Angola

Angola

BEGINS ON

08 November 2019

23

Days

16

Hours

24

Minutes

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NEF Ambassador – Angola

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE IN Angola

ASW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

OUR 2019 PROGRAM

November

08th

AFRICA SCIENCE WEEK CONFERENCE (The Science at the Center of the Development of Angola)

8:00 – 4:30

TBD

Resume: It’s time to encourage the scientific revolution in Africa. Accelerating Africa’s knowledge-based development through science-based policies and investments is important for stimulating long-term growth and well-being. Africa is a continent where the consumer base, entrepreneurial ambitions and local innovation are growing. Our objective during this conference is to bring together all stakeholders on issues of concern and to identify the effective means to support this ecosystem (the space of Science in: environment, agriculture, legal, medicine, education, water, art fields etc.). Panel discussions / TED-like presentations: 1. SCIENCE & LAW – Topics around legal research, research laboratories and available financial solutions to research. How scientific research is conducted. What scientific resources are available or missing? – Analyze and measure the legal problems in science and the problems of law to science. How quickly scientific information changes and how often the legal system follows these changes. 2. EDUCATION: – How educational institutions are stimulating Young people to follow STEAM careers? – The importance of research labs, innovation labs, and incubators to accelerate science and innovation – The importance of provincial and national scientific competitions. – The need of collaboration frameworks between Universities, private sectors and industries to harness and promote scientific researches produced in Academies 3. HEALTH: – The role of scientific research to create products and solutions that can save lives! – The need for more scientists to jointly solve public health problems collaboratively. – Which scientific solutions or health products we’re currently creating in Angola? 4. AGRICULTURE (FOOD): – The role of Scientific research In the Agriculture. 5. WATER – The role of scientific research to improve the quality of water. 6. SCINCE & ENVIRONMENT (NATURE) – How science can help in studying and preventing natural disasters. – Conversations on the Climate Change (Meteorology) 7. ENERGY – How scientific research can improve the quality of the energy. – Renewable energy, what future for Angola? 8. INDUSTRY – The role of Angolan industries to promote and harness the scientific researches. 9. RESEARCH CENTERS – The state of the research centers in Angola – Challenges, achievements and the future perspectives NOTE: Some of these panel discussions will take place in different rooms in the proposed venue. Here are some other events / programs happening during the two days of this Conference: a) PITCH SESSIONS: – It will be a unique opportunity for emerging scientists, innovators and investors to take part in the conference and pitch their ideas or projects. – These sessions will happen in the intervals (breaks) between the panel discussions. b) EXPOSITION- INNOVATION (SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION MADE IN ANGOLA). – Expo / Fair partnership with a local university/school or a public institution. The event should feature 10 to 30 science students, innovators, start-ups and other organizations with scientific projects to exhibit how science and technology is revolutionizing the continent.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE DINNER & CELEBRATION

8:30 – 9:40

TBD

A Dinner (on Friday) from 6pm to 10pm in order to celebrate women in science. It aims to: – Promote women in science include featuring a top woman scientist every day, allowing young scientists to do a meet-and-greet with the featured woman scientist and having her deliver a keynote address to a university or a large audience. – Support women in scientific research and encourage more women to pursue a scientific career. – Inspire women and girls by offering them a hands-on learning experience with women scientists and to value and pursue science, technology, engineering careers. – Award 5-10 top and recognized women contributing in different scientific areas in Angola There’ll be a panel discussion around the topics bellow: – Empowering women through science and engineering – Advocating for the inclusion and gender diversity of women in science and technology. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama.

STEAM COMPETITION (2nd Edition)

9:00 – 6:00

MEDIATECA DO CAZENGA

Resume: This program aims to enroll and convene students from different schools and universities (public and private), and create teams which can participate individually or collectively on the programs referred to below, in order to gather knowledge, skills in 3 days, and with them, create a solution, idea or technological and / or scientific project that will be presented and evaluated on the third day. Three of the winning projects will be awarded. The competition can be hold by Sponsor/Companies aims to support innovative educational projects. The theme of the competition can be chosen by Sponsors and Companies for the participants to resolve it. This competition will be an opportunity for internal and external partners to measure the intellectual, technological or scientific adaptation of Angolan entrepreneurs / students. Below are the programs that should take place within this competition: a) Bootcamps: Interactive and accelerated classes with the aim of teaching and empowering young people with the basic knowledge on some subjects such as: • Design Thinking • Creation of a Business Model with CANVAS • Scientific Research Methodology • Robotics, Electronics and Cyber Security • The 4th Industrial Revolution and its emerging technologies

November

09th

AFRICA SCIENCE WEEK CONFERENCE (The Impact of Digital Economy)

8:30 – 2:30

Banco Económico Auditorium.

