CONFERENCE

 

VENUE: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
31 October -- 2 November 2007


The Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) will organize an international academic conference based on the Norway-South Africa research programme, October 31st- November 2nd. The University of Oslo will be hosting the conference at Harald Schjelderups House (the Psychology Building), Forskningsveien 3, UiO.

 

The conference will be open for any interested participants and invitations will be extended to relevant institutions in both South Africa and Norway , particularly those that have been or are participating in the bilateral research cooperation programme.

 

Any further queries may be directed to:

 

Jan M. Haakonsen, jha@rcn.no, tel. +47 22 03 72 54

or

Siphokazi Ndudane (”Mpozi”), sndudane@nrf.ac.za , tel +27(0)12 481 42 77

 

 

programme

 

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Time

Event

13:00 – 14:00

Registration

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome, Geir Ellingsrud, Rector of the University of Oslo

14:10 – 14:15

Musical intermezzo – Inkululeko Cultural Group

14:15 – 14:25

Opening & Introduction of ministers , Arvid Hallén, Director General, The Research Council of Norway

 

14:25 – 14:35

14:35 – 14:45

Addresses
Hon. Tora Aasland, Minister of Education and Research, Norway
Hon. Mosibudi Mangena, Minister of Science & Technology, South Africa

14:45 -15:00

Musical intermezzo – Inkululeko Cultural Group

Session 1

KEYNOTE SPEECHES:

15:00 -15:30

Historical cooperation between South Africa and Norway, prof. Ole Danbolt Mjøs

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:05

Musical intermezzo – Inkululeko Cultural Group

16:05 – 16:35

Keynote Speech: Building permanent research links between Norway and South Africa, Prof. Mzamo Mangaliso, NRF

16:35 – 16:45

Musical performance – Inkululeko Cultural Group

16:45

Closing session 1

18:30

Reception at the South African Embassy (by special invitation)

 

 

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Time

Event

08:30-09:30

Registration cont.

Session 2

The South Africa - Norway Research Co-operation Programme

09:30-10:00

Keynote speech: How the Co-operation Programme became a reality,
Amb. Per Grimstad

10:00 – 10:15

Questions and discussion

10:15 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

Summary of outcomes of the Co-operation:Presentation of project results / book launching

11:00 – 11:30

Discussion

11:45 – 12:00

Book launch

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Session 3a: Research results within the areas of Health & medical sciences and HIV/AIDS

Session 3b: Research results within the areas of ICT/Education

13:00 – 13:15

Introduction

Introduction

13:15 – 13:45

Health & medical sciences presentation
Soraya Maart &

Camilla Hansen

ICT-presentation
Prof. Jean WA Cleymans &
Prof. Laszlo Csernai

13:45 – 14:15

Discussion

Discussion

14:15-14:45

Coffee break

Coffee break

14:45-15:15

HIV/AIDS presentation
Dr. Upjeet Chandan &
Prof. Karsten Hundeide

Education presentation
Prof. Zubeida K. Desai &

Prof. Birgit Brock-Utne

15:15 – 15:45

Discussion

Discussion

15:45-16:00

Summary and conclusion

Summary and conclusion

19:30

Dinner (by special invitation)


Friday, 2 November 2007

Time

Event

09:00

Session 4a: Research results within the areas of Environment, ecology & energy

Session 4b: Governance, democratisation and social development; and Economic growth & globalisation

09:00– 09:15

Introduction

Introduction

09:15 – 09:45

Environment, ecology & energy presentation
Prof. Hindrik Bouwman &
Anuschka Polder

Environmental pollution: the results of current and future collaboration

Governance, democratisation and social development presentation
Edward Lahiff
Dr. Espen Sjaastad

09:45 – 10:15

Discussion

Discussion

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

Coffee break

10:45 – 11:15

Aquatic sciences presentation
Dr. Paul Cowley &
Dr. Tor Fredrik Næsje

Telemetry applications for improved aquatic resource management: An evaluation of the impacts of the SA/Norway Research Collaboration Agreement.

Economic growth and governance presentation
Prof. Sufian H. Bukurura &
Prof. Terje Tvedt

11:15 – 11:45

Discussion

Discussion

11:45 – 12:00

Summary and conclusion

Summary and conclusion

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Session 5:Capacity building and researcher training

13:00 – 13:15

Introduction

13:15 – 13:45

Researcher training: Experiences of a young South African and a young Norwegian researcher
Dr. Vuyokazi Nomlomo

Dr. Eva B. Thorstad

13:45 – 14:00

Discussion

14:00

Tea/Coffee break

14:30

Session 6: Future visions

14:30-14:45

Introduction: Future Cooperative Mechanisms and Instruments, Dr. Chris Scheffer, DST

14:45 – 15:30

Keynote Speech: Building permanent research links between Norway and South Africa, Prof. Mzamo Mangaliso, NRF

15:30 – 16.15

Panel discussion: Future development co-operation between the two countries: Perspectives and priorities

16:15 - 16:30

Closing remarks

16:30

End of conference

20:00

Reception at Cosmopolite (by special invitation)

21:30

Concert at Cosmopolite featuring Simphiwe Dana of South Africa. (Address: Møllergata 26, doors open at 20:00, tickets NOK 250)

 

Note: All titles of presentations are indicative only. Final titles will be determined by the speakers themselves.