Lisbonne, Portugal, 15-17 May 2014

Lisbonne, Portugal, 15-17 May 2014

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

  • Thurs 15 AM

    • Opening- Welcome Session
      09h00
      Welcome Address

      Speech of Robert Klapisch See the video | See PDF

      KLAPISCH Feu Robert

      Fondation Partager le Savoir

      Robert KLAPISCH entre au CNRS en 1956 dès sa sortie de l’Ecole de Physique et Chimie de Paris. Son travail de thèse dirigé par René Bernas (élève de A.O. Nier, et pionnier de la Spectrométrie de Masse en France) concerne la nucléosynthèse des éléments légers Lithium Beryllium et Bore et le mystère de leur survie alors qu’ils devraient disparaître par fusion. Pour cela, il utilisera les accélérateurs du CERN et participera à ses Comités Scientifiques. Il quitte le CNRS en1981 lorsque Herwig Schopper, DG du CERN lui propose de devenir Directeur de la Recherche (1981-1987). Carlo Rubbia, le nouveau DG (1989-1993), le prend comme Conseiller et le charge de moderniser la communication du CERN. Il organisera l’inauguration du LEP en 1989 et dirigera un Pavillon à l’Expo de Séville en 1992. A la fin du mandat de Rubbia, il s’associe au projet Amplificateur d’Energie, une approche novatrice de l’énergie nucléaire (1993-1997). En 2002, il est nommé par le Président Chirac au Comité Coppens préparant la « Charte de l’Environnement », qui fait maintenant partie de la Constitution française. Président de l’Association Française pour l’Avancement des Sciences (2000-2003), il propose un Dialogue Nord-Sud entre les scientifiques de l’Europe et ceux des pays moins développés d’Afrique et du Moyen Orient. Ceci le conduira à créer en 2006 la Fondation “Partager le Savoir” ou “Sharing Knowledge Foundation” (SKF), qu’il préside. Le Président Sarkozy le promeut Officier de la Légion d’Honneur en 2007.

      Robert Klapisch est décédé le 21 mars 2020.

    • 09h15
      Address from Ciencia Viva

      See the video

      VARGAS Rosalia

      Ciencia Viva

      Rosalia VARGAS is the President of Ciencia Viva – National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, Portugal, and Director of the Lisbon Science Center: Pavilion of Knowledge. She has been leading the creation of a network of science centers in Portugal, since 1996, currently with 20 members. She is also President of Ecsite (European Network of Museums and Science Centers). Her academic and professional development covers Education, Media Studies, Political Governance, and Scientific and Technological Culture: Benchmarking Study on Scientific Culture for the European Commission (2002); Board Member for ECSITE – European Network of Science Centres and Museums (2001-2007); member of the International Programme Committee of 5th Science Centre World Congress (2004-2008); member of the National Council of Education 2006-2012); elected City Councilor for Education, Youth and Culture at Lisbon City Hall (2007-2009); member of Editorial Board Harvard Medical School Portugal (2010-2012); National Delegate for Science in Society at the 17 7th Framework Programme of Research and Development, European Commission (2007–2012); member of Advisory board of The Danish National Center for Education in Nature, Technology and Health; member of Advisory Board of two High Schools in Lisbon; member of Advisory Board for Cooperation between Portuguese Republic and Angola Republic.

      GAGO José Mariano

      Gouvernement du Portugal

      José Mariano GAGO est un physicien et homme politique portugais, qui a occupé le poste de ministre de la Science, de la Technologie et de l’Enseignement supérieur. Licencié en génie électrotechnique de l’Université technique de Lisbonne, il est également titulaire d’un doctorat de physique obtenu à l’Institut supérieur technique (IST) du Portugal. Il a exercé son métier de chercheur en physique expérimentale des particules élémentaires à l’École polytechnique de Paris, au sein de l’Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (CERN), à Genève, et au Laboratoire d’instrumentation et de physique expérimentale de particules (LIP) de Lisbonne. En sa qualité de président du Conseil national de la recherche scientifique et technologique (JNICT) entre 1986 et 1989, il fut responsable de la mise en place du Plan de mobilisation pour la science au Portugal. En 2004, il est élu président de l’Initiative pour la science en Europe (ISE), une plate-forme qui regroupe les plus grandes sociétés, laboratoires et autres institutions scientifiques européens. Activité politique : Le 28 octobre 1995, il est nommé ministre de la Science et de la Technologie par António Guterres dans son premier gouvernement. Il fut reconduit le 25 octobre 1999 dans le second cabinet Guterres. Au cours de ses deux mandats consécutifs, il dynamisa, aussi bien au Portugal avec Ciência Viva, que dans l’Union européenne, les initiatives en faveur de la culture scientifique et technologique. Durant la présidence portugaise de l’Union, en 2000, il assura la préparation de la stratégie européenne pour la société de l’information, la science et la technologie avec la Commission européenne. Les socialistes ayant perdu les législatives anticipées du 17 mars 2002, Mariano Gago quitte le gouvernement le 8 avril suivant. Il y revient cependant le 14 mars 2005, lorsqu’il est nommé ministre de la Science, de la Technologie et de l’Enseignement supérieur par le nouveau Premier ministre José Sócrates. Il est remplacé le 21 juin 2011 par Nuno Crato.

    • Governance and Financial Structures (Moderator J.-M. Gago)
      10h00
      The Ibrahim Index of African Governance

      Talk of Nathalie Delapalme See the video | See PDF

      DELAPALME Nathalie

      Mo Ibrahim Foundation

      Nathalie DELAPALME was previously a French senior civil servant. Her most recent position was Inspector at the Inspection Générale des Finances. Prior to this, Mrs Delapalme served the French Government as an advisor for Africa and Development in the offices of various Foreign Affairs Ministers, between 1995-1997 and 2002-2007. She also served the French Senate as advisor for the Finance and Budgetary Commission, where she assessed fiscal and public expenditures and policies between 1984–1995 and 1997–2002. She sits on the Board of IFRI (Institut Francais des Relations Internationales).

