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EASAC-NASAC Joint Workshop: "Strengthening the Dialogue between Science and Policy"

The workshop on Science policy dialogue was organized by EASAC and NASAC and hosted by German National Academy of Sciences-Leopoldina and was held on 17-19 September 2012.
The Workshop brought together Programme officers, Programme Managers and Council Members from Academies of Science in Africa and Europe. 40 participants from 13 African and 13 European Science Academies attended the meeting.

Participants shared experiences of their past interactions with policy-makers and the wider public, discussed good practices in some of the academy activities which involved dialogue between science and policy-makers and the wider public. The workshop also identified activities of common interest and discussed possible mechanisms for future collaboration between the two networks

Member Academies

  1. Academie Nationale des Sciences, Arts et Letters du Benin (ANSALB)
  2. Académie Nationale des Sciences du Burkina (ANSB)
  3. Académie Nationale des Sciences et Technologies du Congo (ANSTC)
  4. Academie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Senegal (ANSTS)
  5. Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
  6. Academy of Sciences of Mozambique (ASM)
  7. African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  8. Cameroon Academy of Sciences (CAS)   
  9. Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS)
  10. Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS)
  11. Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology Morocco
  12. Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS)
  13. Madagascar National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences
  14. Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST)
  15. Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS)
  16. Sudan National Academy of Sciences (SNAS)
  17. Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS)
  18. Togolese Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (ANSALT)
  19. Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)
  20. Zambia Academy of Sciences (ZaAS)
  21. Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS)

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