President of NASAC takes part in the G7-Science Conference

The president of NASAC, Prof. Mostapha Bousmina, has taken 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, Europe and Africa were also invited to take part to the Conference. The aim was to discuss international scientific issues with recommendations to be formulated and communicated to the Heads of State of the G7 Group, who will meet on 26-27 May 2017 in Rome, under the presidency of Italy.


NASAC e-bulletin Volume 3 Issue 2-2016

We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 3 of the NASAC e-newsletter – Science Networker, Issue 2-2016.

Call for pre-proposals: Advancing the implementation of SDG 11 in Africa

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 two years) that will advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on cities in Africa.


Regional Young Scientists’ Conference 2016

The  Nigerian  Academy  of  Science  (NAS)  in collaboration  with  The  World  Academies  of  Science  Regional  Office  of  Sub  Saharan  Africa  (TWAS ROSSA), and the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) will be hosting the 2016 Regional Young Scientists Conference  from  the  23rd  to  the  24th  of  August,  2016  in  Lagos-Nigeria.  The  theme  for  this  year’s conference  is  “Inclusive  growth  and  sustainable  development  in  Africa:  the  role  of  Young Academies”.


NASAC Agricultural Biotechnology Workshop

This was a workshop that was held jointly in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC), with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF



Workshop on Regulation of Agricultural GM Technology in Africa: Mobilizing Science and Science Academies for Policy Making held on 15-16th April 2013

The Regional Network for Science Academies in Africa (NASAC) and Seven Academies of Sciences in Africa, scientists and journalists deliberated the roles of science academies in the Regulation of Agricultural GM technology in Africa in at a two day workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was organized by the Kenya National Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of South Africa with funding from NASAC-Leopoldina collaboration. The event also provided a platform for the launch of ASSAf policy makers booklet on GM.

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