La Marsa, Tunisia, 17 - 20 May 2012

Sharing Knowledge across the Mediterranean (7)

Under the High-Patronage of the Tunisian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, M. Riadh Bettaieb. The conference took place at Mövenpick Hotel, Gammarth.

Biographies of interveners: Listes IntervenantsTunisie

List of participants: ListeParticipantsTunisie

Click here to watch the videos of the conference. You can choose the English version or the French version.

Discussions and conclusions of the conference led to the following recommendations: RecommendationsEN2012.

Program

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Opening Session and Welcome

09h00

Welcome

Sharing Knowledge Foundation

09h15

Address by H. E. Mr. Riadh Bettaieb, Tunisian minister of investment and international Cooperation

The absolute necessity for a major economic development following the Arab Spring

10h00

Round table

Moderator: Henry Marty-Gauquié,, EIB Director, in charge of Mediterranean region, Paris

Alaya Bettaïeb, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Investment, Tunis;

Jean-Louis Reiffers, President of the Scientific Committee of FEMISE, Paris;

Christian Stoffaës, in charge of Preparing Transeuropean Energetic Transportation Links at the French Ministry of Finance and industry, Ingénieur Général des Mines, Paris;

Yamina Mathlouthi, Economist, “Agence Française de Développement”, Tunis;

Azzam Mahjoub, Professor of Economics, Université El Manar, Tunis;

Moncef Cheikh-Rouhou, Economist, Member of the “Assemblée Nationale Constituante”, Tunis

Sharing Knowledge Foundation

The role of women scientists and engineers in the economic development

11h30

Round table

Moderator: Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine Professor of Marine Biology, Tunis

Colette Guillopé, Honorary Chair of “Femmes & Sciences”, Paris; Pdf – Guillopé

Sana Ghenima, CEO of Sanabil Med, Tunis;

Mongia Saïd Zina, Professor of Chemistry, Tunis; Pdf – Said Zina

Amel Ben Ammar El Gaïeed, Professor of Immunogenetics, Tunis; Pdf – Ben Ayed

Fadila Darragi, Professor of Geology, Tunis, Pdf – Darragi

Université de Tunis El-Manar

The future energy mix in Europe and in Southern countries: the future of nuclear power

Moderator: Robert Klapisch

14h00

Audit of Nuclear Safety in France

Eric Maucort, Director for Coordination, EdF, France

14h30

Environmental and sanitary consequences at Fukushima

Philippe Guétat, Adviser to the High Commissioner, CEA, Paris

15h00

Safe and green energy for mediterranean countries: Areva prospectives

Martha Heitzmann, Senior Executive Vice President R&D, AREVA, Paris

15h30

The future of nuclear power

Jacques Bouchard, Senior Advisor of the CEA CEO, former Managing Director of GEN IV, CEA, Paris (registered video for the conference)

16h00

Prospects for Energy Production in Europe

Pascal Colombani, Former CEO of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Chairman of the Board of Valeo, Paris

The future of fossils and renewables

Moderator: Mohamed Safi, “Ecole d’Ingénieurs”, Tunis

17h00

Renewable Energy and Fossils in Tunisia

Mohamed Lamine Chakhari, Minister of Business and Industry, Tunis

17h30

The Italian Program for Renewable Energy

Salvatore Moretta, Center Medrec, Tunis

18h00

Solar Energy in Morocco

Ilias Hamdouch, MASEN, Rabat

18h30

End of Session

Energy for Africa

Moderator: Christian Stoffaës, Paris

09h00

The new African gas resources

Bruno Weymuller, Former member of the Executive Committee of Total, Paris

09h30

Urban and Regional Transportation

Thi-Mai Tran, Managing Director Morocco & Tunisia, Alstom Transport, Rabat

African countrysides: Addressing extreme poverty

10h30

Bringing Electricity to the moroccan countryside

Khalid Semmaoui, Director-General, TEMASOL, Rabat

11h00

Rural Electrification in West Africa

Erik Houngninou, Project Manager, Cotonou

11h30

Appropriate technologies for Africa: medical equipment

Klaus Schönenberger, Program Leader, EPFL, Lausanne

Transporting electrical energy by superconductivity a special IASS / SKF Session

Moderator: Pascal Colombani

14h00

Why MgB2 has the potential to displace conventional aerial HVDC Power lines in very few years

