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..
NASAC Action Item1: Help create new academies and support existing members with developing strategic plans and concrete work plans. NASAC’s Strategic Action Agenda identifies the aforementioned item as a priority and hence the Expert Group (EG) recommends that the item be split into two parts. Click on the link below to view the full report:..
Water is a crucial resource with great implications for Africa’s development. Climate change coupled with increasing population growth has led to an increase in water demand. In most African countries the demand outstrips the available water resources. As water availability constantly declines, partitioning of water for domestic consumption, agriculture and other forms of water use..
Most science academies (and members of NASAC) in Africa are underresourced and have limited institutional capacity, while their potential role in society is significant, in particular when it comes to offering independent and evidence-based advice to government and promoting science and science education. The public and even scholars are often unfamiliar with the role and..
The migration of African scientists to developed countries represents a personal decision shaped in large measure by an individual’s assessment of where the best career opportunities lie. Governments can help influence this decision by developing and implementing policies for African scientists that improve their living and working conditions at home and that offer realistic prospects..
Water scarcity remains an unsolved issue to policy makers and water researchers.This crisis is likely to worsen due to climate change compounded by high population growth. However, stakeholders through collaboration can bolster water management through research and innovation, hence the role of the NASAC water programme broadly and the merit of the water steering committee..
We the members of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) submit this statement for information and action to the meeting of Science and Technology Ministers (November 2006) and the subsequent summit of Heads of States and Governments on Science and Technology issues (January 2007). Read More..
NASAC, with the endorsement of its members, has developed a science-policy document entitled: Changing Disease Patterns in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers. The document is a ready source of refernce for policymakers seeking an intergrated approach in health development. Click Heret to access the booklet.
We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 3 of the NASAC e-newsletter – Science Networker, Issue 1-2016. View…
Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development – Recommendations to Policymakers is a science-policy document that has been developed by NASAC with the endorsemnt of its members. This document focuses on why adoption of Agric-Biotech is important to Africa. Click Here to access the booklet.