GOAL AND VISION

The LAFMAAL FOUNDATION is committed to creating equal opportunities in higher education across the continent. Having started our work in West Africa we have been supporting young STEM female scientists in African universities and colleges since 2018. The scientists are part of the LAFMAAL programme up to the point of obtaining a doctorate. As the beneficiaries of the programme, the foundation offers the young scientists networking opportunities with international universities and companies across Africa and with Germany. Additionally, the foundation promotes social commitment of the young scientists. Over the next few years, we will continue to use our strategy and growing network to ensure that young women can make meaningful contributions to research, science, business and society through their outstanding research results and thereby positively influencing the development of the entire African continent.

Our passion:
“To refine a rough diamond into an excellent diamond”
Dr.-Ing. Michel A. Aliman

STRUCTURE

The LAFMAAL FOUNDATION cooperates with African and, currently, with German universities. The first agreement of a joint partnership was signed between:

  • the polytechnic doctoral college of the INP-HB (Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny) in Côte d’Ivoire, and
  • the Bergische University of Wuppertal (BUW) in Germany

The INP-HB Center of Excellence, recognized by the World Bank and the West African Union, is a strategic partner university of our foundation in Africa. At this center, as well as in colleges or universities in other African countries, female doctoral students are selected by a respective selection committee. A characteristic feature of INP-HB is that it has a doctoral school, where doctoral students from more than 15 nations complete their doctorates. Scientific seminars and workshops take place regularly in cooperation with our foundation.

In 2018, the Bergische Universität Wuppertal was the first German university to sign a cooperation agreement with INP-HB.

Network initiator Dr.-Ing. Michel A. Aliman is a former dean and university lecturer at INP-HB, as well as a former visiting professor at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Currently he is Principal Scientist at ZEISS.

“My commitment to the advancement of women dates to the year 2000, when I was hired as a young university lecturer and researcher in an engineering training institution in the Côte d’Ivoire. I was struck by the de facto absence of women among the teaching staff. Since then, I have humbly decided to help correct this situation. Without hesitation, I joined the LAFMAAL Foundation, whose main objective is to promote the excellence of young women in science and technology, both morally and spiritually, in order to facilitate their integration into the industrial, economic and social fabric of society. As Secretary General of the LAFMAAL Foundation, I am committed to working tirelessly to achieve this goal and I call on all willing people to support each of our initiatives.”
Prof. Dr. YAO Kouassi Benjamin, Secretary General of LAFMAAL

TEAM

Dr.-Ing. Michel A. ALIMAN
Dr.-Ing. Michel A. ALIMANPresident
Phone:
Mobile: +49-(0) 160 92 38 53 38
WhatsApp: +225 01 02 15 34 54
michel.aliman@lafmaal.com
Prof. Dr. Jéremie T. ZOUEU
Prof. Dr. Jéremie T. ZOUEUVice President: Research
Phone:
Mobile: +225 07 08 44 62 26
WhatsApp: +225 07 08 44 62 26
jeremie.zoueu@lafmaal.com
Renate ALIMAN
Renate ALIMANVice President: Social
Phone:
Mobile: +49-(0) 151 57 34 73 53
WhatsApp: +49-(0) 151 57 34 73 53
renate.aliman@lafmaal.com
Prof. Dr. Benjamin K. YAO
Prof. Dr. Benjamin K. YAOGeneral Secretary
Phone:
Mobile: +225 07 07 80 05 19
WhatsApp: +225 07 07 80 05 19
benjamin.yao@lafmaal.com
Dr. Michel A. AKRE
Dr. Michel A. AKREVice-General Secretary
Phone:
Mobile: +225 07 07 03 96 88
WhatsApp: +225 07 07 03 96 88
michel.akre@lafmaal.com
Annick ZOUEU
Annick ZOUEUTreasurer
Phone:
Mobile: +225 07 07 15 65 04
WhatsApp: +225 07 07 15 65 04
annick.zoueu@lafmaal.com
Maître Ghislaine L. TAPE
Maître Ghislaine L. TAPEVice-Treasurer
Phone: +225 27 22 41 85 03
Mobile: +225 07 08 28 00 06
WhatsApp: +225 07 08 28 00 06
likpia.tape@lafmaal.com
Mariam MUWANGA
Mariam MUWANGALAFMAAL ACADEMICS
Phone: +49-(0) 202 439 2702
Mobile:
WhatsApp:
mariam.muwanga@lafmaal.com
Birte MICHEL
Birte MICHELLAFMAAL ENVIRONMENTAL
Phone:
Mobile: +49-(0) 152 09 29 74 16
WhatsApp: +49-(0) 152 09 29 74 16
birte.michel@lafmaal.com
Loba Kimou Arsène ALIMAN
Loba Kimou Arsène ALIMANWebsite Administrator
Phone: +225 05 65 65 06 59
Mobile: +225 01 53 10 64 08
WhatsApp: +225 05 65 65 06 59
arsene.aliman@lafmaal.com
Degoule GOULIVAS
Degoule GOULIVASWebsite Administrator
Phone: +225 01 01 00 06 73
Mobile: +225 01 78 34 53 02
WhatsApp: +225 01 01 00 06 73
degoule.goulivas@lafmaal.com