Abstract: The production of cattle in Africa has barriers to it appearing in the form of cattle diseases such as Foot and Mouth (FMD), quarter evil, anthrax, and contagious abortion. Once attacked by these diseases, cattle are usually seen to possess particular signs and symptoms of diseases, showing a more pronounced effect and in such a case it may be late to treat the suffering cattle for such diseases.
The conventional way of telling the health status of a cow involves observation by farmers or guardians of the animals by visual inspection which is the case in Africa in both diagnosis for diseases and observing the cow for heat period. The proposed system is intended for practice in Africa to observe conditions in the life of cattle such as temperature, heart rate, rumen pH which can be used to deliver the health condition of a cow. Water borne diseases and sanitation conditions have over 200 million cases reported annually, causing deaths world-wide and particularly in Africa. Water quality monitoring has therefore become vital to the source of clean and safe water. Traditional monitoring processes involve samples collection from several points in the distribution network manually, tracked by laboratory testing and investigation. This procedure has showed to be fruitless since it is difficult, time consuming and lacks real-time results to endorse proactive reply to water contamination. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) have since been considered a encouraging alternative to complement traditional monitoring procedures.
These networks are comparatively reasonable and let measurements to be taken remotely, in real-time and with minimal human involvement. This talk will discuss the application of WSN in environmental monitoring, with precise emphasis on water quality, FMD, Crops monitoring etc, in Africa.
Africa one of the largest telecom sector has come up with a number of digital innovations in the field of ICT, education, health, agriculture, energy, governance, finance and tourism.

Prof. Dr. Abid Yahya ( Botswana International University of Science and Technology )

Prof. Dr. Abid Yahya

Engr. Prof. Dr. Abid Yahya an esteemed scientist graduated with a BSc degree from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan in Electrical and Electronic Engineering majoring in telecommunication. Engr. Prof. Abid Yahya began his career on a path that is rare among other Researcher executives and earned his MSc and PhD degree in Wireless & Mobile systems, in 2007 and 2010 respectively, from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Currently, he is working at Botswana International University of Science & Technology, and as a visiting consultant professor at Regent University College of Science & Technology. He has applied this combination of practical and academic experience to a variety of consultancies for major corporations.
He has over 110research publications to his credit in various Books, research journals of repute and conference proceedings. He supervised number of PhD and Master Candidates. Lately, his new book January 2017 edition "LTE-A Cellular Networks: Multi-hop Relay for Coverage, Capacity and Performance Enhancement" has been published by Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Abid Yahya was assigned as an external and internal examiner for postgraduate students. He was invited number of times as a speaker and visiting lecturer at different multinational companies. He sits on various panels with the Government and other industry related panels of study.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Abid Yahya rewarding field research and his academic coursework, made a strong contribution to different research centers. During his work experience, he had collaborated with several international Universities and companies.