Innovation Day on "Civil Society and Innovation Capacities in the South

Published on 14/04/2022 | La rédaction


The Innovation Research Network (RRI) and the Jules Vernes University of Picardy (LEMFI Laboratory) in partnership with INRAE, CIRAD, IRD and AUF, are organizing the Innovation Day 2022 which will bring together several experts around 4 round tables to address the issue of civil society and innovation capacities in southern countries. It will be held on June 13, 2022, at the IUT of Creil and online.

What participation of civil society actors in the formation of innovation capacities and in their implementation? How do public institutions integrate them into their process? How can innovation systems, in turn, generate learning and innovation capacities in civil society? How do different professional, rural and indigenous communities form and structure knowledge that is the basis of learning capacities? What are the different forms of learning that are localized and specific to the capacities of Southern economies? These are the issues that will be addressed during this day.

Program of the day

09h00 - 09h20: Welcome and introduction of the Innovation 2022 Day

Mohamed Benlahsen (President of Picardie Jules Verne University)

Sofiane Tahi (Director of IUT Oise, Université Picardie Jules Verne)

Loredana Ureche-Rangau (Director of the LEFMI Laboratory, Université Picardie Jules Verne)

Blandine Laperche (President of the Innovation Research Network)

09:30 - 10:30 : Introductory conference: Highlighting innovation projects in African ecosystems

(Coordination: Sofiane Tahi, Picardie Jules Verne University)

Cheick Fall (Africtivist - NGO)

Robin Guittard (Oxfam - NGO)

10:45 - 11:45: Round Table 1: Protection and constitution of traditional knowledge

(Coordination: Constance Dumalanède, University of Saint Etienne, Fatma Mrad, University of Sousse)

Rohen D'aiglepierre (AFD)

Edmond Dounias (IRD)

12:00 - 12:45: Round Table 2: Interaction mechanisms with the Innovation and Research System

(Coordination: Ludovic Temple, CIRAD)

Simon Bassanaga, ECAKOOG (Cameroon),

Salif Derra, TAPSA (Mali)

Ablaye Ndour, RESOPP (Senegal)

Souleymane Yougbare, CNABio (Burkina Faso)

Eveline Sawadogo Compaore, INERA, (Burkina Faso)

14h00 - 15h30 : Round Table 3 : Capacity building in the South

(Coordination: Vanessa Casadella, Université Picardie Jules Verne, RRI, Son Thi Kim Le, Université Littoral côte d'opale, RRI)

José Cassiolato (Federal University of Rio, Brazil)

Babacar Ndiaye (Amadou Mahtar Mbow University, Senegal)

The Nguyen To (National University of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Judit Sutz (University of the Republic, Uruguay)

15h45 - 17h00 : Round Table 4 : Dynamics of innovation constrained by resources : production and valorization of knowledge

(Coordination: Alexandre Bisquerra (IRD), Laure Kpénou Malanda (IRD) and Mireille Matt (INRAE))

Anne Attané (IRD)

Fernando Diaz Lopez (Innov4Sd, University of Ferrara)

Thomas Granier (Voûte Nubienne - NGO)

Médard Agbayazon (BloLAB (Fablab, Cotounou))

17h15 - 17h30 : Synthesis and conclusion
(Dimitri Uzunidis, Iste group, RRI)

Contact: Vanessa Casadella (UPJV, RRI),

Link for registration and download of the program brochure :


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