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Regional Committees


Our mission

  • to promote high-quality laboratory animal science in the region.
  • to encourage participation from all countries and associations  in the region.
  • to support the establishment of animal ethics committees (IACUCs) in the region.
  • to promote education and training opportunities in the region.
  • to stimulate networking, collaboration and knowledge-exchange in the region.

Committee Members

  • Ouajdi Souilem (co-chair). National School of Veterinary Medicine, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia.
  • Abdelouafi Benmouloud (co-chair) Algeria.
  • Bert Mohr. University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Khadiga Gaafar. Cairo University. Egypt.
  • Francis Fakoya. ACURET. Nigeria.


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 lab 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.


Asia & India