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Home > Nanotechnology Columns > US-EU-Africa-Asia-Pacific and Caribbean Nanotechnology Initiative (USEACANI) > African Nanoscience and nanotechnology

Ejembi Onah
President
Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc(FONAI)

Abstract:
African nanoscience and nanotechnology are at a very primary stage of development. There is no serious government commitment in terms of funding but there are increasing interests. There are some governmentsponsored initiatives in South Africa and Nigeria which was started Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc.(FONAI). Nanotechnology in Africa is built strongly at this present stage on individual investigators around nanomaterials, nanochemistry, nanoenergy, nanomedicine, nanosensor, nanoagriculture, etc. Majority of the 53 countries in Africa has nanoscience and nanotechnology presence with the heaviest density in South Africa. One of the objectives of FONAI-USEACANI is to catalyze nanoscience and nanotechnology in Africa with its proposed budget of $10 billion for next ten years. The distribution of individual investigators and fields among countries are given as follows.

October 27th, 2009

African Nanoscience and nanotechnology

Dr Ejembi John Onah
Founding President Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc (FONAI), Ithaca USA
Chairman Steering Committee,US-EU-Africa-Asia-Pacific and Caribbean Nanotechnology Initiative ( USEACANI), CO-Chair-US-EU-Africa-Asia-Pacific and Caribbean Academy of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (USEACANN) and Editor-In-Chief, Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI).

African Nanoscience and nanotechnology:
African nanoscience and nanotechnology are at a very primary stage of development. There is no serious government commitment in terms of funding but there are increasing interests. There are some governmentsponsored initiatives in South Africa and Nigeria which was started Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc.(FONAI). Nanotechnology in Africa is built strongly at this present stage on individual investigators around nanomaterials, nanochemistry, nanoenergy, nanomedicine, nanosensor, nanoagriculture, etc. Majority of the 53 countries in Africa has nanoscience and nanotechnology presence with the heaviest density in South Africa. One of the objectives of FONAI-USEACANI is to catalyze nanoscience and nanotechnology in Africa with its proposed budget of $10 billion for next ten years. The distribution of individual investigators and fields among countries are given as follows.



Nanoenergy/ Nanomaterial
South Africa
D. Knoesen,
Sunny E. Iyuke
D. Britton
Aneli Fourie
KK Muller-Nedebock
WJ Perold
RD Sanderson
PS Steyn
C Theron
R. Knutsen
L. Lorenzen
Yunus Ballim
P. Ngoepe
Malik Maaza
Jimmy Volmink
Sekai Shambira
David McLachlan
Chris Pistorius
Ron Sanderson
P. Mjwara
J. Cawood
Arthur Every

Sudan
Mohamed Eisa,
Rafat Mohamed Ibrahim
F. I. Habbani
Osman Mai Eltag Mohamed

Algeria
F. Kavishe,
E.H. Amara
T. Gasmi

Nigeria
G Egharevba
S.O. Olabanji
F.I. Ezema
Benjamin Ezekoye
Benedict Gbaruko
Obinna Ofeogbu
Adewoye
Fasasi

Ethiopia
G. Tessema,
Ashok V. Gholap
Bantikassegn Workalemahu
A Asfaw

Lesotho
N.I. Manyala,
Spirit Tlali

Senegal
Sossť Ndiaye
Ahmadou Wague
Ahmadou Wague
Aboubaker Beye
Djibril Diop
Oumar Sakho

Tanzania
Joe Tesha
Yadon M. Kohi
R. A. Msuya

Ghana
K. Anane-Fenin,
P. Buah-Bassuah
Edwin P.D. Barnes
Akwasi Ayensu
Joseph O. Gogo

Egypt
Yosr Ezz El-Din
Fawzy Hussein Hammad
Sherif Hussein Kandil
Y. Badr
Y. E. Gamal

Benin
Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou,
C. M. Awanou

Tunisia
Mourad Telmini,
Zohra Ben Lakhdar
Zohra Ben Lakhdar

Cameroun
N.T.Gerard,
M. Kwato Njock

Morrocco
I Zorkani,
M. Semlali

Namibia
Elifas T.N. Bisanda,
S. SINGH

Rwanda
K.Marembo,
A.Niyibisi

Kenya
K Kaduki,
V. Otieno

Zambia
G. K. Chinyama,
G. Munyenne

G. Katumba, Zimbabwe

T. Stephen Sathiaraj, Botswana

Tom Otiti, Uganda

A.J. Varkey, Swaziland

T. Ndikumana, Burundi

Y. Idriss, Chad

V. Krou-Adohi, Ivory Coast


G. Ntchayi Mbourou, Gabon

Suleiman Musa El Hamali, Libya

M. Tandia, Mauritania

M. K. Edee, Togo



Nanosensor
E. Iwuoha, SA

Nanomedicine
Nigeria
Michael Adikwu
Anthony Atama
Charles O. Esimone
Jeff-Agboola, Y.A.
Akpa P.A

South Africa
V Pillay,
Ben Marais
Sekai Shambira

Ghana
K Ofori-Kwakye
Stanley Moffatt

Jean Marie Ndjaka, Cameroun


Nanoagriculture
Nigeria
Igbekele Ajibefun
G. Okafor
Owusu Essegbey, Ghana

Nanochemistry
South Africa
MS Scurell,
Aneli Fourie
Allen Rodgers
DS Mclachlan
RD Sanderson
Ron Sanderson
N. Torto, Botswana
I.Adraoui, Morrocco
Justin Irina, Kenya
Onyanobi Anyebe, Nigeria

Nanofiltration
Thembella Hillie, South Africa,
Hiophe, South Africa

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