October 23-24 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Hilton Sandton, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, South Africa 2146.  To visit venue kindly click here

Day One Monday 23rd October 2006

8.00 - 9am


9 - 10.30am

Welcome Address by Mr Belkacem Smaili, Coordinator, Human Resource Development, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Overview of Human Resource Development in Africa and the Synergies with ICT

  • Prof Firmino Mucavele, Chief Executive, NEPAD
  • Julius Kaberere, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Sizo Mhlanga, African Information Society Initiative, Economic Commission for   Africa
10.30 - 11.00am Coffee Break

11.00 am- 00.30pm

The Role of Governments in Creating an Enabling Environment for the use of ICT in Human Resource and Skills Development

  • Mr Era Aregay-Chief Human Resource Manager / Ms Isabel Kaila, Information    Systems Analyst, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Dawid Swart – Managing Director – Vizual Business Tools (Pty) Ltd
  • Basani Baloyi, Chief Director, Human Resource Management, Department of Communications, South Africa
Chair: Mrs Jane Wambui Chege, Senior Assistant Director Human Resource Management, Ministry of State for Public Service, Kenya

00.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30 - 2.30pm

Breakout groups to consider various E- and telecommunications, opportunities and identification of best practice with outlined benefits for users


Infrastructure and policy requirements in harnessing the use of ICT
Ms Lily E Johwa, Assistant Director (HRM), Botswana Public Service

Empowering career and professional development of workforce using ICT
Facilitator: Alan Hosking, Editorial Director, HR Future Network

Empowering universities in career and skills development using
Facilitator: Dr Cookie Govender, Stream Leader: Training & Development University of Johannesburg

Skills / entrepreneurship development using ICT
Facilitator:Lance Petersen

2.30 - 3.00pm

Tea Break

3.00 - 3.30pm

Feed back from the break out sessions

3.30 - 5.00pm

Role of ICT as a Tool for Human Resource and Skills Development: Challenges and Potential Solutions

  • Dr Henry Chasia, Executive Deputy Person, E-Africa Commission, NEPAD
  • Tina James, Icteum consulting South Africa
  • Paul Devine, Global Vision, South Africa
Chair :  Mr Yateendranath Ramkhelawon, Deputy Director HRM, Ministry of Civil Service & Administrative Reform, Mauritius



Day 2 Tuesday 24th October 2006

8.00 - 9.00am


9.00 - 10.30am

Outsourcing as a Viable Option: Impact on Human Resource and Employees Skills Development

  • Dr. Newton Kulundu, Minister of Labour and Human Resources, Kenya  
  • Charles Henzi, Employee Investment Service Line Leader, DRG Outsourcing
  • Ms Jife Okagbare, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Nigeria
Chair: Angelo Mondlane, Head, policy and Strategic Planning Unit, Southern African Development Community (SADC)

10.30 - 11.00am

Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30

Planning and Deploying E-HR Strategies: Learning and Sharing of Best Practice amongst Organisations

  • Professor Shirley Zinn, Director of Human Resources / Dennis Ritter    General Manager, Group EShared services, NED Bank, South Africa
  • Vitus Ezinwa, Director, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Nigeria and Equatorial Africa Division
  • Fred Guest, Managing Consultant, E-Business, SHL, South Africa
Chair: Barbara Lombard, Head HR Standard Chartered Bank

12.30 - 1.30pm


1.30 - 2..30pm

Practical demonstration of the various ICT tools and their use in Human Resource Management; challenges, opportunities and potential solutions. What are the policy and operational changes required to ensure a “fit for purpose” tool

  • Adam Sentonaris, Solutions Manager, SAP
  • Don Nwose, HelloWorld, USA via webcast
Chair: Solomon Affun, Accelon, Nigeria

2.30 - 3.00pm

Tea Break

3.00pm - 4.30pm

The role of ICT as a tool in the Career Professional Development of Human Resource Personnel: Challenges and Opportunities

  1. Mrs Christine Kasule-Mulimba, HR Advisor Training and Development, National Security Fund, Uganda
  2. Leigh Daubermann HR Platform
Chair: Micheal Glensor, South African Board for Personnel Practice


Summing up and Recommendations

  • AfricaRecruit / Commonwealth Secretariat


Closing Address

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