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. The Call of Hosting Proposals is open until Sunday, 16 April; don’t miss out if your NAMES member institution is interested and capable of hosting. More

EMME 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd edition, EMME 2017, is scheduled to be hosted by Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy, 10–15 September 2017. In light of the success of the first two editions, the two networks—the North Africa and Middle East Science Centers network (NAMES) and the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (Ecsite)—signed a new 4-Year Partnership Agreement during Ecsite 2016 in Graz, Austria. More


'Monastir Science Festival 2017'

Monastir Science Palace announces its 4th edition of the Science Festival, which will be held 8-9 April 2017.

For more information: www.psm.rnu.tn

'Al Nayzak Wins “Takreem” Award in the Arab World'

Al Nayzak for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation has won “Takreem” Award for Excellence in Education within the ceremony of the 7th cycle of awards. Mr. Nabil Al Arabi, former Secretary General of the Arab League, presented Takreem Award to Eng. Aref Husseini, founder and chairman of Al Nayzak, who expressed his pride and gratitude for receiving this honorary award that crowns the achievements of Al Nayzak over the years. 

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