SOME BIG SCIENTIFIC INFRASTRUCTURES IN AFRICA
Amphithéâtre E - 14h15 - 15h30
In Africa, large research centers and large laboratories are not the rule: many scientists fear intellectual and technical isolation. However, several African countries have decided to acquire infrastructures of international level. Some are already operational, such as the Moroccan astronomical observatory, or the Center for Research and Fight against Sickle Cell Disease in Mali, and their researchers are already publishing in leading international scientific journals. Others still in development, such as the Malagasy research center in nanosciences.
On the basis of their own experience, the speakers will explain how such infrastructures can be created, and their interest for stimulating research in their country and at the regional level.
José Braga, Paul-Sabatier University, Toulouse
Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Oukaimeden Observatory (Morroco)
Dapa Diallo, Centre de Recherche et de Lutte contre la Drépanocytose, Mali
Heriarivelo Risite, University of Tulear (Madagascar)