The training “Lighting UP Africa with lasers, optics, and fibres” is organized by the Optical Society of Tunisia and the African Laser Centre. The training will take place at Carthage, Tunisia from 15-21 March 2015.Since 2015 has been declared by the UN the International Year of Light and Light-based technologies, the scope of this workshop is to:
– Raise awareness of the beauty and accessibility of science through activities that will encourage and support observation of light and color in the Natural World;
– Address the important ways light technology and its many applications will be a key driver of innovation in the 21st century.
– African countries definitively need better-prepared researchers and teachers in optics and photonics to pass-on their skills to younger generations in a hands-on manner.