The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006. 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. NAMES aims to democratize science throughout the region by enhancing public understanding and involvement in science among an increasingly diverse public by means of informal education. More

EMME 2019

The 4th edition of the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School for Science Communication, a top quality training for science engagement professionals, took place 27-31 October in the capital of Kuwait, where it was hosted by The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK), one of the first science centers that began operating in the Middle East almost 20 years ago. EMME 2019 featured 12 trainers and 37 participants from 8 countries; it offered a new project-based format. More

Success Stories

Within NAMES objective of supporting effective communication, promoting best practices, and encouraging excellence and innovation in informal science learning, NAMES is developing a platform for shared online resources. As a starting point, we launch the Call for Success Stories, to be published through ALMANARA e-newsletter and on NAMES official website. NAMES members and non-members are invited to share stories of successful initiatives, projects, activities, etc. in the field of the science communication. More


'Design Squad Global Club'

Under the umbrella of NAMES network, and the leadership of Al Nayzak Organization for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation, the Design Squad Global Club (DSGC) launched, where NAMES Members -from Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabic- work together on the most engaging, interactive, and entertaining program, offering a new methodology of thinking, in addition to connecting participants to peers from accross the globe, giving them international exposure and a diverse experience.

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  • 'Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.'

    - 'Sally Ride' -

  • 'Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.'

    - 'Carl Sagan' -

  • 'Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!'

    - 'Albert Einstein' -