TWAS Regional Office for Central and South Asia

At Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru, India, 560064

About TWASROCASA

Prof. V. Krishnan
Prof. V. Krishnan
Co-ordinator,
TWAS ROCASA


The TWAS RegionaI Office for Central & South Asia (TWASROCASA) was established at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, during 2003, by an Agreement between The Academy of Sciences for the Third World (TWAS), Trieste, Italy & Jawaharlal Nchru Ccntre For Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
The TWASROCASA was established recognizing the importance of strengthening cooperation and reinforcing the impact of TWAS's activities in Central and South Asia. The TWAS Regional office shall organize periodic meetings of TWAS members, Symposia. The TWASROCASA has a dedicated website <www.jncasr.ac.in/twasrocasa>. The activities of TWASROCASA shall be published in TWAS Newsletters.
The TWAS Regional Office for Central and South Asia covers following 15 countries. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, kyrgystan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, laJikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a total of 296 fellows of TWAS.

Objectives

The Academy of Sciences for the developing world herein under referred to as TWAS) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (herein under referred to as JNCASR), recognizing thc importance of strengthening cooperation and reinforcing the impact of TWAS's activities in Central and South Asia, hereby agree to the following;

1. ]NCASR shall host the TWAS Regional Office for Central and South Asia bJ providing secretarial and administrative assistance and office space. It shall coordinate efforts to promote the activities of TWAS and its affiliated organizations in Central and South Asia, including training fellowships, grants, awards, networks, as recommended in the Academy's current and future strategic plans.

2. In particular, the Regional Office shall:
  (i) enhance the visibility of TWAS among young and promising scientists, policy —makers and media through, for example, the organization of public lectures, discussion meetings, television programmes and local newspapers /magazines;
(ii) identify eminent scientists in thc region and nominate them for TWAS membership and awards;
(iii) assess thc vitaliy and effectiveness of TWAS 's activitics in the region;
(iv) organize activities in areas of science and technology of critical importance to the region;

3. Activities of Regional Office shall include periodic meeting of TWAS members, TWAS symposia and lectures and the creation of a website to be linked to the TWAS homepage, Reports of activities of regional offices shall be published in the TWAS Newsletter and website

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