CLH and Women for Africa both show support for female African researchers

  • CLH will finance the research visit of a Tunisian scientist at the Institute of Photonic Sciences

The CLH Group and the Women for Africa Foundation have signed an agreement through which the CLH Group joins the " Science By Women " program of this foundation.

The president of CLH, José Luis López de Silanes, accompanied by the company’s Managing Director, Jorge Lanza, and the president of Women for Africa, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, were those tasked with signing the agreement, which will make possible a postdoctoral research visit for a female African scientist at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO – Spanish acronym). This Institute was represented by its Director of Technology and Knowledge Transfer, Silvia Carrasco.

After the selection process carried out by the International Scientific Committee of Women Investigate, it will be Tunisian scientist Latifa Guesmi who will carry out her stay at the ICFO in the IV edition of this programme.

A Doctor of Information and Telecommunications Technologies from the University of Cartago, Latifa Guesmi will research the topic of the development of far-reaching accessible broadband systems based on optical and photonic recognition techniques.

The ICFO is one of the 5 founding centres of the Women Investigate programme, together with the National Centre for Oncological Research, the Carlos III Health Institute, the National Centre of Biotechnology and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

In its 4 editions, 40 researchers from 15 countries have benefitted from post-doctoral research trips in the 16 Severo Ochoa Spanish centres and their associated centres of excellence. The majority of them have published their results in international journals and have presented them at conferences in Europe, Africa and the USA.

CLH is the leading company in the transport and storage of petroleum products on the Spanish market, it has a pipeline network over 4,000 kilometres long and 40 storage facilities, as well as 28 airport facilities. On an international level, the company is developing an ambitious expansion plan and is already in operation in four countries: the United Kingdom, Oman, Ireland and Panama.