NASAC is the network of African science academies with the 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 start-up support for new academies on the African continent.
The NASAC is a network of 24 national science academies in Africa which the Leopoldina has been cooperating with in a number of ways since 2011 within 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 the NASAC have also joint forces to support the development of a network of key players from science, industry, and society in the so-called “Science-Business-Dialogue-Workshops”. There are also joint activities on the topic of “Sustainable African Cities”.