The Ghana Science Association (GSA), a voluntary, non-profit making and multidisciplinary organisation of scientists, technologists and mathematicians was formed in 1959. The Association traces its origin to the West African Science Association (WASA) which was formed in 1953 at the University College of the Gold Coast. WASA was formed to provide West African scientists the forum to advocate the importance of Science and Technology as a necessity and bedrock for national development.
The formation of GSA broadened the scope of activities from reading of scientific papers to involvement in national and international affairs. The Association was placed on government subvention under the Ministry of Education as far back as 1961 by a Presidential Fiat. Hence the Association is supported through budgetary allocation from the Ghana Government. Other sources of income include membership dues and proceeds from workshops and conferences.
The GSA was mandated to promote, popularize and demystify science and create a scientific culture in the country. The Association has made tremendous contributions to National Development, Health and Economic Growth through scientific interventions. The Secretariat is a point where scientific and technological information and research findings are obtained by individuals and corporate bodies.
Membership of the Association is drawn from the Universities, Research Institutes, Industry, Government and Persons interested in the promotion of Science and Technology.