TWAS Plus - Vol. 3 No. 6 - November 2017
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TOP STORY  Climate change is having a dramatic impact throughout Africa, causing adverse impacts on ecosystems and livelihoods. To address those challenges, scientists from Africa and China met in Kenya and approved the Nairobi Communiqué, an agreement to pursue a joint 10-year programme of research and collaboration. Among the participants were TWAS partners from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a number of TWAS Fellows and Young Affiliates. More
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The theme is "Science for Peace": nearly 3,000 science and policy leaders gather for the World Science Forum in Jordan. TWAS and IAP are co-organisers.

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"Science in Exile", the new TWAS film being premiered at the World Science Forum, Jordan, gives voice to thousands of scientists fleeing from conflict.

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OPPORTUNITIES

ENEA, a leading Italian research agency, and TWAS join to offer a new, one-year training programme for early-career scientists from developing countries.

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NEWS

Learn how scientists from Indonesia, Senegal and India have joined in new partnerships thanks to a Sida-funded TWAS research grant.

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OWSD

A new fellowship for women scientists with leadership potential opens 7 November through OWSD and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.

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Five African scientists won the first TWAS-Elsevier Foundation case study competition for sustainable science.

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In its first meeting, the TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) explored creative strategies for building education and global science cooperation.

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The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and TWAS agreed to seek cooperation in 57 IDB countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Scholars can build research collaborations at centres of excellence in the South through TWAS/UNESCO Associateships.
Deadline: 1 December.

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IAP

IAP and the Committee for Poverty Eradication will explore strategies for sustainable development at a conference 9-10 December in Beijing.

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OPPORTUNITIES

A major new international research fund for modeling the impacts of geoengineering across the developing world will be managed by TWAS.

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"We believe that scientists and policymakers, working together, must help to lay the economic foundations for an improved quality of life for the world’s ever-increasing population. Our challenges are borderless, and so must be our mindset."
– Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan
 chair of the World Science Forum steering committee and
 president of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan

                        
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