Jackie Kado is the Executive Director of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) based in Nairobi, Kenya. NASAC is a consortium of twenty-eight science academies in Africa, whose membership is drawn from all spheres of science. She has served science academies in various capacities since the establishment of NASAC in 2001. Jackie holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Mathematics and Commerce) from the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She is passionate about project management for policy advice in science and an astute believer in using homegrown solutions to overcome societal challenges. She also currently serves in several regional and international committees.