NAMES News


Arab Forum for Science Media and Communication
Virtual Event, 21-24 February 2021

07 Feb 2021

NAMES network is pleased to announce that we will join the first Arab Forum for Science Media and Communication as a partner. Moreover, you will meet four of our esteemed members through an interesting virtual session that will be held on Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 12:00-13:30 EET, where they will be discussing the challenges they have faced during the pandemic and sharing best practices and lessons learned.

Global Science Engagement Networks Continue International Partnerships in 2020 and 2021

Going forward regional networks are continuing our active collaboration through future convenings and through common action to advance science engagement, science communication, and science learning in communities across the world. We will work together with and for our members to strengthen the work we do to connect science and society to solve global challenges and advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Arab Science Week 2020

01 Nov 2020

The Egyptian Science Week was launched in 2016, succeeding in bringing together 2.5 million participants through its events, which led to its expansion to become a regional event that included the whole Arab world. The event witnessed the participation of a number of speakers who are science pioneers in the Arab world, to discuss significant scientific issues in all science fields.

SAVE the DATE: Cross-Network Science Engagement Executive Forums

22 Jul 2020

The six regional networks of science centres and museums that span the globe––ASPAC, ASTC, Ecsite, NAMES, RedPOP, and SAASTEC––are together offering three online Forums for their members’ chief executives on the science-engagement field response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAMES 2020 Conference Postponed

25 Apr 2020

Under the challenging circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NAMES 7th conference is postponed; a new date to be scheduled for 2021.

Museum Memories: Check Out the 1st Contribution

24 Mar 2020

Check out the very first Museum Memory contribution by Ms. Shireen Sabanegh, Former Deputy Director of the Children's Museum Jordan.

NAMES 2020 - Call for Session Proposals OPEN; deadline postponed to Thursday, 30 April

02 Feb 2020

NAMES 2020 Call for Session Proposals is OPEN; check out the Session Proposal Guidelines, get in touch with your peers to develop an inspiring session proposal to share with us your much-valued experiences, whether it be best practices or lessons learnt. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the final deadline to receive session proposals has been postponed to Thursday, 30 April 2020.

NAMES 2020 Conference: 8-10 September

08 Jan 2020

SAVE THE DATE: NAMES 7th Biennial Conference, NAMES 2020, will take place 08-10 September 2020, at Konya Science Center, Turkey, under the theme "Design: What's Next? (مستقبل التصميم في توصيل العلوم).

EMME 2019 Final Program: REGISTER NOW!

16 Jul 2019

Do Not miss, EMME Summer School 2019, this optimal opportunity for exchange of knowledge and expertise within a stimulating educational environment, and REGISTER NOW!

Mijbil Almutawa Award 2019:
Call for Applications OPEN!

08 Jul 2019

This year’s winner will have the chance to participate in the EMME 2019 Summer School, 27-31 October, hosted by The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK).

Design Squad Global Clubs

26 Mar 2019

The Design Squad Global Clubs (DSGCs) is an initiative launched under the umbrella of NAMES Network, and the leadership of Al-Nayzak Organization for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation. The DSGCs are currently running between NAMES Members in Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabic; the sessions of the current round take place once per week for 12 weeks, from 14 February to 17 April 2019.

Job Announcement: Communication Freelancer

11 Mar 2019

NAMES Secretariat Office (SO), hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt, is seeking to recruit a Communication Freelancer to be paid per task. Check the job responsibilities and requirements; if this is an opportunity you are seeking and have the right skills for, please send your CV to namesnetwork@bibalex.org.