CSIR National Laser Centre Manager, Dr
Thulani Dlamini, was recently re-elected as the chairperson
of the board of directors of the African Laser Centre (ALC)
at the organisation's second annual general meeting (AGM),
hosted by the University of Zambia in Lusaka. The newly-elected
board will serve for a period of two years.
The meeting was officially opened by the Zambian Minister
of Science and Technology, the Honourable Peter Daka. The
recently-appointed Chief Executive Officer of the ALC, Professor
Aboubaker Beye, presented a draft operational plan to members.
The AGM was followed by a members' meeting, where researchers
presented their research that is funded by ALC grants. A
laser training school was held prior to the AGM, attended
by postgraduate physics students of the University of Zambia.
Pictured at the second AGM of
the ALC in Lusaka, Zambia are the newly- elected ALC
board of director (back, from left): N Manyala (Lesotho),
Dr E Amara (Algeria), Dr P Kioni (Kenya), Dr A Fasasi
(Nigeria), Professor P Buah-Bassuah (Ghana). In front,
from the left, are Professor A Beye (CEO of the ALC,
hailing from Senegal), Professor M Harith (Vice chairperson
of the board, from Egypt), Dr T Dlamini (Chairperson
of the ALC, from South Africa), Professor A Wagué
(Senegal) and Professor H von Bergmann (South Africa).