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Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)

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The Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) is an autonomous, honorific, and service organization comprising a diverse group of scientists from physical, biological, social, and behavioural sciences. These scientists work together in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary manner to achieve their main goal of promoting excellence in sciences by offering independent, evidence based advice for the prosperity of Uganda. The success of the Academy lies in the strength and expertise of its membership and its ability to mobilize scientific experts to continually advise government policy makers and other stakeholders. Given that UNAS is now 118 members strong and growing, the Academy is well positioned for success in its undertakings.


The mission of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) is to contribute towards improving the prosperity and welfare of the people of Uganda by promoting, generating, sharing and utilizing scientific knowledge and information, and to give independent, merit-based advice to Government and society by, among others;

Engaging in a series of scientific activities designed to elucidate potential evidence-based solutions to pressing national and regional concerns;

Enhancing the general capacity of UNAS to provide relevant and useful scientific policy advice; and

Building Uganda’s appreciation of and demand for advice from the Academy.


“An eminent body of Scientists offering independent merit-based advice for the prosperity of Uganda.”

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