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..
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..
The International Forum on Women and Sustainable Development in Africa was organized by NASAC in collaboration with the Tanzania Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the French Development Agency, the French Institute for Development Research, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the Inter Academy..
The Young Scientists Conference on Genomics and Human Health in Africa will be jointly organized by the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS) and the Sudan Academy of Young Scientists (SAYS) in partnership with the TWAS Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA). The conference will be held in Khartoum from 2-7 December 2018. The conference will..
The Dar es Salaam Declaration was an output of the recently concluded International Forum on Women and Sustainable Development in Africa that was held in Dar es Salaam Tanzania from 8-10 March 2018. Click here to view the Dar es Salaam Declaration.
National academies of science have a long tradition of engaging widely in strengthening the evidence base to underpin the delivery of enhanced food and nutrition security at regional and national levels. NASAC, the Network of African Science Academies, has developed a food nutrition and agriculture (FNSA) report for audiences in Africa as a contribution to the..