Wednesday, December 31, 2014



First Day, Saturday, February 14

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening: Symposium Introduction & Programme

9:35 – 10:20 a.m.
Mobilities and Identities: The Fluid Social Landscape of Sudan
Sondra Hale

10:25 – 11:10 a.m.
The Consequences of Technological Innovation for Mobility and Identity: Social Drivers and Aversions
Gada Kadoda

11:10 11:40 a.m. Break & Refreshments

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.
Informatics of Domination in Crisis Ridden Societies of North Africa and the Middle East
Atta El-Battahani

12:35 – 1:20 p.m.
Towards a Holistic Perception of Health: The Interrelationships with Identity and Mobility
Asma Elsony

1:20 2:20 p.m. Lunch

2:20 – 4:15 p.m. Panels [1 & 2] and 3D Printing Workshop

Panel 1: Global Perspectives on Education

African-American Students’ Service Learning in Africa and Latin America:  Identity and Knowledge
Creation and Transfer
John Tharakan

A Program for Linking Sudanese Professionals in the Diaspora with Those at Home 
Magdi Osman Ali

The Influence of Online Courses on Students from Developing Countries: Mobility, Identity and Performance
Khawla Osama

Migration and Education: The Exodus of East African Youth and the Role of Education 
Samson Maekele Tsegay

Panel 1 Q & A    

Panel 2:  Connectivities in Friendships, Neighbourhoods, History and Culture

The Effect of Identity on Knowledge Production
Asha Musa

Neighborhood is our Native Culture: Transformations of Neighborhoods in Khartoum and Omdurman in times of Mobility and Social Change 
Margret Otto

An Anthropological Study of the Virtual Community: Chosen Family and Open Identity 
Murtada Rudwan

Personas and Friendships: Real versus Virtual 
Mayada Abdelazim

Panel 2 Q & A    

Workshop: 3D Printing 

Mohamed Elamin, Yahia Holi and Marwan Awad (Demonstrators)

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Break & Refreshments

4:50 5:35 p.m.
Ethical challenges for knowledge production using social media
Ellen Gruenbaum

5:35 – 6:00 p.m.
DAY 1 Closing & Symposium Announcements

Second Day:  Sunday, February 15

9:00 9:10 a.m.
Introduction to the Day

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.
Nuba Community Mobility in a Conflict Situation:  Seeking Alternative Identities Beyond Borders
Guma Komey

10:05 10:50 a.m.
Conflict and Displacement:  Threatened Masculinity in Sudan
Asha Elkarib

10:55 11:45 p.m.
Migratory Trajectories of Adolescence: (Im)mobility, Place and Identity
Kasia Grabska

11:45 – 12:15 a.m.  Break & Refreshments

12:20 – 1:05 a.m.
Engendering Social Change: New Information Technologies and the Dynamics of Gender in Northern Sudan
Janice Boddy

1:10 1:55 p.m.
Women in Urban Khartoum: Changing Roles and Identities
Samia Alnagar

1:55 – 2:55 Lunch

2:55 – 4:50 p.m. Panels [3, 4 & 5]

Panel 3:   Technological Convergence and Knowledge Production

Translating Crowdmapping Initiatives in Khartoum 
Siri Lamoureaux

The Opportunities, Challenges and Problems of Mobile Identity in the Context of Knowledge Production, a Comparative Study 
Marwan Awad Ahmed Adam

Mobile Applications for Disaster Management 
Osama Yousif Fadalla and Lana M. Abdelmunim Abdallah

Climate Change and Cultural Identity in Darfur:  Preliminary Thoughts 
Fatima Salah

Panel 3 Q & A    

Panel 4: Diaspora and Knowledge Production

When Chickens Become Birds: Mobility, Forums and Knowledge Production amongst the Kom, Cameroon 
Walter Gam Nkwi

Diaspora and Identity: Unpacking My Identity 
Asma Abdel Halim

New ‘Bad Girls’ of Sudan: Women Singers in the Sudanese Diaspora 
Anita Fábos

Panel 4 Q & A    

Panel 5: Society and Technology Innovations

Technology Induced Distance and Technology Enabled Mobility: A Framework for Participatory Technology Innovation 
Marcel J. Castro Sitiriche

Social Media and Their Impact on Sudanese Society 
Weam Shawgi

Social Networks Influences on Knowledge Management in Organisations: A WhatsApp Messenger
Case Study 
Elfatih Wadidi and Salma Mamoun

The Role of Interactive Knowledge Sharing Platforms in Influencing Sudanese Identity Features:
Foresighting Sudan 2030 
Wigdan Seedahmed and Nada Ali

Panel 5 Q & A    

4:50 5:15 p.m. Break & Refreshments

5:15 – 6:00
Emerging Futures for Knowledge Production in Sudan: Identities, Mobilities and Social Media
Gada Kadoda (Facilitator)

7:30 – 9:30
Symposium Dinner

Third Day:  Monday, February 16

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Introduction to the Day and to the Speakers for the IGNITE Talks

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Ignite Talks
Nada Ali (Facilitator)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Knowledge Production Futures in Sudan (Group Work)

11:30 12:00 Break & Refreshments

12:00 – 1:30
Group Presentations & Discussion

1:30 – 2:30 Lunch

2:30 – 3:30
Participants’ Reflections, Symposium Closing & Overview of Evening Programme

7:30 – 9:30
Film Night
Fatima Salah (Facilitator)

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