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20201029T1350 20201029T1600 Africa/Harare AfriAlliance Innovation Brokerage Event: Climate proof IWRM

The purpose of AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Events (IBE) is to serve as a matching platform for universities, science councils and companies in water and climate change with potential collaborators, funders and investors to facilitate commercialisation, awareness and better uptake of their innovations. The topic of the Innovation Bridge Events follows from the overarching theme of the AfriAlliance project which is to foster social innovation related to climate change and water. Social Innovation in AfriAlliance means tackling societal, water-related challenges arising from climate change by combining the technological & non-technological dimensions of innovation. 

Social innovation consists of new combinations (or hybrids of existing and new) products, processes and services. In order to succeed, social innovation needs to pay attention to technological dimensions as well as non-technological dimensions: 1) technology, 2) capacity development, 3) governance structures and 4) business road map. As such, these four dimensions of the social innovation process cut across organisational, sectoral and disciplinary boundaries and imply new patterns of stakeholder involvement and learning. The AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Events are specifically designed to facilitate the dialogue across these boundaries in order to foster social innovation for water and climate.

This 5th edition of the AfriAlliance IBE will address social innovation and its four dimensions gathering diverse stakeholders across all levels of government and the sectors of climate, water, environment, sustainability and innovation, inter alia. The session will consist of technology exhibitions and demonstrations and a follow up plenary discussion on fostering tech ...

Virtual 4 21st WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium waternet@waternetonline.org

The purpose of AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Events (IBE) is to serve as a matching platform for universities, science councils and companies in water and climate change with potential collaborators, funders and investors to facilitate commercialisation, awareness and better uptake of their innovations. The topic of the Innovation Bridge Events follows from the overarching theme of the AfriAlliance project which is to foster social innovation related to climate change and water. Social Innovation in AfriAlliance means tackling societal, water-related challenges arising from climate change by combining the technological & non-technological dimensions of innovation. 

Social innovation consists of new combinations (or hybrids of existing and new) products, processes and services. In order to succeed, social innovation needs to pay attention to technological dimensions as well as non-technological dimensions: 1) technology, 2) capacity development, 3) governance structures and 4) business road map. As such, these four dimensions of the social innovation process cut across organisational, sectoral and disciplinary boundaries and imply new patterns of stakeholder involvement and learning. The AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Events are specifically designed to facilitate the dialogue across these boundaries in order to foster social innovation for water and climate.

This 5th edition of the AfriAlliance IBE will address social innovation and its four dimensions gathering diverse stakeholders across all levels of government and the sectors of climate, water, environment, sustainability and innovation, inter alia. The session will consist of technology exhibitions and demonstrations and a follow up plenary discussion on fostering technological innovations for further development, uptake and commercialization.

Session Agenda

Time

Agenda item & speakers


14.00 – 14.05 (CAT)

13.00 – 13.05 (CET)

Welcome, introduction (AA context) by the master of ceremony

Prof. Jean-Marie Kileshye, WaterNet (on AfriAlliance and its Innovation Bridge Events –IBE)

14.05 – 14.10 (CAT)

13.05 – 13.10 (CET)

Keynote :

Ms. Charafat Afailal, Expert in water resources & former Minister in charge of water of the Kingdom of Morocco (on the groundwater contract: a social innovation for the governance of groundwater)

14.10 – 14.20 (CAT)

13.10 – 13.20 (CET)

Introduction to the innovators' pitches and the organization into breakout groups (2 min): 

Mr. Edouard Boinet, INBO 

Innovation pitches (8 pitches of 1 min each, 1 for each innovator).

14.20 – 15.25 (CAT)

13.20 – 14.25 (CET)

(5 minutes to account for the logistics / change of rooms)

In 2 rounds: the 1st half hour with the 1st half of the innovators, the 2nd half hour with the second half of innovators.
Each innovator will have 7 minutes to present his innovation to you in more details, in particular through a questions & answers exercise with you: so prepare your questions during the Innovation pitches!

- Group 1 with the 1st half of participants in the same plenary virtual meeting room.


Moderator:

- Ms. Tendai Chibarabada, WaterNet


14.20 – 14.50 (CAT) / 13 .20 – 13 .50 (CET) : 

ROUND 1 

  1. Mr. Brian Lewis, Director, Envirosan Sanitation Solutions, on the "EaziSplit toilet" 
  2. Mr. Farid Traore, Researcher in Natural Resources Management, Burkina Faso Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) 
  3. Dr. Jane Olwoch, Executive Director, Southern African Science Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL), on the project "WeMAST" (Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment)
  4. Mr. Johan Oost, Managing director, WetSkills Foundation 


14.50 – 14.55 (CAT) / 13 .50 – 13 .55 (CET) : 

Change of rooms (for innovators only)


14.55 – 15.25 (CAT) / 13 .55 – 14.25 (CET) : 

ROUND 2 

  1. Mr. Thierry Labrosse, Director General, ENERGIS 
  2. Mr. John Kaganga, Director, Kikandwa Environmental Association, 
  3. Mr. Phumlani Xolani Ntshangase, Co-Founder, Vidly IT 
  1. Ms. Vanessa Tshite, Climate Change, Energy and Resilience Professional Officer, ICLEI 

- Group 2 with the 2nd half of participants in the Group 2 virtual room.


Moderator:

- Mr. Edouard Boinet, INBO


14.20 – 14.50 (CAT) / 13 .20 – 13 .50 (CET) : 

ROUND 1

  1. Mr. Thierry Labrosse, Director General, ENERGIS 
  2. Mr. John Kaganga, Director, Kikandwa Environmental Association,
  3. Mr. Phumlani Xolani Ntshangase, Co-Founder, Vidly IT
  4. Ms. Vanessa Tshite, Climate Change, Energy and Resilience Professional Officer, ICLEI


14.50 – 14.55 (CAT) / 13 .50 – 13 .55 (CET) : 

Change of rooms (for innovators only)


14.55 – 15.25 (CAT) / 13 .55 – 14.25 (CET) : 

ROUND 2 

  1. Mr. Brian Lewis, Director, Envirosan Sanitation Solutions, on the "EaziSplit toilet"
  2. Mr. Farid Traore, Researcher in Natural Resources Management, Burkina Faso Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA)
  3. Dr. Jane Olwoch, Executive Director, Southern African Science Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL), on the project "WeMAST" (Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment)
  4. Mr. Johan Oost, Managing director, WetSkills Foundation
Vidly IT
Co-Founder
INERA
Attendee
International Network of Basin Organizations
Project manager, consortium partner of AfriAlliance
OiEau
Project Manager
WaterNet Trust
Executive Manager
WaterNet
Moderator
CSIR
Attendee
Prof. Joerg Helmschrot
SASSCAL
Speaker
Mr. Albano Santos
SASSCAL
Software developer
UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE
ATTENDEE
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