Who We Are

The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) was established on 13th December 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the auspices of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Inter Academy Panel (lAP).

At that inception meeting the NASAC Statutes were drafted and signed by the following founding member-Academies:

  1. African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  2. Cameroon Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  3. Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS)
  4. Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS)
  5. Madagascar National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences
  6. Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS)
  7. Academie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Senegal (ANSTS)
  8. Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)
  9. Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

The AAS, having initiated the process of forming the Network, agreed also to host the NASAC Secretariat. NASAC membership currently stands at 21 member Academies with the following twelve Academies as additional members:

10. Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS)
11. Zambia Academy of Sciences (ZaAS)
12. Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS)
13. Sudan National Academy of Sciences (SNAS)
14. Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology Morocco
15. Academy of Sciences of Mozambique (ASM)
16. Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST)
17. Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS)

18. Academie Nationale des Sciences, Arts et Letters du Benin (ANSALB)

19. Togolese Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (ANSALT)

20. Académie Nationale des Sciences du Burkina (ANSB)

21. Académie Nationale des Sciences et Technologies du Congo (ANSTC)

Since its inception, NASAC has been committed to enhancing capacity of existing science academies and encouraging the creation of new academies in countries where none exist in Africa.

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Our Mandate

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.


Contact us

P. O. Box 201 Karen 00502, Nairobi, Kenya
Miotoni Lane, Off Miotoni Road, Karen

Tel: +254 020 2694730

Cell: +254 0712 914285/ +254 0733 297661