TWAS programme-related news and announcements.
The IAP Conference on "Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development" is hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
22 January 2013. Capacity development for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, with a focus on hydro-meteorological hazards, floods, droughts as well as geophysical hazards as earthquakes and tsunamis in South and Southeast Asia, will be the theme of the fourth regional workshop of the CATALYST Project. The three-day workshop will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, starting tomorrow.
Both TWAS and OWSD - the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World - have signed agreements with the Universiti Putra Malaysia by which UPM will host a number of fellowships each year.
12 November 2012. TWAS and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) have signed an agreement that will provide up to 30 'cooperation visits' by postdoctoral scientists from sub-Saharan Africa each year.
Deadline: Extended to 31 October. TWAS has teamed up with OWSD to organize the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World.
A workshop held in Dakar, Senegal, on 27 June - under the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) - gave African scientists an opportunity to learn about the issues and join the discussion.
TWAS is one of seven partners in the CATALYST consortium, a European project on 'Capacity Development for Hazard Risk Reduction and Adaptation'
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, has entered into agreement with the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre (climatecentre.org) and START (Global Change System for Analysis Research and Training, www.start.org) to offer three types of joint fellowships.
22 November. TWAS has announced the launch of the Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry. The announcement was made at the 22nd General Meeting of TWAS held in Trieste.
The EuroAfrica-ICT project, of which TWAS is a participant, has launched a database of African centres of excellence in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT).
The Pakistan Academy of Sciences and TWAS announce "Abdus Salam Prize in Science" and "Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Prize in Applied Science and Technology".
25 February. Three African scientists have been awarded the 2010 TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for Young Scientists, given by TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Microsoft Research. The award, funded by Microsoft Research, recognizes outstanding research in computer sciences conducted by African scientists that has – or promises to have – an impact in the developing world.
Theses produced by recipients of TWAS and OWSDW (formerly TWOWS) postgraduate fellowships are now being made available online for free download.
Five new centres of excellence sign up for TWAS-UNESCO Associateship programme
Some 325 participants from 55 countries gathered in a frozen Helsinki to discuss Euro-Africa cooperation in ICT research and e-infrastructures.
The prize will recognize young scientists from developing countries for their excellent research in infectious diseases, with an emphasis on tuberculosis preferred. Deadline for nominations: 15 January 2011.
Progress on the organization of the 3rd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research: Helsinki, Finland, 7-8 December 2010.
25 October 2010. A website dedicated to the Solar Radiation Management Initiative (SRMGI), of which TWAS is a partner, is now online.
With input from TWAS, the US National Academies of Science have produced guidelines and manuals to aid laboratory safety and security in developing countries.
Each year, TWAS's five Regional Offices select up to five excellent young scientists (below the age of 40) to be come 'TWAS Young Affiliates'.
TWAS has entered into agreement with the Eastern Mediterranean Health Genomics and Biotechnology Network (EMGEN) under the TWAS-UNESCO Associateship scheme.
The 3rd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 7-8 December 2010. As one of the organizers, TWAS is now accepting pre-registrations.
10 June. The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya, has joined two of TWAS's South-South collaboration programmes.