NAS celebrate 40th years as voice of science


The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) will be celebrating her 40 th year as the ‘‘voice of
science’’ in Nigeria. The activities to mark this momentous milestone are scheduled to take place
in Abuja, Nigeria from the 14 th -16th of November, 2017 as part of a week of activities. The
activities will serve to showcase the Academy, her activities and partnerships, and plans for the
future. Scheduled events include a scientific symposium with the theme “The evolution of NAS
and its role in the science-policy nexus”, a ground breaking ceremony (at the NAS permanent
site), and a 40 th anniversary dinner.
In addition, the Nigerian Academy of Science will be hosting the 13th Annual Meeting of African
Science Academies (AMASA-13). The theme of this international meeting of African science
academies is “Science, Technology, and Innovation: Education and Manpower Development
in Africa”. The goals of the conference are to deliberate on education and manpower
development issues affecting Science Technology Innovation (STI) development in Africa,
discuss how science education and manpower development can accelerate Africa’s growth to
meet globally acceptable standards, and initiate a long term engagement plan for African Science
Academies, their respective governments, and policy makers to work towards a new era of STI
development for a more sustainable and self-reliant Africa.
The conference is open to scientists from African academies of science, policy makers, as well as
international development partners. Other participants expected at this conference include Inter-
government and Non-governmental Organizations, researchers and research administrators.
Attendance of this conference is strictly by invitation, and will be followed up with free
registration, for more details, please visit the Academy’s website or write
Professor Sunday .E. Atawodi, FAS
Public Affairs Secretary, NAS