Network of African Scientific Organizations (NASO)

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1988, Nairobi (Kenya), when officially launched, having been initiated, 1986, by African Academy of Sciences (AAS), following a resolution adopted at 1st International Conference on Networking of African Scientific Organizations, 20-22 June 1988, Nairobi. Inaugurated as an autonomous programme 4 Oct 1989, Nairobi. Subsequently reverted to AAS, becoming a project of the Academy.


Mobilize the African scientific community in a concerted quest for science-driven development of Africa.

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Focuses on 2 core programmes:

 • Bridging the gap between scientists, industrialists and policy-makers with projects for the industrialization of Africa, including African Research Information Network (AFRINET).

 • Development of a science culture in Africa including projects on: textbook writing and publication; studies in the evolution of science and technology in Africa (SESTA); Models for popularization of science and technology.


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Members in 9 countries
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Subjects *

  • Science
    • Science
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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