Please download our detailled conference programme here:

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Overview of the conference programme


Day 1: September 26, 2018

09:00    Arrival and Registration
09:30    Welcome and Introductory Remarks
10:00    Opening Address 1
10:30    Opening Address 2
11:00    Session 1 “ICT for Development: Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa”

12:00    Lunch
13:00    Session 2 “Digitalisation of the City”
14:00    Session 3 “Gender and ICT”
14:45    Coffee Break
15:15     Walk to the river Neckar
16:00    Social Programme: Punting on the river Neckar*
18:00    Keynote Lecture #1

20:00    Conference Dinner*

Day 2: September 27, 2018

09:00    Welcome Back and Organisational Remarks
09:15    Keynote Lecture #2
10:30    Short Lecture
11:00    Session 4 “African Governmental Approaches to Digitalisation”
12:00    Lunch
13:00    Lightning Talks and Discussion “German-African Cooperation on ICT in Business and Development”
14:00    Networking Session with refreshments
15:30    Session 5 “Local Use and Appropriation of ICT“
17:00    Coffee Break
17:30    Panel Discussion “Digitalisation in Africa – Chances and Risks for Human Rights and Development”
18:30    End of Conference


 *Social Programme and Conference Dinner: The cost for these activities is included in the participation fee.




The Keynote Lecture #1 will be delivered by Koliwe Majama, ICT consultant from Zimbabwe. Her talk is entitled: "Exlporing Africa's Digitalisation Agenda in the Context of Promoting Civil Liberties".
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Social programme: we will go punting on the river Neckar. This is a traditional activity in Tübingen, Germany.


Photo Credit: Laura Schelenz

The conference dinner will take place at the Bootshaus Tübingen. We look forward to an inspiring exchange over excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere.


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