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Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Washington, DC, 12-15 December 2022

ISC and partners will organise a series of side events focussing on the contribution of science to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and its outcomes taking place in Washington on 12-15 December 2022. The US-Africa Summit is intended to demonstrate the United States enduring commitment to Africa and underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities. White House Announcement

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The Summit will build on shared values to better foster new economic engagement; reinforce the U.S.-Africa commitment to democracy and human rights; mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and future pandemics; work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health; promote food security; advance peace and security; respond to the climate crisis, and amplify diaspora ties.

ISC will organise a series of events designed to highlight the role and contribution of science to the US-Africa relationship under the heading of Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit 2022. ISC organised a similar series of meetings during the last US-African Leaders Summit, which took place in 2014. The objectives of the meetings will be to highlight the importance of science in Africa, to foster greater collaboration between African nations and the US, and to increase investment in science for Global Health, Digital Transition, Space, Biological Diversity, Education and Skills, among other areas and to support an enabling policy and regulatory environment for science collaboration to flourish between Africa and the US.
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Safae Aazou

University of Mohammed V in Rabat, Faculty of Sciences
Professor/Project Leader
Rabat, Morocco
Safae AAZOU (SA) is a habilitated Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Mohammed V in Rabat (FSR-UM5), and she is an affiliated researcher at Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research affiliated to Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (MAScIR-UM6P), Rabat, Morocco. SA obtained her PhD in May 2014 in Physics from both Universities Chouaib Doukkali University (UCD), El Jadida, Morocco and Luik University (Ulg), Liege, Belgium, in collaboration with Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

Her main interested area covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from fundamental to applied, in-depth research in the field of photonics, nanomaterials and photovoltaics, organic and inorganic semiconductors, thin films deposition with physical and chemical ways as well as optoelectronic devices. SA has expertise in modelling and simulation of optoelectronic devices with different software; she is working as well on photovoltaic panel testing and power electronics, in addition to wastewater treatment based on photocatalytic semiconductors, furthermore green hydrogen as green energy resources.

SA has been involved in several European projects, and she is the local coordinator of other H2020-funded projects; she is the coordinator of AUF-funded project aims perovskite/kesterites tandems. She has been responsible for tasks of National projects supported by the Moroccan Government and OCP Group. She was on the organizing committee of several national and international conferences and webinars.

She has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 60 communications at international conferences and has one patent. ORCID: 0000-0002-0469-0390, Scopus Author ID: 35108755400.