Promoting and supporting scientific research in six key areas, including biomedical science, health, energy, engineering and technology, environmental science, agriculture and fisheries, and mining/metallurgy.
Coordinating and facilitating contacts and communication about African scientific research, between scientists, research institutions, academic institutions, international societies and African government agencies and policy institutions.
Fundraising and soliciting funds from philanthropists and international funding agencies to support scientific research on the African continent or research collaboration on science on Africa.
Advocating, leading and guiding advancement of science on the African continent by educating African scientists, the public and government policy agencies.
Organizing meetings, member activities, public outreach and information sessions and publishing the SASA Journal.