The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) is the apex independent scientific body in Nigeria. The Academy’s mission is to promote the growth, acquisition, and dissemination of scientific knowledge, and to facilitate its use in solving problems of national interest. The Academy will hold its 6th Annual Scientific Conference on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January, 2025. This edition of the conference, themed Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Nigeria, is slated to hold in Abuja.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together relevant stakeholders – policymakers, researchers, and the private sector – to showcase scientific research and innovations with the potential of addressing national challenges. The NAS invites scientists, students, and other stakeholders to submit abstracts of original research for this conference under the following sub-themes:


Subtheme 1: Effects of urban renewal on climate change – Research that examines the effects of urban renewal e.g., deforestation, habitat loss, etc. on climate change.

Subtheme 2: Climate change and water resources management – Research that examines how climate change has affected water availability and access (sub-surface and surface) in Nigeria; how communities have experienced and coped with flooding because of climate change; and scientific mechanisms in place to deal with water in the context of climate change.

Subtheme 3: Effects of climate change on agriculture and food security – This includes how communities have coped with commercial agriculture and food security in the context of climate change; how they have used diverse mechanisms such as ranching, dryland agriculture, irrigation, and sustainable land management to deal with consequences of climate change; and the scientific principles that underpin these practices.

Subtheme 4: Effects of climate change on human and animal health – This includes the examination of ways in which climate change exacerbates human health – e.g. pests and parasite-related illnesses, like malaria, diarrheal illnesses, respiratory diseases, food-related illnesses, etc. – and the adaptive mechanisms in place in Nigeria such as the “one health” approach that address health challenges due to climate change.

Subtheme 5: Climate change and energy – Research that assesses the impact of climate change on energy mix and their usage in Nigeria. These include studies that examine changing weather patterns, global warming, rising sea levels, the effects of emissions, and renewable energy. Particular interest relates to studies that examine how climate change has influenced or altered energy requirements in Nigeria, and the measures being put in place in the country to manage the energy challenge. Papers on the effects of climate change and transportation, especially those that examine the impact of climate change on transportation emissions, and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the environment are also invited.

Subtheme 6: Climate resilience infrastructure – Research that examines available infrastructures and how they can be better designed or optimized to withstand the adverse effects of climate change. These include research that focuses on the ability of Nigeria to anticipate, prepare for, respond, and adapt to hazardous climatic events.

Subtheme 7: Climate change and technology application – This includes papers that explore the effects of climate change on technology application; the use of technological solutions; and the tech-adaptable benefits that are derivable from climate change.

Subtheme 8: Gender and intersectionality dimensions of climate change -Research that examines how women, children, vulnerable populations such as poor persons living in rural, suburban, and hard-to-reach communities, disabled, and those living in settings that are severely affected by climate change are disproportionately affected by climate change, and the mechanisms in place or that need to be put in place to address their vulnerability.



Participation in the conference is open to all interested researchers, students from tertiary
institutions, and participants from the private sector. There is no registration fee for this edition of the conference. To register to participate in the conference, please access the registration form here .


Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract for the conference, please indicate so in the registration form, and provide a link to your abstract (in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman Font Size 12, 500 words maximum, and not larger than 1MB) in the allotted space. Please use this Abstract Template for this purpose. Selected abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts, and subsequently, full papers will be considered for publication in the Academy’s journal – The Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science (PNgAS).


Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday, 16th August, 2024
  • Notification of selected abstracts: 7th-11th October, 2024
  • Deadline for conference registration: Friday, 1st November, 2024


Call for Exhibitors
The NAS Annual Scientific Conference provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase innovations, and products to stakeholders. The two-day conference is expected to have participants from relevant sectors including policy, research, academia, and industry; making it a must for exhibitors seeking to connect with multiple stakeholders. For enquiries regarding exhibition, kindly send an email to nasconference@nas.org.ng

For further information/enquires, please contact the NAS Secretariat using 0803-073-3880 or


Professor Friday Okonofua FAS                                                                Dr. M. Oladoyin Odubanjo

Chair, NAS Scientific Conference Committee                                                Executive Secretary, NAS

Professor Ekanem Braide FAS

President, NAS