      Committee Members

    • 10h30
      The European Investment Bank in MENA region

      See the video

      MARTY-GAUQUIE Henry

      Sharing Knowledge Foundation

      With Graduations in International Law and Political Science, he has dedicated his whole career to the European integration. In 1978, he begins by working for the French Prime Minister (Raymond Barre) in the legal department of the S.G.C.I., now S.G.A.E. From 1981 to 1989, he served at the European Court of Justice as First Secretary at Law of the French Judge, and at the European Court of Auditors as deputy-Legal Counsel and Director of the President’s Private Office. In 1989, he joins the European Investment Bank where he is appointed Spokesperson and Director of EIB Group’s Communication. In late 2003, he becomes the EIB Group Representative in Paris, also in charge with the institutional liaison with non-EU International Organisations. Although retired since end of 2016, he has kept various responsibilities such as Board Member of the French Institute for PPP(IGD), Paris, and Member of the Advisory Board of the FEMISE Network, Marseille and Cairo. He is also Member of the Scientific Councils of the Sharing KnowledgeFoundation, Geneva, of the Association Euromed-IHEDN, Marseille and Paris, and has joined the “Groupe d’analyse JFC Conseil”.Ordre du Mérite européen : Silver Medal.

      Committee Members

    • 11h00
      Microcredit as an efficient way to develop businesses

      Talk of Joel Pain See the video | See PDF

      PAIN Joël

      Planet Finance

      Joël PAIN est Directeur Général de Planet Finance et Planet Finance France et également Président du fond de capital risque solidaire FinanCités. Joël a passé 7 ans chez Deloitte. A l’issue de cette période, il rejoint Caisse des Dépôts – Développement (C3D) en tant que Responsable de la Veille Stratégique. Il crée ensuite Up&Up, société de capital risque d’amorçage, puis Evanéo, société de commerce équitable de produits non – alimentaires. Il rejoint le Groupe PlaNet Finance en 2010. Diplômé de l’EM Lyon, de l’IEP de Lyon, titulaire d’une Maîtrise d’Economie et du DESCF, Joël a 4 enfants, est marathonien et skieur.

  • Thurs 15 PM

    • 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

      Discours d’introduction

      Talk of Carlo Rubbia See the video | See PDF

      RUBBIA Carlo

      IASS

      Carlo RUBBIA, an Italian Physicist shared the 1984 Physics Nobel Prize with Simon Van der Meer for the discovery of the W and Z particles. He has been Director General of CERN from 1989 to 1993. He has held a number of high level advisory positions among which for the EU President Barroso and the United Nations Special Commission for Latin America. Since June 2010. He is Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) based in Potsdam. He still maintains a front line activity in fundamental physics, leading the ICARUS collaboration that has installed at the Gran Sasso laboratory, a very sensitive liquid Argon neutrino detector, than can be called an electronic bubble chamber. Simultaneously, since the ‘90s he has pioneered novel approach to nuclear energy – the Energy Amplifier –also able to destroy long-lived nuclear elements which are in the waste of present reactors. He has after that been a pioneer into using parabolic mirrors to focus solar energy a field that is now becoming industrial and known as CSP (Concentrated Solar Power). His mission at IASS includes exploring and assessing several projects in the field of sustainable energy. He will report at our conference on a promising way to Gigawatt quantities of Electric Power over long distances by a using Mg B2, a novel supraconducting material. On August 30th, 2013, Carlo Rubbia was appointed Senator for life by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.

    • 13h30
      Round table

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

      Giovanni Grassoand his talk:Grasso2014

      Johannes Stuhlbergerand his talk:StuhlbergerPart1-2014StuhlbergerPart2-2014

      Ronan Stephanand his talk:StephanPart1-2014StephanPart2-2014

      Q&A

      Talk of Olivier Grabette See the video | See PDF

      GRABETTE Olivier

      RTE

      Olivier GRABETTE est un ingénieur français de 47 ans diplômé de l’école supérieure de l’espace et de l’aéronautique. Il a occupé différents emplois au sein d’Electricité de France puis RTE depuis plus de 20 ans dans les domaines de l’ingénierie et de la maintenance des réseaux d’électricité à haute et très haute tension. Il coordonne le programme de recherche et développement de RTE depuis 2010 et a pris la tête de la direction de la recherche développement innovation de RTE créée en janvier 2012.

      GRASSO Giovanni

      Columbus Superconductors SpA

      Giovanni GRASSO is General Director of Columbus Superconductors SpA. Previous Positions : Since 1990, he is active in the development and application of high temperature superconductivity. He carried out his PhD on the development of BSCCO superconductors at the University of Geneva under the supervision of Prof. René Fluckiger, until 1997. Afterwards he joined INFM as Senior Scientist, with the goal of establishing a new National Laboratory for Innovative and Artificial Materials, before leaving for Columbus Superconductors in 2006. While to the present position, he was Technical and Commercial Director. He is co-author of more than 200 publications on international journals and he is inventor of several international patents.

      STUHLBERGER Johannes

      Airbus Group

      Johannes STUHLBERGER, Vice President, Head of Global Innovation Network Power & Flight Propulsion, Energy & Control, Chief Technical Office – Airbus Group. In this role, Mr. Stuhlberger is responsible for key project reviews within the areas of propulsion, energy, flight physics and test. In addition, the responsibility includes coordination and planning, implementing and monitoring the Airbus group R&T program, identification and enabling of synergy implementation. Mr. Stuhlberger serves as internal and external focal point for technical issues within propulsion, energy, flight physics, aeromechanics, aero acoustics and environmental effective technologies. Mr. Stuhlberger was formerly a vice president of EADS and Astrium, responsible for in-space propulsion systems and rocket engine testing. He served in various capacities of Astrium and Dasa as vice president, director and system engineer. Education: Dipl. – Ing. Aviation and Space Technology, Technical University Munich 1988, Cand. – Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Munich 1984.

      STEPHAN Ronan

      Alstom

      Ronan STEPHAN, Directeur de l’Innovation du Groupe Alstom, depuis 2012. Ronan Stephan est Ingénieur et Docteur ès-Sciences. Il a débuté sa carrière chez Thomson-CSF en 1984 dans les activités sous-marines et il a quitté le Groupe en 1997 pour prendre la direction du Technopole de Brest jusqu’en fin 2002. Entre 2003 et 2005, il a dirigé les relations industrielles et le transfert de technologie du CNRS et a occupé les fonctions de Directeur Général de France Innovation Scientifique et Transfert (filiale du CNRS et d’OSEO). En 2005, il a été élu Président de l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne où il est resté jusqu’à sa nomination, en 2009, comme Directeur Général de Recherche et de l’Innovation au Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche.

