The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) hosted a two-day workshop for Women for Science in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 November to 1 December 2009. The workshop brought together women scientists and members of various academies drawn from over 10 African countries.
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).
Joint Statement by NASAC to G8 on the Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in promoting Global Development.
Joint statement by the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and the Science Council of Asia (SCA) to the G8 on the role of science, technology and innovation in promoting global development.
We, the members of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), submit the following statement on sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change to the leaders fo the G8 countries. The goal of this statement is to convey information and spur action on the occassion of the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, in June 2007.
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 potential of academies. By organizing international conferences and conducting stakeholder forums and focused in-country workshops, academies in Africa can become more visible. Regional and international networking also provides new opportunities to science academies. See Attachment for more details.