Science, Technology and Innovation: Education and Manpower Development in Africa – AMASA-13 Report

This report contains the summary of the presentations made during the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA-13), hosted by the NAS as part of events that marked the Academy’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The theme of the meeting was Science, Technology, and Innovation: Education and Manpower Development in Africa. Click here to view or..

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) wishes to fill key vacant positions at its secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. NASAC is a consortium of twenty-eight science academies in Africa and has a two-fold mandate: (i) To be the voice of science for policy- and decision-makers in Africa and worldwide, in order to become the regional..

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Emerita Prof. Isabella Akyinbah QUAKYI

Secretary General, NASAC Area of Specialization: Immunology, Parasitology and Public Health Title: Emerita Professor Affiliation(s): Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) Brief Biodata: Emerita Prof. I. A. Quakyi specializes in Immunology, Parasitology and Public Health. University of Ghana (UG). Her research and teaching over the past four decades focused on malaria immunity, immunoparasitology, immunopathology,..

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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..

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African Food Security at risk from neonicotinoid insecticides

Agriculture  is  critically  important  for  African  societies  and  economies,  but  ensuring  food  security  for Africa’s  growing  population  is  a  major  challenge  due  to  climate  change,  structural  changes  in  land use and management, and intensification of agriculture, including the use of pesticides. Of particular concern is a group of insecticides called ‘neonicotinoids’. These pesticides render all..

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