    • Energy: Demand
      15h30
      Urban and long-distance train projects in Africa

      Talk of Thierry De Margerie See the video | See PDF

      DE MARGERIE Thierry

      Alstom International

      Thierry DE MARGERIE joined Alstom in 1995. Based in Paris, Hong-Kong, and Morocco, Thierry de Margerie is presently the Vice President of Alstom International for Africa. From 1980 to 1995, he was a part of LEROY-SOMER (EMERSON Electric Group) as the industrial plant and industrial division general manager, serving in the business of electric motors and generators. A Consultant at the “Délégation à l’Aménagement du Territoire” (France) from 1976 to 1980 he advised small and medium size companies willing to develop in rural regions. From 1974 to 1976, he was a part of the French Entrepreneurs Association (CNPF, Paris) as a junior advisor for housing and regional development policies. Thierry de Margerie is a graduate from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and from Paris University (Economics) (1967-1972). He also served in the French army (Cavalry) as a junior officer.

    • 15h50
       Land-based transportation in Sub-Sahara Africa as a link with port and maritime activity

      Talk of Jean Louis Lacombe See the video | See PDF

      LACOMBE Jean Louis

      EADS

      Jean Louis LACOMBE est engagé de façon bénévole dans de nombreuses activités tournées vers le renforcement de la place des sciences dans la société. Avant de prendre la retraite, il était Vice-président Technologie et Innovation d’Airbus Group (EADS) et Délégué Général de la Fondation d’Entreprise EADS dont il a organisé la création. Il a conduit sa carrière dans les entreprises du secteur de l’espace, des systèmes d’informations, de l’aéronautique et de la défense. Ingénieur des Arts et Métiers, il a été membre du Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique et a participé à de nombreux comité scientifiques de laboratoires.

    • Energy: Supply
      16h15
      Gas perspectives in MENA and Africa

      Discours d’introduction

      Talk of Bruno Weymuller See the video | See PDF

      WEYMULLER Bruno

      TOTAL

      Bruno Weymuller has been Executive Vice President at Total, member of the Executive Committee (2000-2008) in charge of Strategy and Risk Assessment. After joining Elf Aquitaine group in 1981 he has held various management positions in the upstream division both in France and abroad, and has been Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2000. He has begun his career in the French civil service at the Ministry for Industry from 1972 to 1978. He joined the Prime Minister Raymond Barre’s cabinet from 1978 to 1981.

      He is presently director in the board of the French Energy Council. He is a professor at « L’Institut Français du Pétrole et des Énergies Nouvelles. » and a member of Total Professors Associates. He works on the economics of energy and on the interactions between energy and environment. Bruno Weymuller is an alumnus from the École Polytechnique. He is also a graduate of the École des Mines in Paris. He holds a Master of Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Harkness Fellow).

      Committee Members

    • 16h30
      Using the Hydraulic resource of the Congo River for electricity production and Irrigation

      Talk:DingaPart1-2014DIngaPart2-2014DingaPart32014

      See the video

      DINGA Jean Bienvenu

      IRSEN

      Jean Bienvenu DINGA est Directeur Scientifique de l’IRSEN, Brazzaville, République du Congo. Je suis Physicien- Hydrologue, Directeur scientifique du groupe de recherche en sciences exactes et Naturelles au Ministère de la recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation technologique, je suis le conseiller en Hydrologie du représentant Permanent du Congo auprès de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Météorologie. J’ai en charge le service hydrologique du Congo. Dans le cadre du Bassin du Congo, je suis le point focal et la personne ressource dans les programmes CongoHycos et MESA dans la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau dans le bassin du Congo qui est le deuxième Bassin au monde après celui de l’Amazon. Au niveau local, l’un des projets far est la sécurisation du barrage hydroélectrique d’Imboulou sur la rivière Léfini, la réhabilitation des stations hydrométriques.

    • 16h45
      Environmental consequences of fracking for oil and gas

      Talk of Antonio Costa Silva See the video | See PDF

      COSTA SILVA Antonio

      PARTEX OIL AND GAS Group

      António COSTA SILVA is Chairman of the Management Commission of PARTEX OIL AND GAS Group. PARTEX is involved in oil and gas operations in Abu Dhabi, Oman, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Algeria, Angola and Portugal. He is also Professor at IST (Technical University of Lisbon) where he got his aggregation in Planning and Integrated Management of Energy Resources. He holds a MSc in Mining Engineering from (IST), a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Imperial College (University of London) and a Doctorate Degree from the Technical University of Lisbon and Imperial College.

    • 17h15
      Integration of intermittent wind energy in the network of Capo Verde

      Talk of Joao Pecas Lopes See the video | See PDF

      PEÇAS LOPES João A.

      Faculty of Engineering of Porto University

      João A. PEÇAS LOPES is Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP). He is presently member of the board of Directors of INESC Porto. He is also Director of the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD program in Portugal and FEUP. He was the leader of several R&D projects, consulting projects and contracts with the industry in Portugal and abroad. His main domains of research are presently related with large scale integration of renewable power sources, Off-shore wind generation, power system dynamics, microgeneration and microgrids, smartmetering and electric vehicle grid integration. He is author or coauthor of more than 250 papers and co-editor and co-author of the book “Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks” edited by Springer.

    • 17h45
      Small and medium sized nuclear reactors

      Talk of Jacques Chenais See the video | See PDF

      CHENAIS Jacques

      CEA

      Jacques CHENAIS est Directeur délégué des SMRs au sein de la Direction de l’Energie Nucléaire du CEA et coordinateur du consortium SMR réunissant EDF, AREVA, DCNS et le CEA. Jacques Chénais a été préalablement : Directeur de la Propulsion Nucléaire au sein de la Direction des Applications Militaires du CEA de 2001 à 2010. Directeur de l’Ingénierie chez Technicatome (devenu AREVA TA) de 1996 à 2001. A différents postes à responsabilité dans le domaine de la Propulsion Nucléaire, depuis son entrée chez Technicatome en 1975. Jacques Chénais est diplômé des universités de Nantes et d’Orsay (maîtrise de Physique et DEA de Physique des réacteurs) et Ingénieur du génie atomique (INSTN Saclay). Il est chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite et chevalier de la légion d’honneur.

