Women are under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields globally, but the situation is worse in Africa. In response to this, the Inter-Academy Partnership-Research (IAP-R) partnered with NASAC to publish a book profiling African women scientists. This publication profiles women in STEM fields in Africa. The stories are written mainly to inspire girls and..
We are delighted to announce the projects that will be supported as part of the first LIRA 2030 Africa call. As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda (LIRA) 2030 in Africa” programme, ICSU-NASAC-ISSC launched a call for pre-proposals on the “Understanding the Energy – Health – Natural Disasters nexus in the urban..
The president of NASAC, Prof. Mostapha Bousmina, took part in the G7-Science Conference held on 4th May 2017 in Rome, Italy. The G7-Science Group brings together the Academies of Science of the G7 member countries (United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom). The Networks of Science Academies of America, Asia, Oceania,..
As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support 10 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euros each over..
The Inter Academy Panel (IAP) project meeting on “Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture” was held from 3-5 April in Halle, Germany. Participants from the regional academy networks, The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and The..
Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa – Training Event on Transdisciplinary Research
As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” programme, ICSU-NASAC-ISSC launched a call for pre-proposals on “Understanding the Energy – Health – Natural Disasters nexus in the urban context in Africa.” Following the call, 35 pre-proposals were selected to attend a training event on integrated research, and this took place on..
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and in collaboration with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) will be hosting a regional conference on Science-Business-Society Dialogue from 5 to 7 December 2016 in Pretoria,..
NASAC, with funding support from the Inter Academy Panel (IAP) is running a project to publish a book on Inspiring Stories of African Women Scientists. The publication will feature stories that will speak to the African continent and which will profile African women stories. NASAC’s objective is to develop a publication in a story telling..
The Expert Panel Workshop on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture held in Nairobi Kenya, 9-10 May 2016, brought together experts in agriculture from across Africa and was geared towards them providing background information on the key questions around the various thematic areas as well the drawing up of key messages that will go towards..
Communication Event on: Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development
The Communication Event on Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa on 21st and 22nd April 2016. The meeting brought together biotechnology experts from a number of African countries, representatives from African Science Academies as well as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)..