Carlo Rubbia, Scientific Director, IASS, Potsdam

14h30

Round table with stakeholders

Olivier Grabette, RTE; Pdf – Grabette

Jean Botti, EADS; Pdf – Botti

Giovanni Grasso, Columbus Supraconductors; Pdf – Grasso

Jean-Maxime Saugrain, NEXANS; Pdf – Saugrain

 

Internet for Science and for Society

Moderator: Abdeslam Hoummada, “Université HASSAN II”, Casablanca

Académie Hassan II

16h30

ASREN, the Arab States Research and Education networks

Yousef Torman, Managing Director, ASREN, Amman

17h00

Cloud Computing for Research

Fadil Zekhri, Microsoft, Tunis

17h30

E-infrastructure for E-science and E-accessibility

Mohamed Jemni, Director of the Computing Center El Khawarizmi, Tunis

18h00

Progress in multigigabit Point to Point Connectivity between South Africa and GEAnT. Applications to advanced Radio Astronomy developments

Bruce Becker, South African National Grid Meraka Institute, Pretoria, and Jonathan Quick, Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory, Krugersdorp

18h30

End of Session

Water is an essential factor for food security

Moderator: Bernard Bachelier, FARM, Paris

09h00

Water and Agriculture after the marseilles World Summit: An international debate

Billy Troy, project leader “water” at the Fondation pour l’Agriculture et le Ruralité dans le Monde (FARM), Paris

09h30

Food security in a context of hydric stress: the case of Tunisia

Abdelkader Hamdane, Former Director General of Rural Engineering at the Ministry of Agriculture in Tunisia

Enabling factors for the development of African agriculture

Moderator: Lionel Gbaguidi

10h00

Trading agricultural products between African countries: stakes and constraints

Walid Gaddas Director General, STECIA International, Tunis

10h20

ICT for Agriculture: African Experiences and Prospects

Lionel Gbaguidi, Agrivet Partners, Cotonou, Benin

Financing energy infrastructures in Africa

11h15

Keynote

Lionel Zinsou, President, PAI Partners, Paris

Alternative sources of water

Moderator: Miriam Balaban, European Desalination Society, Rome

European Desalination Society

11h45

The long-term future of desalination based on solar energy

Philip Davies, Aston University, Birmingham

12h15

Renewable Water Resources, Water Reuse and Desalination

Jan C. Schippers, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Water Education, Delft

12h45

Projects in Tunisia

Abderraouf Nouicer, Director of Environment and Desalination at SONEDE, Tunis

The strenghtening of capacities

Moderator: Dominique Gentile

15h00

Key competences and the training for tomorrows jobs in a sustainable development perspective

Dominique Gentile, National Director of Higher Education and Training Programs, CNAM, Paris

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

15h00

Training in logistics skills in Morocco

Mustapha Benounna, Former President of the University of Tangiers-Tetouan, in charge of Tangiers-med Institute

16h00

ESiAC, a new Engineering school in Douala, Cameroun

Jean Ngwem, Program Manager, Alcatel-Lucent, Paris

Participation to International Research Programs

Moderator: John Ellis

King’s College London

17h00

ICTP

Abdelkrim Aoudia, Trieste

17h15

CERN

Patrick Fassnacht, Geneva

17h30

SESAME

Hany Helal, Cairo

17h45

A view from Morocco

Abdeslam Hoummada, Casablanca

18h00

A view from Ghana

Peter Amoako-Yirenkyi, KNUST, Kumasi

18h15

Partnerships for scientific development

John Ellis, King’s College, London

18h30

End of Session

09h00

Preparation of recommendations

09h30

General discussion and recommendations

10h30

Conclusions

11h00

End of Conference