NETWORK OF AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES(NASAC)<br />Founded in Nairobi, in December 2001 as <br />independent forum of Africa...
NASAC<br />2<br />
Networks of Science Academies<br />Amsterdam<br /> Inter Academies Council (IAC),<br />All European Academies ALLEA<br />L...
Merit-based science academies worldwide<br />Africa17<br />Asia34<br />Americas16<br />Europe40<br />Total107<br />
AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES<br />
AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES MEMBER OF NASAC<br />MADAGASCAR 1959	 	9. SENEGAL 1999<br />GHANA 1959			10. UGANDA 2000 <br />N...
AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES BEING FOUNDED<br />TUNISIA<br />ALGERIA<br />MALI<br />BURKINA<br />TOGO<br />BENIN<br />(RABAT ...
NASAC OBJECTIVES (1)<br />1. Strengthening science academies in Africa<br />Introduce appropriate reforms to increase <br ...
NASAC OBJECTIVES (2)<br />2. Services to scientific communities<br />Recognize scientific achievements and encourage the p...
NASAC OBJECTIVES (3)<br />3. Services to general public<br />Promoting public understanding of science (discussion meeting...
PROMOTING THE ROLE OF NASAC IN AFRICA<br />Exchange and share experiences among member academies<br />Foster initiatives t...
PROMOTING THE ROLE OF NASACWITH PARTNERS (1)<br />NASAC WORKING VISITS:<br />US NAS 2003;<br />ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEY 20...
PROMOTING THE ROLE OF NASACWITH PARTNERS (2)<br />Develop strong linkages with important <br />intergovernmental organizat...
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NETWORK OF AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES(NASAC)

  1. 1. NETWORK OF AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES(NASAC)<br />Founded in Nairobi, in December 2001 as <br />independent forum of African merit based <br />Science Academiesto: <br />Strengthen science academies in Africa<br />Promote the role of science academy in Africa.<br />
  2. 2. NASAC<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Networks of Science Academies<br />Amsterdam<br /> Inter Academies Council (IAC),<br />All European Academies ALLEA<br />London<br />European Academies Scientific Advisory Council EASAC<br />Trieste<br />Inter Academy Panel, IAP<br />Paris<br />Euro Mediterranean Academic Network EMAN<br />Brussels<br />Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological SciencesCAETS<br />Islamabad<br />Network of Academies of Sciences in OIC countries NASIC <br />
  4. 4. Merit-based science academies worldwide<br />Africa17<br />Asia34<br />Americas16<br />Europe40<br />Total107<br />
  5. 5. AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES<br />
  6. 6. AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES MEMBER OF NASAC<br />MADAGASCAR 1959 9. SENEGAL 1999<br />GHANA 1959 10. UGANDA 2000 <br />NIGERIA 1977 11. ZIMBA. 2004 <br />KENYA 1983 12. ZAMBIA 2005<br />AAS 1985 13. TANZANIA 2005<br />CAMEROON 1990 14. HASSANII 2006<br />SUDAN 1996 15. MAURITIUS 2007<br />SOUTH AF 1996 16. MOZAMB. 2007 <br /> 17. EGYPT 1798 (not yet NASAC member)<br />
  7. 7. AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES BEING FOUNDED<br />TUNISIA<br />ALGERIA<br />MALI<br />BURKINA<br />TOGO<br />BENIN<br />(RABAT WOKSHOP September 2010)<br />
  8. 8. NASAC OBJECTIVES (1)<br />1. Strengthening science academies in Africa<br />Introduce appropriate reforms to increase <br />membership by electing eminent younger <br />scientists, including women scientists<br />Provide long-term sustained support to <br />infrastructure and to training of personnel to <br />improve academy's image in society<br />Launch programmes that recognize and <br />encourage the pursuit of excellence in scientific <br />research<br />
  9. 9. NASAC OBJECTIVES (2)<br />2. Services to scientific communities<br />Recognize scientific achievements and encourage the pursuit of scientific excellence (election to membership, awards, medals)<br />Foster a new generation of talented scientists (schemes to spot and nurture scientific talent: prizes for young scientists, conferences for young scientists, mentoring)<br />Facilitate linkages with scientific communities abroad (exchange programmes, representations in international programmes)<br />Promote dissemination and exchange of scientific knowledge (publications, conferences and lectures<br />
  10. 10. NASAC OBJECTIVES (3)<br />3. Services to general public<br />Promoting public understanding of science (discussion meetings, public lectures, media and science centres connections)<br />Promoting science education (national science education policy and standards, quality of curriculum and teachers)<br />
  11. 11. PROMOTING THE ROLE OF NASAC IN AFRICA<br />Exchange and share experiences among member academies<br />Foster initiatives to establish new academies in African countries <br />Develop model academy for African countries that ensures excellence, relevance and critical mass of active members <br />Develop strong links with Universities<br />
  12. 12. PROMOTING THE ROLE OF NASACWITH PARTNERS (1)<br />NASAC WORKING VISITS:<br />US NAS 2003;<br />ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEY 2006;<br />UK ROYAL SOCIETY 2006.<br />JOINT STATEMENTS WITH ACADEMIES:<br />G8 SUMMIT (20005; 2007; 2008)<br />AU SUMMIT (2007)<br />NASAC has received a EUR 1.5 million grant from <br />the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for <br />implementation of its strategic action agenda<br />
  13. 13. PROMOTING THE ROLE OF NASACWITH PARTNERS (2)<br />Develop strong linkages with important <br />intergovernmental organizations in Africa (ADB, <br />AU, NEPAD, ECA)<br />Strengthen collaborations with important non-governmental organizations (IAP, IAC, ICSU, TWAS)<br />Organize visits to prestigious academies <br />outside Africa (China, India, Brazil, Canada)<br />Collaboration with the ASADI Project<br />

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