EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. Our vision for the future of Africa is to see excellently trained female scientists contributing their expertise in STEM to society in areas such as research, science and business in an innovative manner.
PROMOTION OF EXCELLENCE. We are an organization that supports outstanding young female scientists from African countries, where female education is less likely to be fostered. We nurture the potential of young female PhD students throughout their doctoral studies until they receive their doctorate.
NETWORKING TOGETHER. We foster international exchange in science between African and German universities, colleges and companies. The cooperation with our partners takes place on an equal playing field. We are also working together with the doctoral college of the INP-HB (Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny) in Côte d’Ivoire and the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in Germany as strategic partners for the benefit of our scholarship holders.
- President: Dr.-Ing. Michel A. Aliman
- Vice President: Research: Prof. Dr. Jéremie T. Zoueu
- Vice President: Social: Renate Aliman
- General Secretary: Prof. Dr. Benjamin K. Yao
- Vice-General Secretary: Dr. Michel A. Akré
- Treasurer: Dr. Annick Zoueu
- Vice Treasurer: Maître Gghislaine L. Tapé
- LAFMAAL ACADEMICS: Dr. Mariam Muwanga
- LAFMAAL SOCIAL: Renate Aliman
- LAFMAAL ENVIRONMENTAL: Birte Michel
- Homepage: Arsène Aliman, Degoule Goulivas
“Since the founding of Professional Scientists we have been supporting charity projects.
However, the very young LAFMAAL foundation of Dr. Michel Aliman is dear to our hearts. The foundation enables and supports the education and professional development of young female scientists from Africa and it does so with the same convictions, the same passion and dedication with which we operate our organization. The foundation functions beyond primarily focussing on the internet and the anonymous online-canals as well as beyond established, longwinded projects. It prizes itself in personal networking, more direct dialogue, more empathy — in short, it is more ‘hands on.’ Moreover, there is an underlying unique understanding of academic systems and the structure of our knowledge societies into which the gifts and talents of these young women should grow.
We support the vision of Dr. Michel Aliman from the bottom of our hearts as well as his impressive work that has been created in such a short time. We are looking forward to seeing this unique project grow.”
“Scientific education is the foundation for socio-economic progress. Doing so with gender equality, guarantees prosperity for all, throughout society. Our cooperation with LAFMAAL provides us the additional means we need to promote scientific education in the entire African continent. We trust that our future partnership will lead to progress and prosperity in Africa.”
“All human beings are born free and are equal in dignity and human rights” – nothing more can be added to this sentence from the UN Convention on Human Rights. However, the reality is far behind this self-evident statement. This is often the case, especially in regions that are now called ‘developing’ or ‘emerging’ countries; the situation of women in society must be viewed very critically. In addition to this unacceptable situation, society is losing enormous potential for creativity, intelligence and willpower.
This is exactly where the LAFMAAL Foundation is taking countermeasures by explicitly focusing on promoting women in developing countries in the educational sector.”
“The technical challenges of all kinds, climatic and ecological issues as well as nutrition require a huge brain power in so-called MINT areas – far beyond the amount available today. The current social changes require social power to be created, through massive empowerment of a huge, unused, often suppressed source of power: the empowerment of women and their social equality. One continent that has a particular need to catch up and at the same time has a huge resource potential is Africa. LAFMAAL starts precisely here as the foundation combines both, supporting women in Africa initially in preparation for their scientific careers (…). In addition, the foundation pursues parallel social goals (…). The basis for the work is high Christian values and lived tolerance. (…) Women, most of whom are mothers themselves, are predominantly interested in creating sustainable conditions for their children and certainly not in sacrificing them in senseless military conflicts. This is why I believe that the development and empowerment of women in developing countries has a key role to play. This is for me the most important reason to support LAFMAAL.”
“Basic education in technological literacy as a key competence for individual, social and economic development
… The promotion of basic education in the natural and technical sciences is an important key to the individual, social and economic development of every single person. Education through technology (…) is presented from a theoretical perspective. From the perspective of education theory, it follows that (…) education through technology (…) contributes to economic development. In the reference field of this and with the support of the LAFMAAL Foundation, a young scientist from Cameroon at the Institute of Educational Science at the University of Stuttgart is working on the systematic analysis of general technical education in African countries and thus wants to contribute to better educational opportunities on the African continent.”