Africa-EU collaborations

In April 2018, a special session (#23) held at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in Liverpool highlighted African-Europe collaborations in Astronomy and Space Science. The session, organised by Mirjana Pović (ESSTI) and Vanessa McBride (OAD) comprised two invited presentations and fourteen short contributed talks to give a continent wide overview of Africa-Europe collaboration.

There was considerable interest in how to initiate and fund such collaborations, and this page provides a link to existing projects and contact details for those projects. 

If you run an Africa-Europe collaborative project and would like to add your details to this page please contact vanessa “AT”

Melvin Hoare (invited) – Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy
Takalani Nemaungani (invited) – Development in Astronomy in South Africa and SKA Africa
Bonaventure Okere – A Report from the West African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development on Astronomy and Space Science Activities in West Africa, ,
Alemiye Mamo Yacob – Overview of Astronomy and Space Science Development in East African Region
Allison Man – The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers, ,
Edward Jurua – The Mbarara University of Science and Technology – International Science Programme Project
Oleg Malkov – Scientific and educational cooperation in astronomy: Russian-Ethiopian experience
Eike Guenther – Teaching export at the Thüringer Landessternwarte
Ann Njeri – Optimizing the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network (AVN) for Astronomy, Geodesy and Astrometry
Mirjana Pović – Summary of research done under the extragalactic astronomy group at ESSTI
Michael Backes – Status of Astronomy in Namibia
Anita Richards – 50+ years of Radio Astronomy in Nigeria
Jacco van Loon – Partnering in African Science: the Southern African Large Telescope
Lorrain Hanlon – The Watcher Telescope at Boyden Observatory, South Africa
Phil Charles – Astronomical Big Data Exhibition
Sohan Jheeta – Collaborations between UK and 4 countries in Africa