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.
NASAC has published a report on "Open Access", based on a consultative forum held in Kenya in January 2015, and another on "Mainstreaming Gender in Science Education", based on a workshop in May 2015.
NASAC publishes a bi-annual newsletter. Click here for the latest issue or visit their website.
NASAC, with the endorsement of its member academies, has developed a science-policy document entitled: "The Grand Challenge of Water in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers". The document addresses, in a merit-based manner, the policy issues that need to be addressed by African policymakers in order to achieve the Africa Water Vision 2025.