Call for Contributions: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017

The International Transdisciplinarity Conference in 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
Contributions from all fields and research cultures are invited. 

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AMASA 12 & The NASAC Water Communication Event

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) jointly with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) hosted the 12th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA).  The meeting which brought together 150 representatives from over 22 African science academies met from 6 to 9 November 2016 to deliberate on poverty reduction on the continent and the challenges faced by Africa due to extreme poverty.

There was also representation from the Global Young Academy with 15 young academies from seven different countries in Africa.

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Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa - Training Event on Transdisciplinary Research

brandimagesAs 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 3-7 October 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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”.

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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

Theme: PROMOTING AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

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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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