“To man, the light”

Independent learned society, the Academy of Sciences, Arts, Cultures of Africa and African Diasporas (ASCAD) is a special public body, attached to the Presidency of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

It is a company of scientists, philosophers, writers, artists, creators and inventors whose works honor the African civilization and participate in the socio-economic development, as well as the influence of Côte d’Ivoire, Africa and the African Diasporas.

Areas of competence

  • Exact sciences: mathematics, physical sciences.
  • Natural sciences: agronomy, medicine, odonto-stomatology, pharmacy, life and earth sciences.
  • Humanities: literature, philosophy, history, geography, psychology, educational science, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, languages.
  • Social sciences: legal and political sciences, economic and management sciences.
  • Arts and culture: painting, theater, sculpture, choreography, cinema, cultural action, heritage, reflective disciplines.


As a space for progress and knowledge sharing, the Academy’s main objectives are to:

  • contribute to the development and influence of African cultures, arts and diasporas;
  • appreciate and encourage initiatives;
  • promote exchanges between Ivorian and international researchers;
  • edit and publish works and reviews;
  • contribute to the integral development of the human being;
  • support the culture of peace.
  • President: Asseypo Antoine Hauhouot
  • Vice President: Anani Samuel Gadegbeku
  • Secretary of the Academy: Koré Jacques Diopoh
  • Secretary of the Academy: Guillaume Koffi
  • Secretary of the Academy: N’Guessan Jérémie Kouadio
  • Secretary of the Academy: Kla Anglade Malan

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