The main goal of ProSeM is the development and implementation of a new specialization in data protection and data security within the existing master course of computer science in Mozambique that will allow for the education of experts in that field in the country.
During the last project meeting in Maputo (07.-11. November 2022), the final event of the ProSeM project took place at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) on 9th of November 2022. The final event was held in a hybrid form (online and in presence). The project results were presented and several talks were given, including one online keynote talk by Professor Joey Jansen van Vuuren of the Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. We wish to thank our partners from UEM for the perfect organisation of the final event!
A workshop about web application security and penetration testing was held at Universidade São Tomás de Moçambique (USTM) on July 21, 2022. The workshop consisted of a theoretical and a practical part: First, the principles of Penetration Testing and different attack scenarios were explained. Afterwards, the students tried out every attack themselves in a simulated environment on each workstation at the laboratory. In summary, 14 students attended the workshop.
The coordination meeting at the Universidade Eduado Mondlane (UEM), which was originally planned for March, was taking place at November 08.-12., 2021. Important contents of the meeting were: Discussion of the current status of the new modules, the description of the modules and planning of activities for 2022. During the meeting, there was also a tour through the laboratory for students of the UEM.
The working devices (Laptops, etc.) provided by the project (5.000,00 € in the first year of the project) were additionally comprehensively funded by the Mozambique Community Network (MCNet), a partner of UEM in the ProSeM project from the business sector. This means that 25 fully equipped workstations as well as presentation equipment (beamer, whiteboard) are now available for the training of future students in the new master’s program.
The cooperation of the project successfully continued with the coordination meeting at the University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Maputo (March 09-13, 2020). During the meeting, a workshop was organized (March 10, 2020) to consolidate and establish new contacts with representatives from the economy, the public sector, academia and research.
The Mozambique Community Network (MCNet; business) as well as the Instituto Nacional de Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM, public sector) were visited. In the scope of this visit, project objectives were reported and cooperation opportunities were discussed (e.g. in the form of internship opportunities for future students).
The workshop at March 10, 2020 was organized with the UEM Computer Science Center (Centro de Informática da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, CIUEM) and representatives of other UEM faculties (Faculdade de Ciências, FC and Departamento de Matemática e Informática, DMI). The educational objectives of the new specialization were discussed.
We are happy to announce that the summer school (October 7 – 15, 2019) in Dresden was a full success. The focus of the summer school laid on data security and data protection and curricular in this area. Different expert, such as the Data Protection Officer of Saxony or a representative of INAGE (National Institute of Electronic Governance) in Mozambique, outlined the challenges and opportunities of data security and data protections. Additionally different seminars and a excursion to the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida were conducted.
We are happy to announce that our project successfully started with the Kick-Off Meeting at UEM in Maputo. We thank all participants in the Workshop and we were very happy about all the fruitful discussions and presentations. Special thanks goes to our partners from UEM for the perfect organization of the meeting and all the other activities.
We are looking forward to the next years in the project. Here are some impressions from the meeting.