Regional Committees


Our mission

  • To promote high-quality Laboratory Animal Science in the region.
  • To encourage participation from all countries and associations.
  • To support the establishment of animal institutional oversight bodies (ethics committees, IACUCs...).
  • To promote education and training opportunities.
  • To stimulate networking, collaboration and knowledge-exchange in the region.

Committee Members

  • Ouajdi Souilem (co-chair), Tunisia.
  • Abdelouafi Benmouloud, Algeria.
  • Bert Mohr, South Africa.
  • Khadiga Gaafar, Egypt.
  • Francis Fakoya, Nigeria.


The kick off meeting of the OIE Twinning project betweeen The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Dell’Abruzzo e del Molise  “G. Caporale” (IZSAM) and The École Nationale de Médecine Véterinaire, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia on “Animal Welfare in Tunisia and North Africa” has been held online on the 18th and the 19th of February 2021. You can see the report here.

Click HERE to find the 2015-2019 Activity Report of the ICLAS Africa Regional Committee, including activities in South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria.

Specific report 2018 ACURET Workshop in Nigeria.

Animal Care and Use in Research, Education, and Teaching (ACURET) held a five-day intensive workshop “RANEXT Basics” at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, February 5 – 8, 2018. ICLAS provided support for the course. There were 32 participants from various institutions across Nigeria and NIMR, including lecturers, clinicians, research fellows, postgraduate students, research assistants, and lab technologists. The workshop facilitated a re-orientation of participants to perceptions about research using laboratory animals, humane principles and practical hands-on protocols, including animal restraint techniques, substance administration and sample collections, aseptic techniques and basic suturing techniques.

Our other regional committees.