Benefits offered through the Directory

The African Scientists Directory aims to benefit individual scientists, science organisations and more – on national, regional and global levels:


It is only through collaboration that we will be able to accelerate finding solutions to problems faced as a continent. This includes collaboration between government and public entities. “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

Build Trust

Let’s build trust through openly sharing our expertise and research findings, as well as the underlying data sets to research conducted. “Without data, you are just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming

Increase Impact

Indigenous knowledge is not always well-documented. Let’s support one another to find local solutions for local problems and collaborate with all to find global solutions for global problems.


The African Scientists Directory aims to promote and facilitate the formation of scientific societies and academies within the continent as well as sub-regional partnerships on the continent. Between scientists and scientists, funders and scientists, postgraduate students and scientists, citizens and scientists, and many more.  By bringing scientists together in a collective way, it guarantees that no one is left out or left behind.