African Nanosciences Network

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Nanosciences African Network (NanoAfNet)

NANOafnet is a continental initiative, instigated following the ICS-UNIDO North-South Dialogue workshop held in Trieste-Italy in 2005 and officially created subsequent to the IUPAP year of physics held in Durban-South Africa in 2005. Its mission and vision is to embark the S&T African community in the emerging multidisciplinary field of nanosciences-nanotechnology.

NANOafnet is recognized and/or financially supported by the Abdus Salam CTP, TWAS, ICSU-ROSSA, IUPAP, US-NSF and NRF-South Africa as well as the department of Science & Technology of South Africa. It is headquartered at iThemba LABS, a national facility of the National Research Foundation-South Africa.

NANOafnet has currently about 318 members and representatives from the following countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Guinea,Guinea-Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Afrique Central, Cameroon, Benin, DRC-Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.

NANOafnet has 4 regional coordination nodes in Africa:

● North Africa: Dr. I. Zorkani-Morocco

● East Africa: Prof. T. Otiti-Uganda

● West Africa: Prof. A.C. Beye-Senegal

● South of Africa: Dr. N. Manyala-Lesotho)

and 4 coordination nodes in the following regions:

  • ● Middle East-Gulf Area (Dr. K. Bouziane-Oman)
  • ● Europe (Prof. M. Henini-UK)
  • ● North America (Dr. I. Khan-USA)
  • ● India (Prof. P. Chakraborty-India)

Malik Maaza, Chairman

Materials Research Group

Themba LABS

National Research Foundation
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