African Collaborative Centre for Earth Systems Science (ACCESS), was established at the University of Nairobi and is registered in Kenya since 1997.
The primary functions are:
ACCESS is an existing regional body of African Scientists, an institution that is associated and housed in the University of Nairobi, but is financially independent from it. It has also rights granted from the Government of Kenya to operate USD/Euro account.
Developing partnerships with international Global Environmental Change Programmes (DIVERSITAS, IGBP, IHDP, WCRP) to build scientific capacity in global change science in Africa.
Initially focused on: water and climatic modelling; desertification; land degradation; health and pollution; marine ecosystems. Working with policy makers and social/natural scientists to ensure that the research agenda supports societal and policy needs in Africa.