  • Fri 16 AM

    • Water and Food (Moderator J.P. Crespo)
      09h00
      How countryside will be able to feed urban population

      Keynote

      Talk of Jean-Christophe Debar See the video | See PDF

      DEBAR Jean-Christophe

      Fondation FARM

      Jean-Christophe DEBAR, trained as an agronomist, started his career as an agro-economist at the Embassy of the United States in France. He has been a consultant in international farm policy and agricultural economics, and the editor of Agri US Analyse, a monthly newsletter on US agriculture. Since 2011, he has been the director of the Foundation for World Agriculture and Rurality (FARM), based in Paris. FARM is a think tank devoted to the promotion of productive and sustainable agricultures and food value chains in developing countries. It also supports producer organizations in Africa. FARM’s entrepreneurial vision of agriculture focuses on the emergence of small and medium farms, and their ability to supply to local markets.

      Committee Members

    • 09h30
       Contribution of GM crops to food security in Subsaharan Africa

      See the video

      SASSON Albert

      Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology

      Albert SASSON is a founding member of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology. He has had a distinguished scientific career as a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of Rabat and thereafter at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, Paris). He was Assistant Director-General of UNESCO and Special Adviser to UNESCO Director-General from 1993 to 1999. He has been a Senior Visiting Professor at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (Yokohama, Japan) and is a senior consultant to United Nations specialized agencies, several governments, national and regional institutions, as well as to the European Commission. He is President of the Association BioEuroLatina that aims to promote cooperation between Europe and Latin America in biotechnology. Albert Sasson has been appointed by the King of Morocco as member of the Kingdom’s Human Rights Consultative Council (CCDH), the governing board of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies (IRES), and the Economic and Social Council. His research and work have culminated in over 200 publications, including many books and reviews on biotechnology in developing countries over the last 38 years.

      Committee Members

    • 10h00
       Traditional users of arable land in Africa are being dispossessed by foreign powers «the land grab» as well as by the urban bourgeoisie

      Talk of Lionel Gbaguidi See the video | See PDF

      GBAGUIDI Lionel

      FAO

      Mr. Gbaguidi has been a board member of the Foundation since 2020.

      Lionel GBAGUIDI serves as Emergency Management Specialist at FAO-Emergency Management Center for Animal Health. Before joining FAO, he worked as independent consultant for international organizations (FAO, USAID, and USDA) in West Africa on the prevention and the control of Infectious Diseases (Avian Influenza, Anthrax,..), the adoption of the one health approach for public and veterinary health systems in developing countries and on the analysis of agricultural value chains. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tunisia National Veterinary School in 2001. Afterward, he pursued graduate studies in Epidemiology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp (Belgium). He also holds a Master in Toxicology from Tunis Medical School and a graduate certificate in avian pathology from the French National veterinary school of Alfort.

      Trustees Members

      Committee Members

    • 11h00
       Monitoring Post Harvest Losses in Africa

      Talk of Didier Montet See the video | See PDF

      MONTET Didier

      CIRAD

      Didier MONTET leads the team of Master of contaminants along the food chain at CIRAD in Montpellier, France. He got his Ph.D in Food microbiology in 1984 at the University of Montpellier and his HDR in 1993 at the University of St Jerôme Marseille. He is also vice-chair of Biotechnology group at the National French Agency for foodsafety (Anses). His main research topic concerns the understanding of the microbial ecology of food and food-safety. He has published nearly 120 articles in the field of food. He currently runs a Europe Aid Project in Côte d’Ivoire and participates in different European projects (Collab4Safety, After). He was food expert for the French Embassy to 12 the south-east Asia and was professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand (1997-1999). He managed also in this region an Asia link program concerning an international master in food technology. His main actual topics are linking process to microbial ecology, organic food to microbial ecology, geographical origin to microbial ecology and fungal ecology to mycotoxin production.

    • 11h30
      Water and Waste Water treatment for Safe (re)Use

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

      See the video

      CRESPO João

      Universidade Nova de Lisboa

      João CRESPO. Professor of Chemical Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, where he is Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, and Director of Nova Doctoral School. Former Vice-President of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese National Science Foundation) and former Academic Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA. Member of the editorial board of Journal of Membrane Science, Journal of 5 Biotechnology, and Desalination and Water Treatment. Member of the portuguese “Academia de Engenharia”. Author of more than 160 publications referred in the Web of Science. Founder of the spin-off company “Zeyton Nutraceuticals”. Research interests: Membrane separation processes; Membrane bioreactors; Process monitoring.

  • Fri 16 PM

    • Eradicating extreme poverty (Moderator H. Marty-Gauquié)
      13h30
      Energy Poverty in SubSaharan Africa

      Discours d’introduction

      Talk of J.-P. Favennec See the video | See PDF

      FAVENNEC Jean-Pierre

      WDCooperation

      Jean Pierre FAVENNEC, Consultant WDCooperation, Professor, IFP School, President of the Association for the Development of Energy in Africa. Jean Pierre Favennec, was Director, Expert up with IFP Energies Nouvelles up to 2009. He is the manager of WDCooperation, specializing in consulting and education. Jean Pierre Favennec is a specialist in energy, including energy economics, geopolitics and the strategic aspects. He has written a number of papers on these subjects. He is the author of several books: Refining Economics and Management; Research and Production of Oil and Gas : Reserves, Costs, Contract; Energy : at which price ? and The Geopolitics of Energy. Jean-Pierre Favennec is teaching in many Universities. He is also speaking in many international conferences and seminars. Jean-Pierre Favennec is also the director of the Energy Summit in Africa, held each year in Africa.

