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..


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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.


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