MINUTES OF THE CONSTITUTIVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE AFRICAN SOCIETY IN DIGITAL SCIENCES, HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022 AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN DSCHANG, CAMEROON BY 2:10 PM
Being a hybrid event, there were a total of one hundred and sixty-seven (167) participants on-site and online at the ASDS constitutive general assembly.
The main deliberations of the ASDS general assembly are summarised in the table below:
|S/N||Deliberations and Decisions||Action By|
The meeting began at 2:10pm with Members both on-site and online via zoom
The Chairperson welcomed members to the ASDS general assembly and reminded them of the essence of the ASDS. Thereafter she called on Prof Nabil Gmati for a brief presentation of the ASDS
|Dr Helene Kirchner|
Presentation of ASDS
He highlighted the objectives of the ASDS, some of which include:
He equally outlined the planned activities of the ASDS
|Prof Nabil Gmati|
|3.0||Presentation of the key partners and flagship collaborative initiatives|
Presentation by the Director of International Relations, Inria
She emphasized Inria’s willingness to support the ASDS in order to promote the attainment of the goals of the association
|Dr Cecile Vigouroux|
|3.2||Recorded Presentation by the French Academy of Sciences||Dr Pierre Auger|
|3.3||Presentation on Research Journals||Prof Engineer Bainomugisha|
|3.4||Recorded Presentation on the Research Consortiums (UMMISCO, LIRIMA) and a future MSc Training Programmeon Data science and artificial intelligence||Prof Moussa Lo|
|3.5||Presentation on the Digital Science and Technology Networks (DSTN)||Prof Gaoussou Camara|
|3.6||Presentation on the CIRIUS Project (Centre International de Rencontres Inter Universitaires Scientiques)||Prof Douada Niang Diatta|
|3.7||Call for Proposals from other perspective Members or Partner institutions||Dr Helene Kirchner|
At the end of the deliberations, the following were decided:
President: Prof. Maurice TCHUENTE
Vice-President Northern Africa: Prof. Mohamed JAOUA
Vice-President West Africa: Prof. Moussa LO
Vice-President East Africa: Prof. Engineer
Vice-President Diaspora in North America: Dr Rita ORJI
Vice-President Diaspora Europe: Prof. Kamel BARKAOUI
Secretary General: Dr Vivian O. NWOACHA
Treasurer: Dr Paulin MELATAGIA
The positions of Vice-Presidents for Southern and Central Africa are yet to be filled.
Subsequently, the approved members of the executive committee were requested to address the assembly
Proposals were equally made to have Bilingual Translations and Technical Assistants for the effective coordination of the ASDS activities.
The Chairperson called on the President to make some closing remarks.
The President thanked the members for their support and enjoined them to make ASDS the reference continental scholarly society for digital sciences in Africa
Subsequently, the chairperson thanked members for their contributions and enjoined them to work towards attaining the goals of the association.
Dr Helene Kirchner
Prof Maurice Tchuente
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Dr. Helene Kirchner Dr. Vivian O. Nwaocha Prof. Samuel Bowong
Chairperson Secretary Secretary