Regional Workshop and Meeting of Country Coordinators

Venue: CBSS, Nsukka, Nigeria
Expected participants in person: Country Coordinators, Director OAD and CBSS Staff.

Remote attendance: We invite all interested parties to join the meeting via Skype. In order to join simply connect to Kevin Govender’s skype account (user name: kevindran). We intend to be online for the entire duration of the programme below so anyone from around the world (and especially West Africa) is welcome to join for all or part of the discussions. Note that Nigeria’s time zone is at GMT+1.

MEETING PROGRAMME

Download the meeting programme for the workshop in pdf

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

1.      Courtesy call on Director, CBSS 10:00 – 10:30 am
2.      Meeting with CBSS Staff 10:30 – 11:00 am
3.      Tour of CBSS facility 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
4.      LUNCH BREAK 1:00 – 2:00 pm
5.      Meeting with Regional Office Staff 2:00 – 3:00 pm
6.      Preparation and discussions 3:00 pm onwards

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

1.      Arrival/Registration of participants/open Skype connection 9:00 – 9:30 am
2.      Introduction of participants 9:30 – 9:40 am
3.      Welcome Address by Director CBSS 9:40 – 9:50 am
4.      Goodwill message by AfAS President 9:50 – 10:00 am
5.      TEA/COFEE BREAK 10:00 – 10:30 am
6.      IAU Strategic plan by Kevin Govender 10:30 – 11:00 am
7.      Report from Regional Office by Bonaventure Okere 11:00 – 11:30 am
8.      Astronomy Development in West Africa: the way forward by Patrice Okouma 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
9.      Report from country Coordinators 12:00 – 1:00 pm
10.  LUNCH BREAK 1:00 – 2:00 pm
11.  Round Table/Open discussion 2:00 – 3:30 pm
12.  Summary and way forward 3:30 – 4:00 pm
13.  Closing/vote of thanks 4:00 pm
14.  Close Skype connection 4:15 pm
15.  Networking and face-to-face discussions 4:15 pm onwards