AIR Centre Networking Fridays

Twitter Hashtag: #netfridays

We already had several fantastic sessions. Great speakers and moderators and more than fifteen hundred very proactive unique participants coming from governments, academia, multilateral organizations, companies, entrepreneurs and civil society from more than 70 countries from all over the world. Videos of past sessions are available on our YouTube Channel. The Networking Fridays will continue in the next months, every Friday, always starting at 1 PM UTC.

On August 14th, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC, we will meet Maria do Rosário Sambo, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Angola. The moderator will be Susana Catita, Executive Director, Ciencia LP.

Minister Maria do Rosário Sambo took office on September 30th, 2017. She earned her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University Agostinho Neto, Luanda, Angola, in 1983, received her Neurology speciality in 1997 from the Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal and obtained her PhD degree in Medicine, Genetics Specialty, with the theme “Genetic Susceptibility to Cerebral Malaria in Angolan Children” from the University of Lisbon and the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal, in 2010. From 2011 to 2015, Minister Maria do Rosario Sambo was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Universidade Katyavala Bwila, Benguela, Angola, and then she was the Rector of Universidade Agostinho Neto, Luanda, from 2015 to 2017. She is currently a Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade Agostinho Neto.

Minister Maria do Rosario Sambo was awarded with the Pfizer Clinical Research Prize on 11 November 2010 in Lisbon by the Society of Medical Sciences of Lisbon, which recognized her work on “Genetics of Cerebral Malaria in Angolan Children: Transforming Growth Factor Beta 2 and Heme Oxygenase 1 Genes control susceptibility to Cerebral Malaria Syndrome”. She was also awarded with the Biomedical Research Prize 2010 of the Order of Medical Doctors of Angola (1st Prize awarded on 26 November 2011 in Luanda) for her work on “Transforming growth factor beta 2 and heme oxygenase 1 genes in the genetic susceptibility of cerebral malaria in Angolan children.” More information on the session here. Please register for this session here.

The next sessions will be very exciting:

  • August 21st, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC – Danielle Wood, MIT Media Lab
  • August 28th, 2020, 1-3 PM UTC – Thematic Special Session on Ocean Best Practices led by Jay Pearlman
  • September 4th, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC – Gordon Campbell, ESA
  • September 11th, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC – Sergio Rossi, University of Salerno.
  • September 18th, 2020, 1-2 Pm UTC – Argyro Kavvadas, NASA, EO4SDG
  • September 25th, 2020, 1-3 PM UTC – Thematic Special Session on Space Capacity Building led by Stefano Ferretti, ESA
  • October 2nd, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC – Martin Visbek, GEOMAR

We will soon post more information about these sessions.

We will continue with the Networking Fridays during the following months. Stay tuned for the next sessions or watch past sessions in our YouTube Channel. Expect some very exciting afternoons, or mornings or evenings, depending on where you are…

If you need any additional information please send an email to Jose Luiz Moutinho.