Workshop on Sudanese Internet Content -- 28 - 29 January -- Mamoun Beheiry Centre
Forum on Knowledge Sharing -- 30 January -- Ewa Hotel
Masterclass on Knowledge Audits -- 31 January -- Corinthia Hotel
Reverse Brainstorm Session on Virtual Work -- 1 February -- Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation

Workshop Learning by Doing Sessions


9.15 – 10.00am on Sunday 29 January (PARRALEL Sessions)

Increasing Audience Skills to differentiate between Knowledge and Information

Yousif Imam and Hisham Malasi (Coordinators)
Future University

This session explores the Knowledge Age and the impact to changing the way we produce knowledge. The capabilities in critical thinking and how that skills adapted to enrich the knowledge content, the audiences develop capability in critical and creative thinking as they learn to generate and evaluate knowledge, clarify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, consider alternatives and solve problems. Critical and creative thinking are integral to activities that require audiences to think broadly and deeply using skills, behaviours and dispositions such as reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation in all areas at their field and in their lives beyond.

Critical and creative thinking are fundamental to becoming successful learners. Thinking that is productive, purposeful and intentional is at the centre of effective learning. By applying a sequence of thinking skills, audiences develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the processes they can employ whenever they encounter problems, unfamiliar information and new ideas. In addition, the progressive development of knowledge about thinking and the practice of using thinking strategies can increase students’ motivation for, and management of, their own learning. They become more confident and autonomous problem-solvers and thinkers.

We will discuss the difference between knowledge and information, and between container and content, as well as the danger of false knowledge. The larger the island of knowledge grows, and the longer the shoreline where knowledge meets ignorance extends, the more we know, the more we can ask. This discussion will lead us to explore the knowledge gap and the black holes between data and knowledge, as well the development of new capacities for action.

VAS in Sudan: Dependencies, Challenges and Opportunities

Ihab Twfiq/Ahmed Elshaikh/Lna Mohamed (Coordinators)
Jawali/Zain Telecom/Sudanese Knowledge Society

The session aims to discuss the telecom vas content in general, and their dependencies, challenges and opportunities. Asking questions as to what are the challenges of VAS in Sudan (People, Governance, Business, Infrastructure) are. What is the role of VAS in Ecosystems in general? Finally, what are the opportunities for these services in developing core development aspects like Education? 

This will be through studying some of the factors that affect the growth of VAS in Sudan, such as:
·         Operators
  • Service providers.
  • People.
  • Governance.
  • Infrastructures facilitating all of the above.
Session Outline:
The session will break into three presentations, which cover all the three main aspects that affect the VAS industry in Sudan by following unified theme through all these sections:

1.     Telecommunication Operator Marketing.
2.     VAS Business Owner.
3.     Infrastructure.

After those presentation there will be a mini competition with an intention of engaging the audience as we are expecting there will be different categories of people attending the session including (Students, Professionals, Educators, Fresh graduates, etc.) and let them think further about how the VAS industry can impact their lives and their communities.

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