TWAS North South Collaboration in Sustainability

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The collaboration between The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Elsevier Foundation was spurred by a number of key launches: the UN 2030 Agenda, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Sustainability Science in the Global Research Landscape report from Elsevier and SciDev.net. We know that sustainability science is growing very rapidly, but so is the North-South research divide in these fields.

The TWAS North-South Sustainability Collaboration aims to boost the 2% of sustainability research currently contributed in low income countries by engaging scientists in solutions that work best for their societies. The Partnership aims to strengthen TWAS’ activities in climate change, renewable and clean energy, quality education, sustainable agriculture, food security, green chemistry, environmental degradation and pollution, biodiversity loss, and gender equality.

The Partnership aims to strengthen TWAS’ activities in climate change, renewable and clean energy, quality education, sustainable agriculture, food security, green chemistry, environmental degradation and pollution, biodiversity loss, and gender equality. The partnership includes Ph.D. Travel Grants, a Sustainability Case Studies Competition and a Sustainability Visiting Experts program.

  • Sustainability Visiting Experts grants supports professionals to spend up to a month in a host institution sharing their knowledge in sustainability fields.
  • Travel grants for TWAS’ South-South Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in sustainability in centers of excellence in emerging economies; travel grants are given to researchers whose PhD or postdoc falls under the umbrella of sustainability science.
  • A Sustainability Case Studies Competition was held among OWSD and TWAS postgraduate students to select the best case studies that address major global challenges.
  • Sustainability Symposium has been embedded in the TWAS General Meeting which brings together distinguished and early career scientists from developing and emerging countries.

Read about the partnership:

Bringing big data science to Africa

A major event on big data and artificial intelligence in Africa – organised by TWAS, TYAN and the Elsevier Foundation ...
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Big data techniques for a better future

A symposium sponsored by the Elsevier Foundation at the TWAS General Meeting brought together global experts in big data and ...
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The knowledge to grow sustainably

Myanmar is rapidly transforming. After nearly a century of economic stagnation and decades of authoritarianism that ended only a few ...
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Visiting Experts conduct sustainability research in developing countries

Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev, a senior researcher in the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, ...
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TWAS-Elsevier award honours sustainability research

Climate change has been a growing challenge for many of people living around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Hundreds of ...
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Contest aims to boost innovation in sustainability research

TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Sustainability Case Studies Competition announces its 2017 winners, who are all from Africa How do we empower young ...
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Sustainability experts receive travel grants to provide training in developing countries

New Elsevier Foundation-TWAS program sends Visiting Experts to train researchers in sustainability science By 2030, we will live in a ...
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