The Africa Spectral Imaging Network (AFSIN) is an active collaboration between physicists in eight African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Togo) and one Asian country (Sri Lanka). The network has received International Science Programme (ISP) support since 2011. Through this support, workshops are held at least every two years, if not every year in one of the member countries. There are also exchange programmes through which researchers are able to visit institutions in other countries and collaborate in research as well as share research equipment. As an example of this, Alvarez Kossonou, a PhD student from Ivory Coast visited the Department of Physics at the University of Nairobi for a period of three months to do his research on multispectral imaging in the laser lab using the Multifunctional Microscope. As part of his Masters Degree, Alvarez developed the Multifunctional Microscope at Lund University, Sweden.
Dr. A. Kaduki