    • 14h00
      University to the benefit of innovation: the Israeli reference model

      See the video

      TOUATY Muriel

      Association Technion France

      Muriel TOUATY est Directrice générale de l’Association Technion France depuis 2002. Elle a vécu à Tel Aviv, en Israël, pendant 19 ans (1982-2001). Elle est diplômée de l’Université de Tel Aviv avec un diplôme de maîtrise en science politique et de droit international. Muriel Touaty, à ses débuts a travaillé dans une start-up israélienne à forte croissance centrée dans les domaines de la communication améliorée et des relations publiques entre la France et Israël. Elle a été également Directrice Marketing et des relations publiques pour l’Europe de «Business Layers», une start-up qui a développé le e-provisioning logiciel. C’est cette mission qui l’a ramenée vers la France. Elle dirige aujourd’hui l’Association Technion France, représentation française de l’Université du Technion, l’Institut Technologique d’Israël, à Haïfa. Sa mission est de faciliter et d’établir des coopérations bilatérales industrielles, universitaires et scientifiques avec le Technion et la France, de promouvoir l’innovation, de recueillir des fonds pour les étudiants du Technion. Membre de la commission scientifique de la FFI, elle a été, en 2009, promue Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Mérite par Mme Valérie Pécresse, Ministre de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche.

    • 15h00
      Open Innovation: a tool for North South partnership

      See the video

      COLOMBANI Pascal

      Valeo

      Pascal COLOMBANI: chairman of the board, Valeo; also member of the boards of Alstom, Technip, Energy Solutions, and chairman of the advisory board, A.T.Kearney Paris. Dr Colombani has been chairman and CEO of the French Atomic Commission (CEA), founding chairman of Areva, member of the boards of Electricite de France, British Energy, Rhodia, and of Institut Français du Pétrole. He began his career at CNRS in nuclear physics in France and California, and spent twenty years with Schlumberger, the oilfield service company, in the USA, Europe, and Japan. He is regularly consulted on energy, defense, and high technology topics and has been an advisor to the French government and the European Commission.

    • 15h00
      Development of renewable energies in Morocco, social and economical issues

      Talk of Amal Haddouche See the video | See PDF

      HADDOUCHE Amal

      Ministère de l’Energie, Mines, Eau et Environnement

      Amal HADDOUCHE is a chemical Engineer. She started her career in 1985 in the private sector (ceramic) before joining the Ministry of Energy and Mines in 1987. She covered several positions: Head Division of Petroleum Products, Head Division of Exploration and Natural Gas and Director of Electricity and Renewable Energy. On May 2005 Mrs Haddouche was appointed General Director of the Renewable Energy Development Center (CDER). In particular, she contributed to the preparation of the National Strategy for Renewable and Energy Efficiency: 2020 Vision. This strategy has been presented during a national conference (Assises de l’Energie) on march 2009. On June 2009, she is appointed General Engineer (Ingénieur Général) at the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment. She covered the position of Technical Advisor for two former ministers of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment.

    • Improving seemingly intractable problems
      16h00
      Waterless toilets based on nanotechnologies

      Talk:Parker2014Part1Parker2014Part2

      See the video

      PARKER Alison

      Cranfield University

      Alison PARKER has a large research activity in technologies for urban sanitation. She is leading Cranfield University’s response to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s challenge to “Reinvent the Toilet”, using novel membrane technology to treat human waste on-site. She is working at both ends of the technology development process – helping to develop a novel technology for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and in testing “off the shelf” systems for Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP). Supporting stakeholders to provide safe water supplies is another research focus through Alison’s work in WASHTech project, a European project aiming to help African decision makers decide which water and sanitation technologies to use in their projects and Community Water Plus, an AusAID funded project aiming to understand what support communities in India need to manage their water supplies. She also has research students working on Water Safety Plans in Malaysia, Nigeria, Jamaica, India and Uganda and on the transition of urban communities between informal supplies and piped systems in Kenya. She is the Course Tutor of the MSc in Community Water and Sanitation.

      Committee Members

    • Inequalities of rich and poor towards catastrophes
      16h30
      Contrasting consequences of catastrophes (natural or man-made) for rich and poor countries

      Talk of Zoé Druilhe See the video | See PDF

      DRUILHE Zoé

      United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

      Zoé DRUILHE is Liaison Officer at United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Brussels, Belgium. Professional in development aid and humanitarian affairs: • Eight years experience at the World Bank and the United Nations, headquarters and field • Development economist with also a Masters in business & management • Expert in programme development, coordination and advocacy in coalition settings • Hands-on experience of project and team management • Worked extensively with multistakeholders/interagency initiatives • Specialized in rural development, livelihoods resilience and food security.

    • Energy and Desalination
      17h00
      Renewable energy based desalination

      Talk of Pedro Horta See the video | See PDF

      HORTA Pedro

      University of Évora

      Pedro HORTA presents a 12 years experience on the Solar Thermal energy field. Researcher at the University of Évora, develops research activities on the field of linefocus concentration systems design, testing and their applications on the medium and high temperature ranges: CSP, polygeneration, process heat, solar Desalination. Its expertise includes the optical design and assessment of concentrating systems and the development of multi-component solar-driven systems.

    • Stress hydrique des pays du bassin du Jourdain
      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

      See the video

      Balaban Miriam

      European Desalination Society

      Miriam BALABAN is a graduate in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. She is the founder of Desalination, the international journal for desalting and purification of water, and was its Editor-in- Chief from 1966 to 2009. In 2009 she launched the monthly journal Desalination and Water Treatment to accommodate the growing flood of papers in the field and enable prompt publication. She is editor and publisher of the Desalination Directory, the international online database in desalination water reuse. She is the Secretary General of the European Desalination Society with its headquarters in Italy, where she organizes courses, conferences, and workshops in desalination. She is associated with the desalination program – Center for Clean Water and Energy – in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Desalination Association and Star of Honor from the President of Italy. She has been adviser to the African Academy of Science in establishing the journal “Discover” and establishing the African Association of Science Editors.

      Committee Members

      TAMIMI Abdelrahman

      Hydrology Group

      Abdelrahman TAMIMI has worked in the field of water resources in the Occupied Territories, since his graduation. During the last 25 years the activities were focused more on water resources conflict and planning on the regional and national levels. He was also a member in the Palestinian counterparts to the EC and the World Bank before the establishment of Palestinian authority. He shared an initiation of the priorities and planning of the strategic projects.  He also worked as a consultant for institutions working in developing water and environmental projects in the Occupied Territories (UNDP, GTZ, EU, World Bank etc.). He puts more emphasis on water governance, water policy, water institutions, social conflicts and water and environmental conflicts in the Middle East. Additional to that he has worked as a coordinator for many international research projects. He has recently been appointed as a member of National water council and the national reform committee, and the national committee for social agenda and poverty alleviation. He has also been the resource person for climate change adaptation national strategy and a member of water sector strategy. He is the co-author of the report prepared for EU: Mediterranean challenges 2030: he coordinated several multinational projects related to water policy, food security and climate change while working as part time lecturer in Alquds University-Sustainable Development Institute –Post Graduate Program and serving as the Director of Palestinian hydrology group. He is the author of the book “Water Privatization and Regional Political Agenda”. Recently he was elected as chairman of water group in UN-ESCWA.

