The objective of NASAC is to act as an independent African forum that brings together the nine merit-based academies of science in the continent to discuss the scientific aspects of problems of common concern, to make common statements on major issues relevant to Africa and to provide mutual support to member academies. In pursuing this objective the Network, which was established in 2001, collaborates with other academies inside and outside the continent as well as with regional and international organizations concerned with African problems.
PostedMay 24, 2019
UpdatedMay 24, 2019
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 Partnership.
This forum provided a platform for scientists to dialogue with and, provide evidence- informed advice to policy makers on the value of women’s participation and inclusion in national frameworks for realization of the SDGs; in particular, SDG 5 on ‘Gender Equality’.