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..
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..
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,..
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..
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..
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 NASAC Bylaws. Please click here to download a copy of the Bylaws.
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.
The Sustainable African Cities: Debating Current Challenges and exploring future pathways conference was held on 3-6 July 2018 in Accra, Ghana and was hosted by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS). To access and download a copy of the conference report, please click here.
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..