Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)

The objective of NASAC is to act as an independent African forum that brings together the nine merit-based academies of science in the continent to discuss the scientific aspects of problems of common concern, to make common statements on major issues relevant to Africa and to provide mutual support to member academies. In pursuing this objective the Network, which was established in 2001, collaborates with other academies inside and outside the continent as well as with regional and international organizations concerned with African problems.

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    Latest NASAC publications

    NASAC has published a report on "Open Access", based on a consultative forum held in Kenya in January 2015, and another on "Mainstreaming Gender in Science Education", based on a workshop in May 2015.

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    NASAC e-bulletin

    NASAC publishes a bi-annual newsletter. Click here for the latest issue or visit their website.

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    The Grand Challenge of Water Security in Africa - Recommendations to Policymakers

    NASAC, with the endorsement of its member academies, has developed a science-policy document entitled: "The Grand Challenge of Water in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers". The document addresses, in a merit-based manner, the policy issues that need to be addressed by African policymakers in order to achieve the Africa Water Vision 2025.

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    5 December 2011 – 6 December 2011

    AAS/NASAC Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya

    NASAC-IAP-OWSD Women for Science Follow-up Workshop

    The Workshop aims to facilitate: 1. Reporting of the Wfs working-group to NASAC and OWSD on the progress made in implementing the recommendations in their respective academies (based on the recommendations made during the Wfs Workshop held in 2009); and 2. Charting a way forward on ... Read More

  • [Press Release]

    17 Mar 2011

    ASSAf President heads NASAC

    ASSAf President will now lead NASAC - the Network of African Science Academies. Read More