28 January 2019 to 2 February 2019
Bank of Ghana Conf Facility, Uni Ghana.
Africa/Accra timezone
PCCr2 and AfLS2
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Joint Conference of the Pan African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2) and the African Synchrotron Light Source (AfLS2)

The second African Light Source Conference (AfLS2) will be held as a Joint Conference with the Pan African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2) in Accra, Ghana from 28th Jan to 2nd Feb 2019.
The Pan African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2)
The PCCr2 follows a very successful PCCr1 held in Dschang Cameroon in 2016.
Please find a direct link to the PCCr2 Website here and the IuCR-PCCr2 Site here
Please find the first annoucement of PCCr2 here, and the PCCr1 report here.

The Pan African Conference on Crystallography is designed to bring together crystallographers, mineralogists and solid state scientists from Africa and beyond. The aim is to promote crystallography and explore educational opportunities for researchers in the field. The benefits of which are not just limited to academia, but industry as well. Attending PCCr2 will help you share and gain more knowledge and grow your professional network as well as discovering new opportunities for growth in your career or academia. The Conference continues to attract more researchers and scientists as the years go on. We believe all the objectives of the conference will be realized in the near future. The PCCr2  will launch the African Crystallography Association (AfCA) which aims to  network all African crystallographers and structural scientists.
The Second African Light Source Conference (AfLS2) : towards a brighter future

The AfLS2 comes after the successful first African Light Source Conference and Workshop (AfLS1) held at the ESRF in Grenoble in November 2015.  During the AfLS1, the roadmap towards the ultimate establishment of an AfLS was developed, together with a Steering Committee which had both a large African and global footprint. The Roadmap relates to developing the user base, the projects, deep capacity building, promoting networks, scientific and technical exchanges, building associated local infrastructural capacity, raising the profile of the project politically and developing the Pan African strategic plan with African leadership.
The second African light source conference will review the light source based science and also progresses the vision of an African Light Source. This conference will cover topics that include Medical Sciences, Heritage Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental sciences, Energy Sciences, Nano Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mineral Sciences, Accelerator and Detector Sciences, Competitive Industry, Capacity Building and Infrastructures. There will also be sessions on the strategy and vision for an African light source. Details on the AfLS project are here.

PCCr2 and AfLS2 will hold a joint Conference. It is co-located, and interdigitated, with both shared and parallel sessions. We look forward to a fruitful partnership progressing the aims of both conferences. 

Participants will be African scientists and students, and also the international colleagues, who have conducted research related to or enabled by the crystal state of matter, and also research enabled by modern Light Sources. The strategic components of both conferences includes policy-making sessions.

Both English and French speaker African scientists are welcome to attend the conference. The conference will be in both languages (English and French), even though most presentations and discussions will be in English. 
Programme Outline
The programme is available from the Programme link in the left hand menu. The programme details, as they are updated, are available in the Timetable link on the left hand menu.
  • PCCr2 - sessions are in orange
  • AfLS2- sessions are in purple
  • Joint PCCr2 and AfLS2 - sessions are in green
Students and Early Career Scientists welcome
Students and Early Career Scientists who would like to attend should register and in addition apply for support using the link in the left panel.

Language Policy
All languages are welcome to attend the conference (the conference can be both in French and English as international languages).

The joint PCCr2-AfLS2 conference is supported by:

For more information on sponsorship, contact the organising committee by mail at afls2019@saip.org.za or info@pccrafrica.org. Various sponsorship packages available.
Bank of Ghana Conf Facility, Uni Ghana.
University Of Ghana, Legon, Accra-Ghana