Kalkara, Malta, 5 - 8 May 2011

Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean (6)

The conference was organized with the support of the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and took place at the Villa Bighi.

The discussions and the conclusions led to the following recommendations: RecommendationsSKFMalta2011

The list of participants is available here:  SKFParticipantsMalta

The videos of the conference are available here: videos in EN

Program

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Opening Session

09h00

Welcome address

Nicholas Sammut (MCST) et Robert Klapisch (SKF)

Sharing Knowledge Foundation

Energy for development

Moderator: Robert Klapisch

09h15

Natural gas: a game changer?

Bruno Weymuller, former Director for Strategy at TOTAL

10h00

Nuclear renaissance: status and perspectives

Jacques Bouchard, senior adviser to the CEO of the French Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique

10h45

The dawn of electric cars

Philippe Guédon, former CEO Matra automobiles (by video)

11h30

Round table: renewable and low-carbon energies in Maghreb: Needs in capacity building and research

Dominique Gentile, CNAM (France)

Tewfik Hasni (Algeria): Hasni_malta

Mohamed Rafiq (Morocco): rafik_malta

Mohamed Safi (Tunisia): safi_malta

Christophe Cristofari (France), Public Private partnerships: cristofari_malta_file

Abdel-Ilah Afifi (Maroc), Capacity building for renewable energies: Afifi_Malta

The indispensable mobility of scientists

14h00

Report on meeting at Brussels, 8th November 2010

Anissa Lardjane, MSH and Womedlaw, Paris

14h20

Activities of the “Peoples” committee of the European Commission

Jean-Patrick Connerade, Imperial College, London

Water

14h45

Introduction: the growing number of publications on renewable energies for desalination is a leading indicator

Moderator: Miriam Balaban, European Desalination Society, L’Aquila

European Desalination Society

15h15

Desalination by Reverse Osmosis and Malta’s programme

Marc Muscat, CEO Malta Water Services Corporation

15h45

Status and opportunities in the development of Osmotic power

Stein Erik Skilhagen, Statkraft, Norway

16h45

Hydro-diplomacy: toward concrete results

Valerie Hoffenberg, Special Representative of France for the economic, cultural commercial, educational and environmental dimensions of the Peace process in the Middle East

17h30

Round table: middle east in extreme water stress

Abdelrahman Tamimi, Director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, Palestine: tamimi_malta

Shimon Tal, ex-Israel Water Commissioner, Israel: tal_malta

Mousa Mohsen, Dean of Research, Hashemite University, Jordan

18h15

End of session

MCST Welcome Session

09h00

Addresses

Address by Hon. Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta: Gonzi_malta

Address by Hon. Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, MP, Chairman of EuroMediti and MCST

The Malta Scientific Organisation by Dr. Nicholas Sammut, Vice-Chairman and CEO of MCST: sammut_malta_1

Fighting the digital divide

Moderator: Guy Worsmer

Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire d'Orsay

10h00

Grids for science: in 10 years, from dream to reality

Ian Bird, CERN

10h30

The grids South of the Mediterranean

Fairouz Malek, LPSC-IN2P3 Grenoble

11h00

The grids programme in South Africa

Bruce Becker, Meraka, Pretoria

11h20

The HP-UNESCO project for African Science

Marc Bellon, UNESCO

11h30

Progress of connectivity infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Aidan Baigrie, SEACOM, South Africa

12h00

National and regional research & education networks

Tusu Tusubira, CEO of Ubuntu-net

Tiemoman Kone, President of the Board of WACREN: kone_malta_file

Yousef Torman, Ju-Net and ASREN: torman_malta

12h30

Status of Africa Connect programme

Tusu Tusubira, CEO of Ubuntu-net

12h40

Mobile Internet

Silvano de Gennaro, CERN-ISF

International Research Programmes

Moderator: John Ellis

King’s College London

14h00

“IASS, a springboard of ideas for sustainable development”

Carlo Rubbia, Scientific Director of IASS (Potsdam) and CERN

14h30

Physics of LHC at CERN

Overview, John Ellis, CERN: ellis_malta_file

Contribution of Moroccans physicists, Abdeslam Hoummada, Casablanca: Hoummada_Malte

Report on the “Ecole Avancée de Physique au Maghreb” at Taza, Driss Benchekroun, Casablanca: Benchekroun_Malta

Doctoral Students at CERN, e.g. Doctoral students fellowships of the Hassan II Academy, Patrick Fassnacht, CERN: Fassnacht_malta and Mohamed Gouighri, CERN: Gouighri_Malte_pdf

Other countries of the region: Nicholas Sammut, Malta: sammut_malta_2

Muhammad Alhroob, Palestine: Alhroob_Malta

Adel Trabelsi, Tunisia.

16h45

Status of SESAME programme

Chris Llewelyn-Smith, President of the SESAME Council for UNESCO

17h00

Round table of SESAME participants

Zehra Sayers, Turkey: sayers_malta

Uri Raviv, Israel: Raviv_malta

Hany Helal, Egypt

Medhat El-Halawany, Egypt: elhalawany_malta_file

17h45

ICTP contribution to integration of African Science

Bobby Acharya, ICTP, Trieste

18h15

End of session

Feeding the World

Moderator: Bernard Bachelier

09h00

African Land Grab

Lionel Gbaguidi, Agrivet Partners, Benin

09h30

African agriculture and productivity

Augustine Langyintuo, AGRA, Kenya

10h00

Green plan of Morocco

Rachid Dahan, INRA, Morocco

11h00

Aquaculture, a major source of proteins in arid countries

Gideon Oron, Ben Gurion University of the Neguev, Israel

Gamal El-Naggar, Director of the Central Laboratory for Aquaculture Research, Egypt: elnaggar_malta_file

Managing catastrophes

12h00

Earthquakes; Can we predict them? How should we prepare?

Philip England, Université d’Oxford

Special report

12h30

The Future of Mobile Internet in Egypt and Africa

Mark Shalaby, Director Legal Affairs WIND Telecommunicazioni S.p.A

Financial fluxes, diasporas and competitivity

Moderator: Henry Marty Gauquié

Sharing Knowledge Foundation

14h30

The aftermath of the global crisis in the Mediterranean: the claim for democracy and new growth

Henry Marty Gauquié, Director of the Paris Bureau of the European Investment Bank: marty-gauquie_malta

Moncef Cheikh-Rouhou, Vice-President of the Cercle des Économistes Arabes: Cheikh-Rouhou_malta

15h30

Competitivity factors in emerging economies

Pascal Colombani, Chairman of the Board of Valeo, Senior adviser AT Kearney, ex CEO of CEA

16h00

The emergence of Subsahara Africa

Lionel Zinsou, CEO of PAI Partners

17h00

The Energy Policy of France

Catherine Cesarsky, High Commissioner for Atomic Energy, France

17h30

Discussion

18h00

End of session

Closing session

09h00

Preparation of recommendations

10h30

General discussion and recommendations

11h30

End of conference

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