NASAC has been able to (and will) organize Scientific Conferences on:
- Launching of critical flagship programmes on water, women and science education etc…
- Creation of an independent advisory Expert Group to guide NASAC policies and operations
- Facilitation of members’ secretariats through training and capacity building support
- Increased NASAC membership (from the initial founding nine members)
- Establishment of a fully functional NASAC secretariat
- Hosting of several Scientific Conferences, Workshops and Seminars to inform the science-policy dialogue in Africa
NASAC has been able to develop and circulate widely four joint statements:
- Building science, technology and innovation capacities in Africa – presented to the meeting of Ministers of S&T (November 2006) and the subsequent Summit of the Heads of States and Governments at the AU meeting in January 2007 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
- Sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change, submitted to the G8-Summit in Heilingendamm, Germany in June 2007;
- The role of science, technology and innovation in promoting global development, presented to the G8-Summit in Hokkaido, Japan, 7-9 July 2008; and
- Brain drain in Africa, submitted to the heads of state and government attending the G8+5 Summit in Italy in July 2009.
- Successfully implemented the Project Stimulating a culture of Scientific and technological excellence in Africa (2009-2013) with funding support from Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Published Guidelines for Establishing and Strengthening Academies; and
- NASAC with the endorsement of its members developed a science-policy document on the Grand challenge of water security in Africa recommendation to policy makers in 2014..