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ABOUT ANSTI

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 Programme (UNDP),
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and
  • the Government of 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. To-date it has 134 member institutions in thirty-five (37) countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This puts ANSTI in a powerful position to advertise, coordinate and implement various programme activities for various international agencies


The original aim of ANSTI, which has remained unchanged over the years, was to develop active collaboration among African scientific institutions so as to promote research and development in areas of relevance to the development of the region. ANSTI emphasizes the pooling of resources available in the region so as to provide quality training and research in various scientific disciplines. In order to achieve this objective ANSTI is engaged in numerous activities which can be grouped into four programme areas:

  • Training
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Publications
  • Promotion of Research
  • Dissemination of information on issues relating to capacity building in science and technology
For further details please contact:
The ANSTI Coordinator
ANSTI Secretariat
UNESCO Nairobi Office
P. 0. Box 30592 , 00100 Nairobi ,Kenya
Tel: (254-2) 7622619/20
Fax: (254-2) 7622750 Email: info@ansti.org

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