      TAL Shimon

      Shimon TAL holds B.SC and M.Sc in Soil & Water Sciences from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He has over 37 years of experience in water supply and integrated water resources management. Shimon Tal own a private consultancy and he teaches sustainability in water management in the Interdisciplinary College in Herzeliya. He is involved in the dissemination of Israeli Water and Agricultural Technologies around the world. Shimon Tal served as the Water Commissioner of Israel for 6 years. Before that he was the VP for Engineering & Technology in Mekorot.

  • Sat 17 AM

    • Aspiration to modernity: impact of digital revolution (Moderator A. Hoummada)
      09h00
      The digital revolution in perspective: from technologies to societal impact

      Talk of Dominique Leglu See the video | See PDF

      LEGLU Dominique

      Sciences et Avenir

      Dominique LEGLU est une scientifique et une journaliste. Après avoir obtenu un doctorat en physique nucléaire et physique des particules (1978), Dominique Leglu a suivi une formation au Centre de formation des journalistes à Paris (CFJ, promotion 1980). Elle travaille comme journaliste reporter à Libération, où elle devient responsable des pages Sciences à partir de 1985. Elle crée le supplément scientifique EUREKA en 1990. Elle devient rédactrice en chef adjointe de Libération en 1997. Collaboratrice de la production télévisuelle Téléimages en 2000-2001, elle est l’auteur d’une mini-série à caractère scientifique pour France 2 Parlez-moi d’amours et d’émissions spatiales pour France 3. Elle est rédactrice en chef de la revue Ciel et Espace d’octobre 2002 à août 2003. Elle est directrice de rédaction du mensuel scientifique Sciences et Avenir depuis septembre 2003. Elle collabore aussi chez Laffont.

    • 09h30
      The African digital divide has diminished but the knowledge gap persists

      Talk of Boubakar Barry See the video | See PDF

      BARRY Boubakar

      WACREN

      Boubakar BARRY est le Directeur Général de WACREN, le Réseau d’Education et de Recherche de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Avant de rejoindre WACREN, il était Coordonnateur de l’Unité Réseaux d’Education et de Recherche de l’Association des Universités Africaines (AUA). Il a été Directeur du Centre de Calcul Informatique de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar où il enseigne les réseaux informatiques et l’électronique. M. Barry est Président du Comité de Pilotage de NIC Sénégal qui gère le domaine de 1er niveau du Sénégal.

    • 10h00
    • Aspiration to modernity: societal transformation
      10h30
      Integrating Women in the workforce in MENA and Africa

      Round table

      To see the additional presentations:

      Gisèle Yitambenand her talk: Itamben2014

      Rokhsana Ismailand her talk:Ismail2014

      Q&A

      Talk of Oum K. Ben Hassine See the video | See PDF

      BEN HASSINE Oum Kalthoum

      Université de Tunis El-Manar

      Miriam BALABAN is a graduate in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. She is the founder of Desalination, the international journal for desalting and purification of water, and was its Editor-in- Chief from 1966 to 2009. In 2009 she launched the monthly journal Desalination and Water Treatment to accommodate the growing flood of papers in the field and enable prompt publication. She is editor and publisher of the Desalination Directory, the international online database in desalination water reuse. She is the Secretary General of the European Desalination Society with its headquarters in Italy, where she organizes courses, conferences, and workshops in desalination. She is associated with the desalination program – Center for Clean Water and Energy – in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Desalination Association and Star of Honor from the President of Italy. She has been adviser to the African Academy of Science in establishing the journal “Discover” and establishing the African Association of Science Editors.

      Committee Members

      YITAMBEN Gisèle M.

      New Faces New Voices Cameroon

      Gisèle M. YITAMBEN, economist by training, is an expert on entrepreneurship development, ICT and gender equality who founded and is President of the social enterprise, ASAFE. An ardent defender of the rights of underprivileged persons, with actions always targeted to improving their welfare through searching for access to productive resources and technical services. She is a member of the Reference Group of experts that advises the Director General of UNESCO on issues related to education for sustainable Development and researcher-member of the research network GRACE. Her expertise here earned her two books on women and ICT. A Schwab foundation fellow, Gisele has won several global prizes. She is the President of New Faces New Voices Cameroon, an organization that work in changing policies and lives through investing in African women.

      ABDULRAHMAN Rokhsana M. Ismail

      Third World Organization for Women in Science

      Rokhsana M. Ismail ABDULRAHMAN worked for Woman’s Research & Training Center – Aden University (WRTC) since 1998 until May 2010. She established this center and led it during (1998-2010). Since May 2010 she appointed as Director of Science & Technology Center at Aden University. She founded WRTC and Yemeni Chemical Society as well as Yemeni Women Association for Science and Technology for Development. Ismail has more than 15 years experience in management and leadership of integrated applied research project related to various field of science also she has more than 12 years experience in management and leadership in integrated Gender Research for development and in curriculum. In her capacity as Director for WRTC she had been responsible for research related to gender and Development. She established a Referee Journal for Gender and Development, the first referee journal issued by Arab governmental universities. She was Chief in editing of this journal during the period 2007- 2010. And she was elected as Vice President of Third World Organization for Women in Science for the Arab Region, during the period 2005 – 2010, and she is elected in the same organization as member of Executive Board for the Arab Region for the period 2010-2014. She has been awarded from various International, Regional and local Organizations. She is member of GRACE- MENA.

