Thursday, June 12, 2008

The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions

ANSTI, the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions, is an organ of cooperation that embraces African institutions engaged in University level training and research in the fields of science and technology.

Founded in January 1980, through the financial support of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Germany, the network has grown over the years to become an effective institution for the development of human resource capacity in the fields of Basic and Engineering Sciences.

In addition to UNESCO, which accommodates the ANSTI secretariat, several other international agencies involved in the support of higher education in science and engineering have been supporting ANSTI program activities or using ANSTI network to implement their own programs.

To-date ANSTI has 109 member institutions in thirty five (35) countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This puts ANSTI in a powerful position to advertise, coordinate and implement various programme activities for various international agencies.

ANSTI publishes the AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. In pursuance of UNESCO’s objective to facilitate the dissemination of research results and within the framework of the organization’s support for the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI), UNESCO has provided a grant to continue the publication of the Journal. An archive of issues from 2001 is available online.

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