Jackie Olang is the Executive Director for the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is responsible for the implementation of NASAC activities in a coordinated manner, and the optimal functioning of the secretariat. NASAC is a consortium of science academies in Africa, with a membership drawn from all spheres of science. She has served within the NASAC secretariat in various capacities since its establishment in 2001. Ms. Olang holds a Masters of Arts degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) for Mathematics and Commerce, also from the same University.