisor
avatar for Jabu Mtswen

Jabu Mtswen

National Policy Data Observatory, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
Centre Manager
avatar for Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie

Tshwane University of Technology
Rated Research Professor
avatar for Racey Muchilwa

Racey Muchilwa

Head of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA),
avatar for Frank Mugyenyi

Frank Mugyenyi

Minerals African Development Institution
Executive Director
avatar for Priscilla Muheki

Priscilla Muheki

Mbarara University of Science and Technology
avatar for Addis Kassahun Mulat

Addis Kassahun Mulat

Kilimanjaro Trading & Consulting
Managing Director
avatar for Mmboneni Muofhe

Mmboneni Muofhe

Technology Innovation at the Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa.
Deputy Director-General (DDG)

Eugene Mutimura

National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), Rwanda
Executive Secretary
avatar for Dhesigen Naidoo

Dhesigen Naidoo

Water Research Commission
South Africa
avatar for Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda

Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda

Head, Health Unit
avatar for Takalani Nemaungani

Takalani Nemaungani

Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
Chief Director
avatar for Anna Nguno

Anna Nguno

Geological Survey of Namibia
Deputy Director
avatar for Daniel Nivagara

Daniel Nivagara

Technology and Higher Education (Mozambique)
Minister of Science

Muthoni Njogu

Blockchain Association of Kenya
Head of Commercial and Corporate Law
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