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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

THE 14th IUCEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE  ON  27TH JUNE 2023, KIGALI SERENA HOTEL, RWANDA

THEME: “The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence”

 PROGRAMME

SESSION 1: OPENING CEREMONY
TIME ACTIVITY
Chairperson: Dr. Didas Muganga Kayihura- Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda
8:30 – 9.00 Arrival and Registration of Participants
9:00 – 9:05 The arrival of the Guest of Honour
9:05 – 9:15 National Anthem of the Republic of Rwanda

EAC Anthem

IUCEA Prayer

9:15 – 10:15  Welcome Remarks by Prof. Gaspard BANYANKIMBONA – The Executive Secretary of IUCEA

Remarks by Prof. Callixte KABERA – IUCEA Executive Committee Chairperson

Statements by IUCEA Partners

10:15 – 10:30 Statement by Hon. Dr. Peter MATHUKI – EAC Secretary General
10:30 – 10:45 Speech and Official Opening by the Chief Guest Hon Min Dr. Valentine UWAMARIYA – Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda
10:45– 11.00 Keynote Presentation I:

“The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Digital Transformation: The Place of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education.” Mr. John Hall, Chief Product & Technology Officer, African Leadership University, Rwanda.

11:05– 11:45 GROUP PHOTO & HEALTH BREAK
SESSION 2 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
Chairperson: Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo – Vice Chancellor, Kampala International University, Uganda.
11:45– 12:15 Keynote Presentation II:

The Future of Data-Driven Higher Education

Prof. Gerald OUMA- Director, Institutional Planning at the University of Pretoria

12:15 -12:45 The Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Higher Education.

1.   Prof. Baylie Damtie Yeshita, Vice Chancellor of Kepler College, Rwanda 

2.   Prof Jude LUBEGA – Vice Chancellor, Nkumba University, Uganda

12:45– 13:00 Questions and Answers
13:00– 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
SESSION 3 – PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Chairperson: Dr. Wardah M. Rajab Gyagenda, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Kampala University
14:00– 15:00 Panel Discussions I: Quality Assurance and the Opportunities and Challenges of AI on Higher Education.

1.   Prof. Charles RURANGA- ACE 2 Data Science, University of Rwanda

2.   Prof. John Peter OPIO – Professor, Gulu University

3.   Mr. Essa Mohamedali – Director of the Tanzania AI Lab & Community

4.   Prof. John Akech – Vice Chancellor, University of Juba

5.   Dr Moise Busogi – Assistant Teaching Professor, CMU-Africa

6.   Prof. AL-ATHWARI, Baseem – Smart Computing, Kyungdong University- Global Campus

 

Questions and Answers

Chairperson: Dr. Vincent Ogutu, Vice Chancellor, Strathmore University

 

15:00– 16:00 Panel Discussions II: Regional Artificial Intelligence Initiatives for Socio-Economic Transformation of East Africa

1.     Mr. Didier NKURIKIYIMFURA- Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, Smart Africa Innovation

2.     Mr. John KAMARA- Founder and Global Chief Executive Officer, Adanian Labs Founder

3.     Mr. Luxolo RUBUSHE- Managing Director of Education, Adapt IT

4.     Mr. John MATOGO- Corporate Social Responsibility Leader for Middle East & Africa, IBM

5.     Ms. Esther KUNDA – Director General Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Ministry of ICT and Innovation Rwanda

Questions and Answers

16:00– 16:20 HEALTH BREAK
16:20– 16:40 Resolution of the Conference – Prof. Idris Rai, Deputy Executive Secretary, IUCEA
16:40– 17:00 Official Closure by:

Executive Secretary, IUCEA

Chairperson Executive Committee, IUCEA

Representative Host: Dr Sylvia Mucyo, Vice Chancellor Rwanda Polytechnic,

19.00– 21.00 **Networking Session**

 

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