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Officers and Committees of AfAS

AfAS Executive Committee

President Thebe Rodney Medupe
Vice-President

Naomi Asabre Frimpong

  Elizabeth Naluminsa
  Alemiye Mamo Yacob
  Mirjana Pović
  Sinenhlanhla Precious Sikhosana
  Sthabile Kolwa
Immediate Past President Jamal Mimouni
Head of Secretariat Charles Takalana
Ex-officio (DSI Representative) Takalani Nemaungani
Ex-officio (Advisor) Kevin Govender
Ex-officio (Advisor) Yunus Manjoo

 

AfAS Sub-Committees

Outreach Committee

Chairperson Niruj Mohan Ramanujam (South Africa)
Member Jamal Mimouni (Algeria)
Member Sarah Abotsi-Masters (Ghana)
Member Olayinka Fagbemiro (Nigeria)
Member Etsegenet Getachew (Ethiopia)
Advisor Kevin Govender (South Africa)

 

Science committee

Chairperson David Buckley (South Africa)
Member Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg (South Africa)
Member Mirjana Pović (ESSTI, Ethiopia; IAA-CSIC, Spain)
Member Charles McGruder (USA)
Member Jamal Mimouni (Algeria)
Member Kurt van der Heyden (South Africa)
Member Naftali Kimani (Kenya)
Member Shazrene Mohamed (South Africa)
Member Bernard Duah Asabere (Ghana)
Member Lerothodi Leeuw (South Africa)
Member Somaya Saad (Egypt)
Early Career Committee Chair Zara Randriamanakoto (Madagascar)
GA2024 Science Committee representative (South Africa)
Advisor Kevin Govender (South Africa)
 

 

African Network of Women in Astronomy (AfNWA)

Chairperson Mirjana Pović
(ESSTI, Ethiopia; IAA-CSIC, Spain)
Member Vanessa McBride (Office of Astronomy for Development-IAU, South Africa)
Member Priscilla Muheki (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda)
Member Carolina Ödman
(University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
Member Somaya Saad (National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Egypt)
Member Nana Ama Brown Klutse
(University of Ghana, Ghana)

 

Communications Committee

Chairperson

Thembela Mantungwa (SAAO, SA)

Member

Charles Takalani (AfAS head of Secretariat, SA)

Member

Zara Randriamanakoto (Madagascar)

Member

Oruche Chidimma (Nigeria)

Member

Priscilla Muheki (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda)

Member

Zeyneb Aissani

Member

Madambi Rambuda (African Science Stars, SA)

Fundraising Committee

Chairperson

Takalani Nemaungani (DSI, SA)

Member

Charles Takalani (AfAS head of Secretariat, SA)

Member

Yunus Manjoo (AfAS Project Manager, SA)

Member

Kevin Govender (IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, SA)

Member

Genevieve Marshall (International Astronomical Union, Netherlands)

Member

Declan Kirrane (AERAP, Belgium)

Member

Sarah Abotsi-Masters (Ghana)

Member

Solomon Tessema (Ethiopia)

 

Membership Committee

Chairperson

Sarah Abotsi-Masters (Ghana)

Member

Charles Takalani (AfAS head of Secretariat, SA)

Member

Yunus Manjoo (AfAS Project Manager, SA)

Member

Kevin Govender (IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, SA)

Member

Lerothodi Leeuw (South Africa)

Member

Zara Randriamanakoto (Madagascar)

Member

Niruj Mohan Ramanujam (South Africa)

Member

David Buckley (South Africa)

 
 
 
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