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Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)

Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)

NASAC is the network of African science academies with a mission to make the voice of science in Africa heard. In particular, NASAC is dedicated to science-based policy advise, science education, challenges for women in research and science, young African scholars, and support for the establishment of academies on the African continent where none exist.

NASAC is the network of 24 national science academies in Africa with which the Leopoldina has cooperated since 2011 in a variety of ways in the framework of project funding by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). From 2011 to 2015, four science-based statements have been published by NASAC on health, climate change, water management and biotechnology for agriculture. Since 2015, the Leopoldina and NASAC have also worked together to support the development of a network of science, industry and society in so-called “science-business-dialogue-workshops”. There are also joint activities on “Sustainable African Cities”



Dr. Marina Koch-Krumrei

Head of International Relations Department

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 830
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 839
E-Mail marina.koch-krumrei @leopoldina.org