Science shops network

A science shop is a means of bringing a university and its community, including local associations, closer together through projects carried out by students as part of their training. Born in Europe in the 1970s, this concept is changing according to the context.

Under the impetus of the SOHA project, about ten science and knowledge shop projects are underway in sub-Saharan French-speaking Africa and Haiti. These projects need support: incentives, training and financial resources to carry out their first pilot projects. Here is the list of these shops in April 2019.


Burkina Faso



Ivory Coast




Democratic Republic of Congo

An African network of science and knowledge shops is also being set up.

This page will introduce these initiatives and provide new ones. It will also be the meeting point for all those who want to support science shops in sub-Saharan French-speaking Africa and Haiti.

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