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Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs
Diplomacy Through Science, Technology and Innovation
Events
Global Dialogues on Emerging Science and Technology (GDEST)
Monday, March 17, 2008
  

Monday, March 17, 2008

Welcoming Remarks
Helen La Lime, US Consul General, Cape Town
Julian Smit, University of Cape Town, Co-host

Keynote Speeches
Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the United States, USA
Wilbur Ottichilo, Director, RCMRD, Kenya

GDEST Site Visit Panel Summary
Findings of US Scientific Consultations with African Geospatial Organizations and Institutions

Theme 1 - Observing Africa

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Chair: Paul Belanger
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia

Chair: Didier Bokelo
African Wildlife Foundation, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chair: John Kelmelis
United States Geological Survey, USA

Didier Bokelo
African Wildlife Foundation, DRC

Abstract
Poster

Eric Calais
Purdue University, USA

Presentation

Paul Belanger
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Mark Becker
CIESEN – Columbia University, USA

Presentation

Cornelius Van der Post
H. Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, Botswana

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Francis Koti
University of North Alabama, USA

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Ganiyu Agbaje
National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Peter Silla Masika
Kenyan Meteorological Department, Kenya

Abstract
Paper

Shrikant Jagtap
University of Florida, USA

Abstract

Andiswa Mlisa
Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Joshua Comenetz
Census Bureau, USA

Abstract
Paper

Theme 2 - Analysis of Regional Challenges

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Chair: Tsehaie Woldai
ICT-AARSE, Netherlands

Chair: Mohamed Hegazy
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt

Chair: Douglas Richardson
Association of American Geographers, USA

Craig Von Hagen
United Nations SIMaC, Kenya

Abstract
Paper

Alfredo Pontavida
Direcção Nacional de Geologia, Mozambique


Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Sode Matiku for Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha
International Centre for AIDS Treatment Programs, Tanzania

Presentation (1)
Presentation (2)

Andries Naudé
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Presentation

Tsehaie Woldai
ICT-AARSE, Netherlands



Mohamed Hegazy
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Egypt

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Rabindra Das
Department of Surveys and Mapping, Botswana



Abstract
Paper

Christine A. Kasedde
Institute of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Makere University, Uganda

Abstract
Paper
Poster
Presentation

Japhet Kashaigil
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Harold Annegarn
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Natashia Morris
Medical Research Council

Theme 3 - The African Data Stream

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Chair: Jerome Dobson
University of Kansas, USA

Chair: Robert Swap
University of Virginia, USA

Craig Schwabe
Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

David Rain
George Washington University, USA

Presentation

Sias Mostert
SunSpace, South Africa


Abstract
Paper

Jean Pierre Hitimana
CGIS, Rwanda


Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Yashon Ombado Ouma
Moi University – Civil and Structural Engineering Department, Kenya

Abstract
Paper

Craig Schwabe
Human Sciences Rresearch Council, South Africa

Abstract
Presentation

Daniel Slayback
Systems & Applications Inc, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA

Abstract
Poster

Gora Beye
Centre de Suivi Ecologique, Senegal

Abstract
Poster

Elizabeth Hicken
Kingston University, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Emmanuel Tembo
University of Botswana, Botswana

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Amerley Ampofo
Sambus Company Limited, Ghana

Abstract
Paper

Foster Mensah
University of Ghana Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS, Ghana

Abstract
Paper

  
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