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.

The purpose of creating NAMES is to foster cooperation between existing science centers and museums in North Africa and the Middle East with the aim of benefiting from all available resources and experiences within the region to further enhance the role of all member establishments. The network also aims to help establish new science centers and museums in all countries of the region.

- On joining the network, members are to abide by the NAMES Internal Regulations.
- To join NAMES, please fill in the Registration Form.
- To join NAMES, new members have to sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

News Highlight

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.

Read more: News Highlight