The purpose of this programme is to establish and maintain effective relations with strategic national and international stakeholders. The national liaison programme aims to establish, strengthen and enhance interactions with key stakeholders, such as national government departments, policymakers in government, and relevant national organisations. The international liaison programme establishes, strengthens and enhances the Academy’s African and overseas bilateral, and multilateral relationships with organisations such as national science academies, academy networks, and other global scientific organisations. The programme is also responsible for capacity enhancement, implementing the Academy’s young and women scientists’ activities as well as ensuring that South African scientists are exposed to opportunities available within and outside South Africa.
The International Liaison Programme is divided into five sub programs as follows: Strategic Partnerships, Overseas Collaborations, and African Collaborations, Gender in Science and Technology, and Young Scientist Liaison.
National liaison activities focus on promoting science within the country.