    • 11h00
      Training technicians in Malawi bring connectivity to rural Africa

      Talk of Chomora Mikeka See the video | See PDF

      MIKEKA Chomora

      Université du Malawi

      Chomora MIKEKA is a young professor holding a PhD from the Division of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Yokohama National University, Japan. His PhD research was about power autonomous sensor radio based on cellular and digital TV RF energy harvesting. He has vast experience on research in ICT for agriculture, health and education. He is an innovator and has collaborated in the design, simulations and fabrication of an ultra low power DC-DC buck boost converter with regulated output for less than a milliwatt RF energy harvesting used in modern day communications devices. This was done with colleagues in Spain. He has held a Lecturer position at the Graduate School of Information Technology (Kobe Institute of Computing), training 30 African participants on Problem Resolution for Development Issues by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) *(J11-30012 )* (a JICA funded project). Apart from being a lecturer, Dr. Chomora Mikeka coordinates the e-Communications Research Group (eCRG) on several research topics and projects, one such being on TV White Spaces Technology for Broadband Rural-Connect in Malawi. In 2013, this unit became the Center of Excellence in the country on ICT as awarded by the National Commission of Science and Technology. Dr. Mikeka has several Awards including the 2009 European Microwave Association Student Challenge Prize in Rome (Italy). He won the 2011 IEEE RWW, Biomedical Radio and Wireless Technologies, Network and Sensing Systems Second Best Paper Award in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). He won the IEEE RFID-TA 2011, Third Best Paper Award in Sitges, Barcelona (Spain). He won the 2010 Yokohama National University International Science Exchange Encouragement Award in Yokohama (Japan). He is the 2014 – 2019 Junior Associate of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. His biography is included in the 27th edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World. He is the Laureate of IBC TOP 100 ENGINEERS in 2010.

    • 11h30
      Lifetime Training and Distance Learning in the enterprise

      See the video

      BUCAILLE Alain

      AREVA

      Alain BUCAILLE, diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique et du Corps des Mines, commence sa carrière par plusieurs postes à l’international notamment en Nouvelle-Calédonie, Japon et Australie. Il revient en France dans les années 80 et participe à l’instruction de diverses réformes fiscales (Crédit d’Impôts Recherche, Taxe Professionnelle, IS). Il est rapporteur de la Commission Recherche & Innovation du 10ème Plan. Il rejoint ensuite en 1989 le groupe Lafarge en tant que Directeur de filiale, puis Directeur de la recherche et de l’Innovation du groupe. En 1997, il devient Directeur Général chez Hermès et assume cette fonction durant quatre années. Il préside à la commission de la lutte contre la contrefaçon du Comité Colbert. Il enseigne de 2000 à 2010 l’histoire de la pensée à HEC, puis l’avenir de l’énergie depuis 2011. Il rejoint AREVA en 2001, comme Conseiller auprès de la Présidente du Directoire jusqu’en 2005 puis de fin 2005 à début 2011 Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation du groupe. Il est redevenu depuis Conseiller auprès du Président du Directoire d’AREVA. En janvier 2010 il est nommé professeur à l’Imperial College de Londres et publie un rapport disponible sur le net intitulé « A global legal framework to meet the climate change challenges ». Deux ans plus tard, l’Imperial College conduit une modélisation chiffrée des coûts pour l’humanité de la transition énergétique qui sera publiée d’ici mars 2013. Toutes les compétences énergétiques concernées ont été mobilisées aux fins de rendre cette prospective la plus étayée possible au vu des savoirs disponibles.

  • Sat 17 PM

    • 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

      Talk of Patrick Fassnacht See the video | See PDF

      FASSNACHT Patrick

      Sharing Knowledge Foundation / CERN

      Patrick FASSNACHT started his career in the field of Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg in 1979. He then moved to the Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille to focus more on High Energy Physics by joining the CPLear experiment (matter/antimatter asymmetry) and then the ATLAS experiment (one of the four major experiments at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider)). He contributed to ATLAS as test beam coordinator and then, for six years, as technical coordinator of one of the major components of ATLAS, the Liquid Argon Calorimeter. He was responsible for the assembly, the insertion in the cryostats and the validation of the calorimeters. From 2004, for a period of more than six years, he was in charge of a group of 200 staff members, fellows and users as CERN ATLAS Team leader. During this period he had many interactions with different CERN Users from all over the World; which led him in 2012 to the position of advisor to the DG for Middle East and North Africa countries.
      Since 2018, he is the Communications Delegate of the Sharing Knowledge Foundation and since 2019 he is its Vice President. Active since 2016 within Rotary International he has initiated and developed a number of international projects in the field of Health and Peace.

      Trustees Members

      Committee Members

    • 13h45
      After the Higgs Boson, now what?

      Talk:Ellis2014Part1Ellis2014Part2EllisPart3

      See the video

      ELLIS John

      King’s College London

      Mr. Ellis has been a board member of the Foundation since 2010.

      John ELLIS is the Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King’s College in London. After his 1971 PhD from Cambridge University, he worked at SLAC, Caltech, and CERN (Geneva), where he was Theory Division Leader for six years. His research interests focus on the phenomenological aspects of elementary particle physics and its connections with astrophysics, cosmology and quantum gravity. Much of his work relates directly to interpreting results of searches for new particles. He was one of the first to study how the Higgs boson could be produced and discovered. He is currently very active in efforts to understand the Higgs particle discovered recently at CERN, as well as its implications for possible new physics such as dark matter and supersymmetry. He also studies possible future particle accelerators, such as the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) and future circular colliders, and is known for his relentless efforts to promote global collaboration in particle physics. John Ellis was awarded the Maxwell Medal (1982) and the Paul Dirac Prize (2005) by the Institute of Physics. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1985 and of the Institute of Physics in 1991, has several honorary doctorates and is an Honorary Fellow of King’s College Cambridge and of King’s College London. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2012.

      Trustees Members

      Committee Members

    • 14h15
      A project for CERN in 2040: a ring of 100 km under the Lac Léman

      Talk of Frederick Bordry See the video | See PDF

      BORDRY Frédérick

      CERN

      Frédérick BORDRY, has a degree in engineering and a PhD in energy conversion from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT). After a two-year teaching post at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), he took up a teaching and research post in Toulouse before joining the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 1986. From 2009 to 2013, he was the Head of the CERN Technology Department. Since January 2014, he is the Director of Accelerators and Technology, responsible for the operation and exploitation of the whole CERN accelerator complex, with particular emphasis on the LHC and for the development of new projects and technologies. As a convinced advocate of international exchange in the cultural, political and scientific fields, he has devoted a considerable amount of time towards reflecting on issues relating to education, research, and multilingualism.

