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Global country nanotechnology fund ranking 2006-2010  (converted to US dollar from Euro x 1.4). [1-2]
Global country nanotechnology fund ranking 2006-2010 (converted to US dollar from Euro x 1.4). [1-2]

Abstract:
African Nanoscience and nanotechnology

Despite the fact that billions of dollar are being spent on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by developed countries of North America, Western Europe and Asia-Japan as in the figure 1 below [1-2]; African nanoscience and nanotechnology are at a very early stage of development without any concrete funding.

Bridging the nanodivide: African Nanoscience and nanotechnology

Ithaca, NY | Posted on January 18th, 2010

There is no serious government commitment in terms of funding but there are increasing interests. There are some government sponsored 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. This funding should come mostly from investment inform of grants from developed countries of North America, Western Europe and Asia-Japan. The benefits of such investments for developed countries are too great to be overlooked because of the vast untapped market in Africa. So far FONAI-USEACANI has been able to form a strong network in Africa of policy makers, academia and private sector and it is ongoing. Aggressive nanoeducation is ongoing too.
Donation Request! To continue this focused nano educational campaign especially to the less privileged developing nations, we need immediately
$1 million emergency relief fund
for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology education through workshops, seminars, lectures, conferences, publications, etc especially in Africa, Caribbean, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Donate now please by visiting www.Fonai.org

Nothing is too small or too big

Individuals, academia, policy makers (government institutions), private sector, not-for-profits, etc

Please give your kind donation

Reference
1.Onah E. Editorial Review, J. Nanotech. Progr. Int. 2009, 1, 4
http://fonai.org/Journal.html
2. Technology Transfer Center; government funding, companies and applications in nanotechnology worldwide 2007

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About Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc. (FONAI)
Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc.(FONAI) was formed in March 2006 as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization for scientific and educational purposes with the following objectives:
* Sensitize the whole of Africa and the Caribbean on nanotechnology by means of lectures, seminars, workshops and publications.
* Draft proposals that will involve a grand alliance of academia, government agency and industry.
* Set-up Nanotech Research Centers of Excellence around specific themes like nanomaterial synthesis, nanoscale fabrication of devices, nanoscale studies of phenomena and processes, nanomanufacturing, etc.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
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)

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