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Training Workshop on Science and Communication

A training workshop on Science Communication - “Enhancing Science Communication for better Dissemination of Research Results in Africa” was organized by NASAC through funding support from The Global Network of Academies- IAP.


The workshop took place on 18-19 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. There were 23  participants all drawn from a pool of young scientists involved in different science disciplines from over 15 African countries.

The objectives of the workshop were met and they were:

  • To avail a platform to discuss successes and challenges in the uptake of research findings by those outside the scientific community;
  • To enhance their skills to become effective science communicators; and
  • To provide them with a forum to explore networking opportunities.

Overall, the workshop which was a success aimed at advancing Science Communication by training young scientists on innovative ways of communicating the importance of science to the general public, policymakers and the media.

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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The Network of African Science Academies aspires to act as an independent African forum that brings together Academies of Sciences in Africa to discuss scientific aspects of challenges of common concern, to make common statements on major issues relevant to Africa and to provide mutual support to member Academies. Drawing from this, NASAC aims to specifically facilitate the provision of advice to governments and regional organizations on scientific aspects of pertinent issues to Africa 's development through science academies.


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