Enhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies

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  • Appendix E: Acronyms


    This list excludes national-level bodies mentioned only in the Country Profiles which form part of section 2.

    AAS: African Academy of Sciences

    ACVI: Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (Uganda)

    AMASA: Annual Meeting of African Science Academies

    ASADI: The African Science Academy Development Initiative

    ASSAf: Academy of Science of South Africa

    AU: African Union

    AUC: African Union Commission (the AU secretariat)

    CAS: Cameroon Academy of Sciences

    CSIR: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)

    EAS: Ethiopian Academy of Sciences

    IAC: InterAcademy Council (an advisory body to international organizations)

    IAMP: Interacademy Medical Panel (of medical academies and medical arms of general academies)

    IAP: IAP--The Global Network of Science Academies

    ICSU: The International Council for Science

    KNAW: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

    MINESUP: The Ministry of Higher Education (Cameroon)

    MINRESI: Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (Cameroon)

    NAS: Nigerian Academy of Science (see also US NAS)

    NASAC: Network of African Science Academies

    NEPAD: The New Partnership for Africa’s Development

    PREVIEW: Policy Research Evidence for Effective Working of the Nigerian Health Systems initiative

    SWOT Analysis: Analysis of some organisation in terms of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

    UNAS: Uganda National Academy of Sciences

    UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UN organization working in the interests of children)

    US AID: The US Agency for International Development, the U.S. federal body for development aid

    USNAS: National Academy of Science (US) (so-called here to distinguish it from the Nigerian academy)