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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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Monday, February 14 • 17:00 - 18:00
(REF 141700) Legal Scaffolding for Scientific Research in a Digital World

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The law has not caught up with the evolution of science and digital innovation – how can legal institutions and structures adapt? As an example implicit historical bias and digital colonization can be recognized explicitly so that the future of scientific research benefits all stakeholders: not just the researchers, but also the local communities in which research is conducted, and lays seeds for local scientists to participate. 
Today scientific data is perceived to be "owned" by the researchers who generate or gather it. We need to investigate new oversight and governance models where all stakeholders have a say in governance and access appropriate to their contribution. When science is done in the traditional way, the scientists collect and keep data closed to develop findings and products independently of the people they are intended for. This creates a huge accessibility gap where the solutions have been created but are inaccessible to the people and systems that both supported their development and urgently need to apply and learn from the findings.

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Mei Lin Fung

Chair, People Centered Internet
Actively working with the World Summit on the Information Society to make participation by women to the 50/50 level for speakers and participants by 2022. Chair and cofounder with Vint Cerf of the People Centered Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at t... Read More →
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T Singh

Advisor, People Centered Internet
Tamara spent the first half of her career in Europe and Asia in energy, financial services and fund management, governing trading floors in London, New York and Asia Pacific. Having earned her stripes at Centrica Plc, BP Oil International, Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Bank, she returned... Read More →
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Folashade Adeyemo

Lecturer, University of Reading
Folashade Adeyemo is the Deputy Director for Admissions at the School of Law. She has previously taught at the postgraduate level, including International Corporate Governance and at the undergraduate level, Commercial law. She currently convenes and teaches Banking Law (second year... Read More →

Joy Malala-Scholz

Lecturer, University of Warwick
Dr Malala- Scholz has an interest in financial regulation with a special emphasis on Regulation Post Financial Inclusion in developing countries as well as from regional perspectives. She researches the structure of regulation and supervision, risk-based system of supervision, legal... Read More →

Konstantinos Karachalios

Managing Director, IEEE
Standards, Intellectual and Industrial Property.Designing and delivering technical assistance, institutional capacity building and professional skills development around the global IP system on behalf of the European Patent Office (Program for Africa and the Middle East).Managing... Read More →

Monday February 14, 2022 17:00 - 18:00 CET