Enhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies

  • AuthorInterAcademies Council
  • TitleEnhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies
  • Release Date30 September 2015
  • Copyright2014
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Appendix E: Acronyms


This list excludes national-level bodies mentioned only in the Country Profiles which form part of section 2.

AAS: African Academy of Sciences

ACVI: Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (Uganda)

AMASA: Annual Meeting of African Science Academies

ASADI: The African Science Academy Development Initiative

ASSAf: Academy of Science of South Africa

AU: African Union

AUC: African Union Commission (the AU secretariat)

CAS: Cameroon Academy of Sciences

CSIR: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)

EAS: Ethiopian Academy of Sciences

IAC: InterAcademy Council (an advisory body to international organizations)

IAMP: Interacademy Medical Panel (of medical academies and medical arms of general academies)

IAP: IAP--The Global Network of Science Academies

ICSU: The International Council for Science

KNAW: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

MINESUP: The Ministry of Higher Education (Cameroon)

MINRESI: Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (Cameroon)

NAS: Nigerian Academy of Science (see also US NAS)

NASAC: Network of African Science Academies

NEPAD: The New Partnership for Africa’s Development

PREVIEW: Policy Research Evidence for Effective Working of the Nigerian Health Systems initiative

SWOT Analysis: Analysis of some organisation in terms of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

UNAS: Uganda National Academy of Sciences

UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UN organization working in the interests of children)

US AID: The US Agency for International Development, the U.S. federal body for development aid

USNAS: National Academy of Science (US) (so-called here to distinguish it from the Nigerian academy)

Document Date: September 30, 2015
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