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Monday, December 9 • 09:15 - 10:15
Roundtable: iDevelopment: IP, ICT & Innovation

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iDevelopment: IP, ICT & Innovation
An introduction to debates about the role of IP, information and communication technology (ICTs) and innovation in promoting development, with an overview of the aims and contents of two newly launched books in the field: Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa and Connecting ICTs to Development.
YouTube video of this roundtable.

Moderators
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Heloise Emdon

Heloise Emdon is the Manager International Projects at Carleton University, Ottawa. She was the program leader of two IDRC programs: Acacia – ICTs for Development (Africa) and Innovation for Inclusive Development (global). Heloise has over two decades of experience in ICTs and communications for social and economic development. She began her career in cooperative scientific programs at CSIR in South Africa and worked for a decade as a... Read More →

Speakers
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Laurent Elder

From 1999 to 2004, Elder was in Senegal at IDRC’s office for West and Central Africa. There, he worked with the Acacia initiative, a program looking into the impact of information and communication technologies in Africa. Elder has also worked at Canada’s Department of Finance and began his career in France, researching issues related to French history and international relations. Elder holds an international master’s in... Read More →
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Richard Fuchs

Rich Fuchs served as IDRC’s first Director of Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) from 2001-06. During his tenure he led the major growth of the ICT4D programming there, with major new externally financed initiatives including the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas, Connectivity Africa, and Telecentre.Org- a partnership that continues to this day with the Microsoft Corporation. Rich has worked with... Read More →
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Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, (Common Law Section) and he is a faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and the Environmental Law Group. A member of the Open AIR network, his recent book is Intellectual Property in Global Governance (Routledge, 2012).
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Tobias Schonwetter

Dr Tobias Schonwetter is Director of the IP Unit in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), African Regional Coordinator for Creative Commons (CC), co-Principal Investigator for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former co-Principal Investigator for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright (UCT Press... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 09:15 - 10:15
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming