Prof. Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou
President, Network of African Science Academies
Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou is a full Professor of Mathematics & Physics at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. His works deal with noncommutative and nonlinear mathematics, and complexity. He serves as a member or associate editor of editorial boards for renowned journals and book series in mathematics and mathematical physics, including the Editorial Boards of Mathematics in Mind, Springer, Fields Cognitive Science Network, the Peer Community In (PCI) Neuroscience. He was awarded a series of recognitions for the excellence of his work such as the Prize of The World Academy of Sciences in 1996, the Tokyo University of Science President Award in 2015, and the 2016 World Academy of Sciences C. N. R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research ''for his incisive work on noncommutative and nonlinear mathematics and his contributions to world-class mathematics education ''. He was a member of UNESCO Scientific Board for International Basic Sciences Programme and of the InterAcademy Partnership working group on Harnessing Science, Engineering and Medicine to Address Africa’s Challenges. He is the President of the Network of African Science Academies, former President of the Benin National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. His membership extends to the Academy of Science of South Africa, African Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences, Académie Hassan II des Sciences et Techniques du Maroc, the InterAcademy Partnership Advisory Committee and Science Education Programme.