    • Research centers in Africa and MENA
      15h00
      SESAME is opening- the 3rd generation regional light source based in Jordan is under construction

      Talk of Eliezer Rabinovici See the video | See PDF

      RABINOVICI Eliezer

      SESAME

      Eliezer RABINOVICI is Professor of Physics, holding the Leon H. and Ada G. Miller Chair of Science at the Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received there his BSc (1969) and MSc degrees(1971). He completed his PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1974. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Fermilab (1975-1976) and at Lawrence Berkeley Lab (1977). He has been at the Hebrew University since 1978 as Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor (1981) and Professor (1985). His area of research is theoretical high-energy physics, in particular quantum field theory and string theory. He was awarded the Miller Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley (2003) and a Simons Distinguished Visiting Scholar at KITP UCSB (2014). He has been a fellow at the IAS Princeton and a visiting professor at the Michigan-Ann Arbor, Rutgers and Stanford Universities. He has also been a visiting Professor at several European institutes, among them CERN, a Kramers Professorship at Utrecht (1996), a Humboldt Fellow at Golm/Berlin and Munich (since 2008), a Leverhulme visiting professor at Imperial College London (2011) and a visiting position in SISA, Italy (1989-1993). He was awarded a Blaise Pascal International chair at Paris VI and ENS (2013). He was awarded the Louis Michel visiting chair at IHES, France (2015). As part of his service to the scientific community in Israel, he was the chair of the Racah Institute of Physics, the director of the Israeli Institute for Advanced Studies (2005-2012). He is the current chair of the Israeli Committee for High Energy Physics. He serves on the Editorial Board of JHEP and until 2014, was on the editorial board of Nuclear Physics B. He was a member of the advisory committee of many large and small international meetings. He has served for over eight years in such capacities at the GGI Institute in Florence, Italy. For nearly 20 years he has been one of the leaders in the creation of the SESAME light source, a unique, regional, high-quality scientific laboratory now under construction in Jordan. In the development of SESAME he works closely with US scientists and with APS representatives. He is currently an Israeli delegate to the SESAME Council and SESAME’s Vice-President-elect.

    • 15h30
      The Square Kilometer Array in Southern Africa

      Talk of William Garnier See the video | See PDF

      GARNIER William

      Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

      William GARNIER is in charge of all aspects of communications and outreach at the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Organisation and coordinate communications activities around the world with partners from about 15 countries. William has been working in the science communication and outreach fields for 12 years. He first started as a freelance journalist in France and then as a science communicator in major international astronomy organisations. After 2 years at the ESO (European Southern Observatory) offices in Chile, he set up and led the communications department of the world’s largest radio telescope, ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) in 2007. One of the projects he is most proud of is the implementation of an educational programme in a rural and remote village close to the telescope site in Northern Chile, which had a tremendous impact locally not only on the students but on the the entire population, acting as a real boost for the local development. In November 2012, he accepted the challenge to lead the global communications effort of one of the greatest scientific enterprises of the 21st century: the SKA telescope.

    • African scientific ground
      16h00
      Low-cost laboratories use the possibilities offered by inexpensive LED and tunable dye lasers now available from the consumer market

      Talk of François Piuzzi See the video | See PDF

      PIUZZI François

      Société Française de Physique

      Physico-Chimiste  (recherche fondamentale)  Docteur en Physico Chimie, Ingénieur de recherché au Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (1982-2014), retraité. Enseignement : Applications des lasers en Physico Chimie à l’université Paris XI (Orsay) et à l’université Paris VII (Jussieu).

      Gestion de la recherche : Rapporteur à l’Agence Nationale de  la recherche (2005-2007) dans le comité « Sciences pour l’Ingénieur ». Chargé de mission  pour les Nanosciences au Ministère de l’éducation supérieure et la Recherche (MESR 2010-2013), représentant au comité  NMP (Nanosciences Matériaux Production) de la commission européenne à Bruxelles. Membre du comité de rédaction du journal de la Société Française d’optique  “Photoniques” (depuis 2006). Fondateur du prix d’instrumentation en Chimie-Physique (2007). Membre du bureau de la division de Chimie Physique (SFC-SFP) (2004-2016).

      Coopération Internationale en science : Président (2016-now) de la commission  “Physique sans Frontières” de la Société Française de Physique.  Ancien Président du groupe interdivisions “Physics for Development” de la  European Physical Society (EPS) (2009-2015). Fondateur et ancien président de l’association  “Puya Raimondi”. Coopération scientifique avec le Pérou et l’Amérique latine (2004-). Professeur honoraire de la “Universidad  Nacional de Ingenieria  (UNI) (2005) et de la “Universidad Ricardo Palma” (2013), Lima, Pérou. Membre du bureau de l’ APSA (Association pour la Promotion Scientifique de l’Afrique) et co-organisateur des « Rencontres des jeunes chercheurs africains francophones » (2014 and 2016).

    • Closing remarks
      16h30
       Africa as a land of opportunities

      See the video

      Zinsou-Derlin Lionel

      SOUTHBRIDGE

      Fondateur, co-Président de SouthBridge, Lionel Zinsou-Derlin est un économiste franco-béninois et ancien Premier ministre de la République du Bénin (2015-2016).

      Président de la Fondation de l’École Normale Supérieure, du think tank Terra Nova, du Comité Consultatif de Microcred et Vice-Président de la Société des Amis du Musée Branly-Jacques Chirac. Il est également Administrateur des fondations Ashinaga et Sanofi.

      Lionel Zinsou-Derlin a démarré sa carrière en tant que Professeur agrégé des sciences économiques et sociales, enseignant à l’Université de Paris XIII et membre du Cabinet du ministre de l’Industrie et du Premier Ministre, M. Laurent Fabius.

      Il rejoint ensuite Danone où il occupe plusieurs fonctions, notamment Directeur du développement, Responsable des opérations des filiales britanniques et américaines, Directeur Général de la division « Épicerie » et membre du comité exécutif.

      Par la suite Associé Gérant de Rothschild & Cie, il crée et dirige le groupe sectoriel des biens de consommation ainsi que la région Afrique-Moyen Orient.

      Il est ensuite successivement Directeur Général et Président de PAI Partners.

      Lionel Zinsou-Derlin est diplômé de l’École Normale Supérieure, de Sciences Po, de la London School of Economics et de la Sorbonne en histoire et en économie.

    • 17h30
      Conclusions and recommendations

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