Women In Science – Inspiring Stories from Africa

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..

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The Impact of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Relation to Food Security in Africa

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..

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Brain drain in Africa

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..

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Water Programme Launch Report

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..

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