African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

Académie africaine des sciences

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History

10 Dec 1985, Trieste (Italy), at a meeting held at the headquarters of the TWAS, at Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), when constitution was ratified. The inauguration took place on 1-2 June 1986, at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), where the Secretariat of AAS was located up to 1992 before moving to its own headquarters at Nairobi (Kenya).

Aims

Promote and foster the growth of scientific community in Africa, and stimulate and nurture the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation so as to serve socio-economic development and regional integration and global peace and security; stimulate, design and coordinate regional interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific research, development and demonstration projects or activities of major regional interest or concern; plan, convene and coordinate science education programmes; help in developing and nurturing high-level scientific and technological manpower by identifying young talented scientists and technologists, recognizing their merit and promoting growth of their creativity; facilitate, coordinate and undertake publication of scientific progress; foster dissemination of scientific knowledge throughout the continent; facilitate contacts between scientists in Africa.

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Activities

Core programme in 4 principal areas: 1. /Mobilization and strengthening of the African scientific community/ - comprising: Network of African Scientific Organizations (NASO) and African Research Information Network (AFRINET); Profiles and Databank of African Scientists and Scientific Institutions; Specific Assistance to Regional Scientific and Professional Associations. 2. /Publication and dissemination of scientific materials/ - undertaken by Academy Science Publishers (ASP), a joint venture between AAS and TWAS. 3. /Research, development and public policy/ - including: Special Commission on Africa (SCA); Drought, Desertification and Food Deficit (DDFD). 4. /Capacity building in science and technology/ - including: Capacity Building in Forestry Research (CBFR); Capacity Building in Soil and Water Management (SWM); Management of Environment and Natural Resources; Sustainable Development under Freshwater Poverty; Virtual Institute of Advanced Study in Africa (VIASA); National Forests Programmes (NFPs) Initiative for Africa. In addition: carries out Sensitization Missions; organizes meetings, symposia and workshops; collaborates in projects with other organizations with similar objectives.

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 35 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 33 countries
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Subjects *

  • Education
    • Academies
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

F2052

Last News Received

2010
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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