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Inaugural Opening of the Japan Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre

22nd February: Inaugural Opening of the Japan Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre PROGRAMME

09.45am

All Guests Seated

10.00am

Arrival of Chief Guest

10.05am

Fijian Traditional Welcome Ceremony

10.30am

Official Welcome and Introduction of Chief Guest by the Vice Chancellor and President: Professor Rajesh Chandra

10.35am

Opening Address by the Ambassador of Japan: His Excellency Mr Yutaka Yoshizawa

10.45am

Opening Address by the Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of the Fiji Islands: Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama

10.55am

Vote of Thanks by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Regional Campus : Dr Esther Batiri Williams

11.00am

Prayer of Blessing of the New Multi-Purpose Theatre by the USP Chaplain: Father John Bonato

11.05am

Proceed to the unveiling of the plaque, cutting of ribbon and brief tour of the Multi-Purpose Theatre by VIP's

11.15am

Morning Tea and Entertainment by Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies



ICT and Cultural Policies

WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY: ICT AND CULTURAL POLICIES

Time

Session/Speaker

Title

Convener

12.00pm-12.45pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Professor Rajesh Chandra,
The Vice Chancellor  and President, USP

Fully Leveraging ICTs for the Pacific: A Knowledge Hub @ USP

Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate,
Dean, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education,
USP

12.45pm-1.15pm

SPEAKER:
Dr Yoshio Utsumi,
Ex-Secretary General of ITU and ex-Vice Minister of Japanese Ministry of Communications.

ICT for Development

Professor Vilsoni Hereniko,
Professor of Pacific Studies and Director of OCACPS,
USP

1.15pm – 2.00pm

LUNCHTIME  Film Showing – Skin Stories

2.00pm – 2.45pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Professor Konai Thaman,
Professor of Education, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education,
USP.

ICT and Pacific Cultures: Feifafa in Modern Clothing?

Dr. Esther Batiri Williams,
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration and Regional Campuses,
USP

2:45pm -  3.30pm

SPEAKER
Professor Kosuge
College of Digital Arts, Digital Hollywood University, Japan.
Presentation

The History of the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre and Regional Objectives and Aims – ICT and Cultural Policies

Mr Kisione Finau,
ITS Director,
USP

3.30pm – 4.00pm

SPEAKER
Ms Andie Fong Toy
Deputy Secretary General,
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. - Presentation, Reference Paper

ICT and the Preservation of Cultures: Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

Dr Kesaia Seniloli
Acting Dean , Faculty of Business and Economics,
USP

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Panel Discussion:
Elise Huffer, SPC.
Repeta Puna, Advisor to Prime Minister, Cook Islands.
Aslam Hyat,
Director, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resources Centre, USP

ICT and Cultural Policies

Mrs Gisa Fuatai Purcell,
ITU

8:00pm – 9:30pm

INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE ON ICT AND CULTURE by OCACPS
VAKA: The Birth of a Seer



Digital Content and Existing Online Resources

THURSDAY 23rd February: DIGITAL CONTENT AND EXISTING ONLINE RESOURCES

Time

Session/Speaker

Title

Convener

9:00am - 9.40am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Professor Kenji Saga
Ex-Professor, Asia University, Japan. Presentation

Roles of the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre: Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Pacific and Creating New Cultures using ICT

Dr Anjeela Jokhan,
Dean, Faculty of Science Technology & Environment,
USP.

9.40am – 10.30am

Speaker:
Professor Vilsoni Hereniko
Professor of Pacific Studies, Director, OCAC-PS,
USP

Preserving and Perpetuating Culture Through Film.

Dr Akanisi Kedrayate,
Dean, Faculty of Arts Law and Education,
USP

10.30 – 11.00am

MORNING TEA

11.00am – 11.30am

Speaker:
Professor Masahiko Inami
Keio University, Japan.

Beyond Visual Experience

Dr Theresa Koroivulaono,
Acting Director, CFDL,
USP

11:30 am –12.00pm

Speaker:
Professor Naoko Tosa
Kyoto University, Japan.

Art, Culture and Technology

Dr Sunil Lal,
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematical Science,
USP

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Speaker:
Mr Semi Francis
Manager Radio Pasifik,
USP.

Preserving Cultures Through Radio: The New Radio Pasifik

Dr Samu Bogitini,
Campus Director, Labasa,
USP

12.30pm – 2.00pm

LUNCHTIME Film showing - “One Voice” directed by Lisette Flannary.

