2. Budapest Africa Forum
(2-3 November 2015)

2. November 2015
Venue: Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9.


8:15 – Transfer to the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
8:00 – 8:45  Registration
8:50 – 9:00 Family Photo
9:00 – 10:00  Opening remarks (Moderator: Mr. Endre Kovács, deputy-chief of press, MFAT)

  • Mr. Domokos Szász, Vice-president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Handover of the draft text of the Agreement on educational Cooperation between the Government of Hungary and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade is going to ceremonially hand over the draft text to H.E. Franck Mwe di Malila, Deputy-minister of International Relations and Regional Integration)

  • H.E. Franck Mwe di Malila, Deputy-minister of International Relations and Regional Integration
  • H.E. László Palkovics, State Secretary for Higher Education

   
10:00 – 10:30  Signature of the respective bilateral agreements on education


Signature of the Educational exchange programme between the Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary (signatories: H.E. László Palkovics, State Secretary for Higher Education of Hungary and H.E. Dr. Kaba Urgessa, State Minister for Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)


Signature of the Educational exchange programme between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kenya and the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary (signatories: H.E. László Palkovics, State Secretary for Higher Education of Hungary and H.E. Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary of the Republic of Kenya)      


10:30 – 11:00  Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30  Speeches of the Representatives of African alumni
(Moderator: Mr. Endre Kovács, deputy-chief of press, MFAT)

  • Dr. Zoltán Dubéczi, Secretary general of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference
  • H.E. Joseph Bol Chan, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of South Sudan
  • H.E. Benjamin Spencer Kwaku Dagadu, Deputy Energy Minister of the Republic of Ghana
  • Maria Sarungi, former member of the Constituent Assembly of Tanzania, Director of Miss Universe Tanzania
  • France Mutombo, President of the Foundation for Africa

13:00 – 14:30  Buffet Lunch
14:30 – 16:15  “Innovation in Education”, workshop
Short introduction of the Department for Science Diplomacy, by Antal Nikodémus, Head of Department (Moderator: Balázs Varsányi, Department for Science Diplomacy)

  • Recondo Studio Kft.
  • Global Connect Academy
  • Mozaik Education
  • Neticle Technologies Kft.
  • Pilots Simulation Center

16:15 – 16:30  Technical break
16:30 – 17:30  „Succesful Hungarian entrepreneurs and business opportunities in Africa”
Moderator: Imre Hanyecz, Hungarian Tradehouse

  • Dispomedicor (Mr. Antal Nagy, CEO)
  • Dunai Repülőgépgyár Zrt. (Mr. László Szendrői, export and marketing director)
  • Investment Opportunities in the Export Sector of Ghana (Mr. Gideon Kwame Boye Quarcoo, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority)
  • Gremound (Mr. László Farkas, Executive director)
  • CitySIM

19:00 – 21:00  Reception on the Europe Boat

Welcome speech delivered by H.E. Csaba Balogh, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Cultural program: Sena Dagadu


3. November 2015
Official visit of the Szent István University in Gödöllő
8:00        Departure from the Budapest Marriott Hotel
9:30 – 11:00    Introduction and presentations
Venue: Szent Istvan University, ground floor Rector’s Meeting Hall, Gödöllő
Agenda:

  • Presentation on the missions and activities of Szent Istvan University (Prof. János Tőzsér, rector)
  • Presentation on international affairs: degree and exchange programmes, projects, cooperations (Prof. István Szabó, Director for International Relations)
  • Presentation on Hungarian Agriculture (Prof. István Fehér, professor emeritus, ex deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Presentation of the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center (Dr. Barnabás Jenes, Director General, NARIC)


11:00 – 12:00    Campus visit
Introduction of the accredited laboratory and the Engineering Information Center of the University
12:00 – 12:30    Transfer to the Lázár Equestrian Park
13:00 – 15:30    Lunch and horse show at the Lázár Equestrian Park
Welcome speech delivered by H.E. László Szabó, Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs and Trade