The NASAC network leadership structure consists of the General Assembly, the Board, the Secretariat, and Executive Directors from the member academies.
The General Assembly is the overall decision making body of NASAC and is comprised of the Presidents of the member academies. The NASAC Board is the Executive arm of NASAC and it is constituted of a Chair, 3 Vice Chairs, Member in-charge of Scientific matters, Secretary General, Treasurer and the Immediate Past President.
Following the successful election of the NASAC Board members during the 9th NASAC General Assembly meeting that was held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on 15 November 2013, the new board will consist of:
Prof. Mostapha Bousmina from Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology Morocco is the current Chair of NASAC;
- Vice Chairs
(i) Vice Chair for Policy Review and Administration
Dr. Yousuf Maudarbocus from Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology
(ii) Vice Chair for Public Relations and Outreach
Prof. Nelson Sewankambo from Uganda National Academy of Sciences
(iii) Vice Chair for Resource Mobilization and Fund Raising
Prof. Ahmadou Ndiaye from Acadermie des Sciences et Techniques du
- Secretary General
Prof. Barney Pityana from Academy of Science of South Africa
Prof. Bernard Aduda from the Kenya National Academy of Sciences
- Member in-charge of Scientific Matters
Prof. Oyewale Tomori from the Nigerian Academy of Science
- Member, Immediate Past President
Prof. Robin Crewe form Academy of Science of South Africa
The NASAC Secretariat, which is currently based at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), is responsible for the formal functions and legal operations of the network.
The Secretariat is headed by the Programmes Director, Ms Jacqueline Olang.
The other staff members are:
Ms Rose Nyingi - Programme Officer;
Mr. Philbert Okello - Finance Officer and
Ms Rahab Gitahi - Administrative Officer