Lisbon, Portugal, 15 - 17 May 2014

Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean Conference (9)

The Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean Conference (9) took place in Lisbon at the Pavilhao Do Conhecimento – Centro Ciencia Viva.

Documents to be consulted

The conference led to the following recommendations: Recommendations 2014

The lists of interveners and participants are available here: ListIntervenants2014 and ListeParticipants2014

Program

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Opening- Welcome Session

09h00

Welcome Address

Sharing Knowledge Foundation

09h15

Address from Ciencia Viva

Ciencia Viva
Government of Portugal

Governance and Financial Structures (Moderator J.-M. Gago)

10h00

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

10h30

The European Investment Bank in MENA region

11h00

Microcredit as an efficient way to develop businesses

Planet Finance

Energy for MENA and Africa: demand and supply aspects (Moderator R. Klapisch)

13h00

Transporting electricity by Supraconductivity: a novel technology to bring electricity from the places it is produced to where people live is in a transition from the Laboratory to Industrial deployment

Keynote

13h30

Round table

To see the videos of the presentations following Olivier Grabette’s speech:

Giovanni Grasso and his talk: Grasso2014

Johannes Stuhlberger and his talk: StuhlbergerPart1-2014StuhlbergerPart2-2014

Ronan Stephan and his talk: StephanPart1-2014StephanPart2-2014StephanPart3-2014

Q&A

Columbus Superconductors SpA

Energy: Demand

15h30

Urban and long-distance train projects in Africa

Alstom International

15h50

 Land-based transportation in Sub-Sahara Africa as a link with port and maritime activity

Energy: Supply

16h15

Gas perspectives in MENA and Africa

Keynote

16h30

Using the Hydraulic resource of the Congo River for electricity production and Irrigation

Talk: DingaPart1-2014DIngaPart2-2014DingaPart32014

16h45

Environmental consequences of fracking for oil and gas

PARTEX OIL AND GAS Group

17h15

Integration of intermittent wind energy in the network of Capo Verde

Faculty of Engineering of Porto University

17h45

Small and medium sized nuclear reactors

Water and Food (Moderator J.P. Crespo)

09h00

How countryside will be able to feed urban population

Keynote

09h30

 Contribution of GM crops to food security in Subsaharan Africa

Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology

10h00

 Traditional users of arable land in Africa are being dispossessed by foreign powers «the land grab» as well as by the urban bourgeoisie

Agrivet Partners

11h00

 Monitoring Post Harvest Losses in Africa

11h30

Water and Waste Water treatment for Safe (re)Use

Talk: Pereira & CrespoPart1-2014Pereira & CrespoPart2-2014

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Eradicating extreme poverty (Moderator H. Marty-Gauquié)

13h30

Energy Poverty in SubSaharan Africa

Keynote

14h00

University to the benefit of innovation: the Israeli reference model

Association Technion France

15h00

Open Innovation: a tool for North South partnership

15h00

Development of renewable energies in Morocco, social and economical issues

Ministère de l'Energie, Mines, Eau et Environnement

Improving seemingly intractable problems

16h00

Waterless toilets based on nanotechnologies

Talk: Parker2014Part1Parker2014Part2

Cranfield University

Inequalities of rich and poor towards catastrophes

16h30

Contrasting consequences of catastrophes (natural or man-made) for rich and poor countries

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Energy and Desalination

17h00

Renewable energy based desalination

University of Évora

Water stress in Jordan River basin

17h30

The important Israel Jordan PA December 2013 agreement

Round table

To see the following presentations:

Abdelrahman Tamimi and his talk: Tamimi2014

Talk of Shimon Tal: Tal2014

Q&A

European Desalination Society
Hydrology Group

Aspiration to modernity: impact of digital revolution (Moderator A. Hoummada)

09h00

The digital revolution in perspective: from technologies to societal impact

Sciences et Avenir

09h30

The African digital divide has diminished but the knowledge gap persists

Aspiration to modernity: societal transformation

10h30

Integrating Women in the workforce in MENA and Africa

Round table

To see the additional presentations:

Gisèle Yitamben and her talk: Itamben2014

Rokhsana Ismail and her talk: Ismail2014

Q&A

Université de Tunis El-Manar
Third World Organization for Women in Science
New Faces New Voices Cameroon

11h00

Training technicians in Malawi bring connectivity to rural Africa

Université du Malawi

11h30

Lifetime Training and Distance Learning in the enterprise

Innovation and Science as essential factors to development (Moderator J. Ellis)

13h30

Following the PhD fellow from Morocco, a Palestinian Doctoral Student has joined the ATLAS experiment on 1st April 2014

Sharing Knowledge Foundation / CERN

13h45

After the Higgs Boson, now what?

Talk: Ellis2014Part1Ellis2014Part2EllisPart3

King’s College London

14h15

A project for CERN in 2040: a ring of 100 km under the Lac Léman

Research centers in Africa and MENA

15h00

SESAME is opening- the 3rd generation regional light source based in Jordan is under construction

15h30

The Square Kilometer Array in Southern Africa

Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

African scientific ground

16h00

Low-cost laboratories use the possibilities offered by inexpensive LED and tunable dye lasers now available from the consumer market

French Society of Physics

Closing remarks

16h30

 Africa as a land of opportunities

PAI Partners

17h30

Conclusions and recommendations