We are pleased to announce the release of The Science Networker volume 7 issue 2 of April 2020.
Science Education Programme We are pleased to announce the release of The Science Networker – Volume 7 Issue 1 of February 2020, NASAC’s electronic e-bulletin. Addressing grand challenges of this century, which are defined within the framework of international agendas (2030 Agenda, 2063 African Union Agenda, Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, etc.), undoubtedly requires science-based responses..
The world’s climate is changing inherently and leading to negative health impacts. Globally, directly attributable health impacts are due to heat waves, rising sea levels, drought and disasters due to flash floods and windstorms. Indirect health impacts result from climatic changes affecting water quality, air pollution, land use change and ecological disequilibrium of vectors population…
Cette déclaration, du Réseau des académies africaines des sciences (NASAC), vise à définir des priorités d’action qui méritent d’être examinées afin de préparer, contrôler et atténuer les conséquences sanitaires de COVID-19 en Afrique et donner une impulsion au changement.
This statement, by the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), aims to articulate priorities for action that are worth considering so as to prepare for, control and mitigate the health consequences of COVID-19 in Africa and provide an impetus for change.
Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Use and Effects in African Agriculture – A Review and Recommendations to Policymakers
NASAC in collaboration with the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) developed a review and policymakers booklet on “Neonicotinoids: Use and effects in African Agriculture”. This initiative is jointly managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, with the full engagement of NASAC and IAP. This..
Africa is urbanising more rapidly than any other part of the world. In a new video from a meeting of the LIRA2030 Africa programme, we hear how early-career researchers are building a new research culture to interrogate the challenges of urbanisation and leverage opportunities to transform cities in Africa. Early-career researchers supported through the Leading..
The final report of the IAP project on Improving scientific input to global policymaking, with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals is out. To download a copy of the full report and a summary report, kindly follow this link.
Global food systems are failing humanity and speeding up climate change: New report from 130 national academies issues wake-up call to leaders on eve of COP24 The current approach to food, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment is unsustainable and must change. There is no time to waste, say the 130 national academies of science and..
Scientific Conference and Ministerial Roundtable on the Opportunities and Challenges for Research in FNSA
The NASAC Scientific Conference and Ministerial Roundtable on the Opportunities and Challenges for Research in Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) took place at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 17-18 September 2018. It brought together Food, Nutrition, Security and Agriculture (FNSA) experts, policymakers and stakeholders in Africa with the aim of conveying..