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“The AAS is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit pan African organisation whose vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science.” A Vision: Transformed lives on the continent through science The AAS tripartite mandate is: recognising excellence through The AAS’ highly prestigious fellowship and award schemes; providing advisory and think tank functions for…

“For a relevant strengthening and a fruitful development of Mathematics in Africa, to meet the requirements and expectations of this new millennium” The African Mathematical Union has been founded in Rabat, in July 1976, during the first Pan African Congress of Mathematicians. Its creation has been prepared during several meetings of African mathematicians that took…

“We envision that development challenges are efficiently addressed in partner countries through increasing scientific knowledge.” The International Science Programme (ISP) was established at Uppsala University, Sweden in 1961. Today ISP consists of three subprograms: the International Programme in the Physical Sciences (IPPS), started 1961 the International Programme in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), started 1970 the…

“Leadership in thought that leads to action” The World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) was founded in 1960 by eminent intellectuals including Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Bertrand Russell, Joseph Needham, Lord Boyd Orr (first Director General of FAO), Brock Chisholm (first Director General of WHO) and many others. The Academy serves as a forum…

“Connect and empower younger chemists globally” A long range goal of the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) is to expand on the four pillars of its mission statement. In order to communicate it aims to organize symposia at all IUPAC Congresses in the future, international conferences, and create a platform to connect young chemists. In…

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“Bringing science & development together through news & analysis” SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development. Our Mission is to use independent journalism to help individuals and organisations apply science to decision-making in order to drive equitable, sustainable development and poverty…

“Nigerian Academy of Sciences is uniquely positioned to bring scientific knowledge to bear on the policies and strategic direction of the country” The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) is the foremost independent scientific body in Nigeria. NAS is uniquely positioned to bring scientific knowledge to bear on the policies/strategic direction of the country and is…

“To stimulate the continuity of the scientific works of its members, the development of Brazilian research and the dissemination of the concept of science as an essential factor for the technological development of the country.” The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), founded in 1916, is a non profit, non governmental, independent entity which operates as…

“The principal objective of AASSA is to achieve a society in Asia and Australasia in which science and technology play a major role in the development of the region.” The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) is a forum for scientists and technologists to discuss and provide advice on issues related…

“Promoting science as a common heritage of all humanity” The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is a unique world institution that explores fundamental scientific questions at the highest level, promotes active engagement with scientists in developing countries, and advances international cooperation through science. ICTP’s mission is to: Foster the growth of advanced…