The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences

David Baratoux, IRD, Geosciences Environnement Toulouse, Toulouse, France; Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire Check Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, Hasnaa Chennaoui-Aoudjehane, Géosciences Appliquées à l’Ingénierie de l’Aménagement GAIA Laboratory, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock, Department of Geology, Casablanca, Morocco, Roger Gibson, University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geosciences, Johannesburg, South Africa, Atmane Lamali, Centre de Recherche en Astrophysique et Géophysique, Geophysics, Algiers, Algeria, Wolf Uwe Reimold, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, Maria Selorm Sepah, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, Mouley Charaf Chabou, Université Ferhat Abbas, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Setif, Algeria, John Bosco Habarulema, Rhodes University, Department of Physics and Electronics, Grahamstown, South Africa; South African National Space Agency, Hermanus, South Africa, Mark Jessell, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Aberra Mogessie, University of Graz, Institute of Earth Sciences,, Graz, Austria, Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco, Elyvin Nkhonjera, Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network, Lilongwe, Malawi, Ndivhuwo Cecilia Mukosi, Council for Geoscience, Young Earth Scientists (YES), Pietersburg, South Africa, Maram Kaire, Association Senegalaise pour la Promotion de l’Astronomie, Dakar, Senegal, Pierre Rochette, CEREGE ARBOIS, Aix En Provence, France, Amanda Sickafoose, South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Cape Town, South Africa, Jesús Martínez-Frías, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Complutense University of Madrid, Instituto de Geociencias, Madrid, Spain, Alex Hofmann, University of Johannesburg, Geology, Johannesburg, South Africa, Luigi Folco, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Angelo Pio Rossi, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Gayane Faye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Dakar, Senegal, Katrien Kolenberg, University of Antwerp, Physics Department, Heverlee, Belgium, Kelali Tekle, East African Regional office of Astronomy for Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Djelloul Belhai, Université des sciences et de la technologie Houari-Boumédiène,, Faculté des Sciences de la Terre, de la Géographie et Aménagement du Territoire (FSTGAT), Bab Ezzouar, Algeria, Meryem Elyajouri, Observatoire de Paris, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France, Christian Koeberl, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria and Mamdouh Abdeem, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences Egypt, Cairo, Egypt