The Africa Science Diplomacy and Policy Network (ASDPN) is a pan African organisation whose conception was born during the ASSAf – TWAS – AAAS inaugural regional workshop on Science and Diplomacy in Pretoria South Africa.
The network which is the first of its kind in Africa, spans the African continent covering four major sub-regions that is Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa and South Africa, with more than 50 registered members barely one month after it was officially launched across the African continent, in Cameroons capital city Yaoundé, during the ACPC (African Climate Policy Centre) Media Training on the use of Climate Information Services in Development Planning.
ASDPN is an active Pan African development tool that campaigns relentlessly for a continent where development decisions are no longer based on assumptions but are rather evidence based. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religious leaning.
The Africa Science Diplomacy and Policy Network, works to make sure that Science, Diplomacy and Policy are at all times the bases for all development initiatives in Africa both at community and regional levels thus ensuring a steady pursuit of sustainability. In this light ASDPN works to bridge the gap between science, diplomacy and policy by ensuring that they all move together at all times and across all spheres of development.
Our network is thus very influential in grass root community engagement, driving research towards the needs of indigenous communities across Africa and addressing these challenges according to the degree of urgency over space and time.
ASDPN’s activities include promotion of science, technology and early uptake of negotiation skills among African communities and groups, policy development, debate and guidance, protecting and advocating for the rights of communities to make their own development choices based on their degree of need, fast tracking Sustainable Development in Africa through science and tactful diplomatic engagements, and ensure ASDPN policies works to shape Africa’s transformation by supporting a growth path which addresses the vulnerabilities that impact on people’s lives.
Africa Science Diplomacy and Policy Network has as members scientists/scientific groupings and diplomats that have a deep experience of Science Diplomacy and/or who are currently contributing to diplomatic discussions as well as experts of other backgrounds who are contributing knowledge in crafting policies for Africa’s development.
ASDPN targets all major groups as defined under Agenda 21 of the Earth Summit that is Children, Youth, and Women, the Scientific and Technology community, Non-Governmental Organizations, Workers, Trade Unions, Farmers, Indigenous Peoples and their Communities in addition to state institutions.
ASDPN is a team of passionate and patriotic volunteers working across the continent to advance simple scientific solutions and policies for the development of their communities and nations. ASDPN is also partners with Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s), Governments and Academic Institutions.
Proactively transforming society by responding to Africa’s aching challenges, reducing risks, reducing poverty and maximizing opportunities for Africans, while advancing Sustainable Development through Science Diplomacy and Policy.
To create a simple web across the African continent, linking scientists, diplomats and policy makers for the common purpose of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Science Diplomacy in domestic and foreign policies of African states.
GO1: To contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development goals and the Africa Union Agenda 2063 through strengthening the interplay of science, policy and diplomacy for an emergent African continent. Specific Objectives
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