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.


Profiling Women Scientists in Africa - A Publication on Inspiring Stories

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 and non-science manner whose aim is to  inspire younger girls to pursue careers in science and to help build the gender capacity within academies.


Science-Business-Dialogue Conference

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, Gauteng, South Africa.

For further information and registration, please follow this link or the Facebook page here.

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.


Expert Panel Workshop on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Africa

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 the development of the Policy Makers Booklet on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) for Africa.


Our Mandate

The Network of African Science Academies aspires to act as an independent African forum that brings together Academies of Sciences in Africa to discuss scientific aspects of challenges of common concern, to make common statements on major issues relevant to Africa and to provide mutual support to member Academies. Drawing from this, NASAC aims to specifically facilitate the provision of advice to governments and regional organizations on scientific aspects of pertinent issues to Africa 's development through science academies.


Contact us

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Tel: +254 020 2694730

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