The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006 during a meeting initiated and organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center.The purpose and goal of NAMES are to be achieved through excellence and innovation in informal education and by offering hands-on activities where the audience can indulge in participatory learning.The goal of NAMES is the popularization of science throughout the region by enhancing the public understanding and involvement in science and scientific culture among an increasingly diverse audience.
A Successful 2nd General Assembly Meeting for NAMES reinforces the Network’s status in the international arena
The four-year old North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) held its Second General Assembly Meeting, NAMES 2010, on 16 17 October 2010. The hugely successful event was hosted by The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK), under the leadership of Mijbil Almutawa, Chairman and Managing Director of TSCK. Almutawa was elected President of NAMES in the Board of Directors Meeting that followed the conference; he will serve as such until November 2012.