2:00pm – 2.40pm

Speaker:
Ms Delsa Moe
Polynesian Cultural Centre, Hawaii - "Reviving and Preserving Pacific Cultures with Information and Communication Technology (ICT)"

ICT and Reviving and Perpetuating Pacific Culture

Dr Sala Bakalevu, Acting Head of School, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, USP

2.40pm – 3.30pm

Speaker:
Professor Hitendra Pillay
Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

ICT Enhanced Delivery of Secondary Education Services: A Pacific Experience.

Ms Joan Yee,
University Librarian,
USP

3.30pm – 4.30pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4.00pm -5.00pm

Panel Discussion:
Jan Rensel - Putting Pacific Islands Studies Materials Online at the University of Hawaii
Dr Therese Koroivulaono
- Technologising the Vaka: Talanoa online at USP
Regina Rudrud - Perpetuating Pacific Studies and Indigenous Knowledge Through Online Courses
Professor Hitendra Pillay Queensland University of Technology

Digital Content and Existing Online Resources

Professor Vilsoni Hereniko,
Professor of Pacific Studies and Director of OCACPS,
USP

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Opening of art exhibition on ICT and Oceanian Cultures. Cocktail. Gallery of Oceanian Art, OCACPS.

7.00pm - 9.30pm

USP HOPE FUNDRAISING DINNER TICKETS



Research in ICT and Culture

FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY: RESEARCH  IN ICT AND CULTURE

Time

Session/Speaker

Title

Convener

9:00am – 9:45am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Dr Gregory Dvorak
Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

Cultural Challenges and Possibilities for ICT in the 21st Century Pacific

Professor Susan Kelly,
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Services,
USP

9.45am – 10.45am

Panel Discussion:
Frances Koya
Lecturer School of Education,
John Usuramo,
Campus Director, Solomon Islands - "Culture, Education and ICT: Social Networks & e-learning – Sassamuga e-learning Project in Solomon Islands"
Dr  Deogratias Harorimana
Graduate School of Business, USP - "Social Networks and WEB2.0 Among the Youth in the Pics"
Eweata Matakite
Masters of Arts in Development Studies.
Ashish Kumar,
Masters of Arts in Education.

Culture, Education & ICT: Social Networks & eLearning

Dr Jito Vanualailai,
Director Research,
USP.

10.45am – 11.00am

MORNING TEA

11.00am – 11.30am

Speaker:
Professor Alan Howard
Emeritus Professor,
University of Hawaii - "Serving a Community on the Internet - The Rotuman People"

ICT and the Global Rotuman Community

Dr John Fatiaki
Medical Practitioner,
USP

11:30 am –12.00pm

Speaker:
Dr Dilawar Grewal
ICT Consultant.

ICT and Creative Industries

Dr Kazuyuki Tsuzuki,
Director Japan Pacific ICT Centre,
USP.

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Speaker:
Professor Minoru Sugaya
Keio University, Japan.
Presentation

How Economic and Cultural Values in Small Markets can  be sustainable beyond the Age of Media Convergence

Dr Pramila Devi,
Director Lautoka Campus,
USP

12.30pm – 2.00pm

LUNCHTIME Film showing - memory of the Great East Japan Earthquake

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Panel Discussion:
Prof Ansgar Fehnker, Prof of CS , USP.
Prof Minoru Sugaya
Keio University, Japan .
Dr MacKenzie
Campus Director Kiribati .
Dr Kazuyuki Tsuzuki,
Director Japan Pacific ICT Centre, USP.

Impact of ICT on Culture

Professor Vijay Naidu,
Head of School, School of Government Development and International Affairs,
USP

3.30pm – 4.00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4.00pm -5.00pm

Panel Discussion:
Professor Kosuge, College of Digital Arts, Digital Hollywood University, Japan
Dr Anjeela Jokhan, Dean, Faculty of Science Technology & Environment, USP.  
Prof Dvorak; Hitotsubashi University, Japan  
Dr Jito Vanualailai, Director Research, USP.  
Dr Ana Koloto, Campus Director Tonga,

Indentifying Potential and Innovative Research Topics in ICT and Culture

Dr Esther Williams,
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration and Regional Campuses,
USP

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Closing Ceremony - Cocktail at Japan Pacific ICT Centre Rara

8.00pm - 9.00pm

First Public Perfomance - Vaka: The Birth of the Seer



Cultural Perfomance

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY CULTURAL PERFOMANCE

8.00am to 9.00am

Second Public Perfomance - Vaka The Birth of the Seer


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