Resume: The second day of the conference aims to invite tech-startups, tech entrepreneurs and companies to discuss simultaneously in group and round tables the impact of DIGITAL ECONOMY IN ANGOLA and its contributions to improve different areas. All the participants will choose the group they want to be part of, according to the topics/areas presented bellow and create a round table to discuss the impact of the digital economy on that area, and finally present their insights. Each round table will be anticipated by a presentation by an expertise. Panel discussions / Round Tables: 1. THE DIGITAL ECONOMY VS FINTECH (THE STARTUPS ECOSSYTEM) – Disruptive Fintech innovations – How Fintech can accelerate the Digital Economy in Angola. – Gateway Payments (Digital Payments) – The role of Accelerators, Incubators, Innovation Centers and IT Labs to promote innovation. 2. THE DIGITAL ECONOMY IN ARTIFITIAL INTELIGENCE AND BIG DATA – How and what applications of Artificial Intelligence (Nanotechnology and Robotics) and Big Data (Cloud computing) can promote the Digital Economy in Angola? 3. THE E-COMMERCE – The role of E-commerce in promoting the Digital Economy? 4. THE MOBILITY AND LOGISTICS – How can the Digital Economy help improve mobility and logistics processes in Angola? 5. THE RURAL COMMUNITIES – How to promote technological solutions in the rural areas? – The role of the private sector IT companies in supporting social initiatives to promote the digital inclusion in Angola. 6. THE CONNECTIVITY (THE INTERNET) – The Impact of Internet Quality on Digital Economy Promotion in Angola.

STEAM COMPETITION (2nd Edition)

9:00 – 6:00

MEDIATECA DO CAZENGA

Resume: This program aims to enroll and convene students from different schools and universities (public and private), and create teams which can participate individually or collectively on the programs referred to below, in order to gather knowledge, skills in 3 days, and with them, create a solution, idea or technological and / or scientific project that will be presented and evaluated on the third day. Three of the winning projects will be awarded. The competition can be hold by Sponsor/Companies aims to support innovative educational projects. The theme of the competition can be chosen by Sponsors and Companies for the participants to resolve it. This competition will be an opportunity for internal and external partners to measure the intellectual, technological or scientific adaptation of Angolan entrepreneurs / students. Below are the programs that should take place within this competition: a) Bootcamps: Interactive and accelerated classes with the aim of teaching and empowering young people with the basic knowledge on some subjects such as: • Design Thinking • Creation of a Business Model with CANVAS • Scientific Research Methodology • Robotics, Electronics and Cyber Security • The 4th Industrial Revolution and its emerging technologies

November

10th

STEAM COMPETITION (2nd Edition)

9:00 – 6:00

MEDIATECA DO CAZENGA

Resume: This program aims to enroll and convene students from different schools and universities (public and private), and create teams which can participate individually or collectively on the programs referred to below, in order to gather knowledge, skills in 3 days, and with them, create a solution, idea or technological and / or scientific project that will be presented and evaluated on the third day. Three of the winning projects will be awarded. The competition can be hold by Sponsor/Companies aims to support innovative educational projects. The theme of the competition can be chosen by Sponsors and Companies for the participants to resolve it. This competition will be an opportunity for internal and external partners to measure the intellectual, technological or scientific adaptation of Angolan entrepreneurs / students. Below are the programs that should take place within this competition: a) Bootcamps: Interactive and accelerated classes with the aim of teaching and empowering young people with the basic knowledge on some subjects such as: • Design Thinking • Creation of a Business Model with CANVAS • Scientific Research Methodology • Robotics, Electronics and Cyber Security • The 4th Industrial Revolution and its emerging technologies

November

12th

AFRICA SCIENCE WEEK CONFERENCE (Igniting the Power of Science and Technology)

4:30 – 8:30

ISPLC, CABINDA, Universidade 11 de Novembro Auditorium

Resume: This event will take place in a University in Cabinda (Another Province) and aims to raise local contribution on two main topics: a) Igniting the Power of Science b) The Fourth Industrial Revolution – The disruption of the emerging technologies Here are some other events / programs proposed to take place on this same day: a) Visitation to an Industry: We are looking forward to take students from different primary and secondary schools to visit an industry and learn interactively the application of science in the production process.

November

13th

ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION

4:30 – 9:00

CASA REDES

Resume: This is event aims to convene artists in an Arts Competition. It will also have a panel discussion to talk about the “Contemporary and Digital Art”.

November

15th

VISITATION DAY

8:30 – 12:30

TBD

Resume: This day aims to gather students from different schools and the participants of the STEAM competition to: a) Visit a Laboratory: b) Visit an industry or innovation center c) Visit a Data Center

November

16th

SCIENCE OPEN DAY (2nd Edition)

8:30 – 4:30

TBD

Resume: This program aims to bring together Scientists, startups and Tech- Companies in a rural community in the province of Luanda or Bengo, and expose scientific and technological solutions to them in a public school and inspire them through two science motivational speeches, also award some basic scientific ideas that we find in there. Some other events taking place during this day: a) Science Expo and Caravan b) Training session or Courses for professionals (Empowerment Day) c) Donation of books for the creation of small school libraries d) Competition and awarding of outstanding children in the community

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