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. More

NAMES 2018

Our next conference, NAMES 2018, is scheduled to take place sometime between October and December 2018. NAMES Executive Team is currently in the phase of reviewing Hosting Proposals to decide which NAMES Member will host our next conference, as well as exact dates, theme and sub-themes. More

EMME 2017

Thank you Citta della Scienza, Naples, Italy, for hosting the 3rd Edition of EMME Summer School. the five-day Summer School was very exciting and full of interacive workshops and sessions, from which we are quite sure that all the participants benefited. A great thank you for Universcience Partenaires for providing five grants to our colleagues from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Tunisia. It is worth mentioning that the Mijbil Almutawa Award Program has launched its first edition during the EMME 2017. More


'Fellowship for the SCWS2017'

The Evonik Fellowships are supporting the participation in the Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017), which will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan, on 15-17 November 2017; by offering 5 grants to individuals interested in digital innovation in educational surroundings, chemistry oriented educational initiatives, and/or who bridge the gap between education and the business world.
The application deadline is Monday, 2 October 2017.

  • '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' -