25 May 2022
Read 'Health in the climate emergency – a global perspective', the new global report of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)
30 Sep 2019
A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, including from Tohoku University, have evidenced mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000-40,000 years - more than 20,000 years than previously thought. This study, entitled "The earliest evidence for mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe" published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, indicated that the spearthrower and bow-and-arrow technologies allowed modern humans to hunt more successfully than Neanderthals - giving them a competitive advantage. This discovery offered important insight to understand the reasons for the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans.
23 Jul 2019
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) released a new report making the case for strengthening the sciencepolicy interface in Africa to accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s (AU) STI Strategy for Africa (STISA -2024).
04 Jul 2019
The call is open for research grants and postdoctoral fellowships for scientists in IsDB member countries who are working in fields of sustainability science relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
01 May 2019
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Health has issued a Statement, ‘A call for action to declare trauma as a disease’, which draws attention to the need for a strong paradigm shift to not only to control but also prevent trauma by considering it as a disease with an integrated comprehensive approach in national health agendas.
IAP Cochairs
15 Apr 2019
New IAP Chairs include Dr. Cherry Murray, Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering and Dr. Peggy Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of The US National Academy of Medicine.
05 Apr 2019
Policy practitioners and leading scientists working at the science-policy interface will meet at the 2019 IAP Conference ‘Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Academies’ (9-10 April 2019) in Incheon, Korea.
05 Jul 2018
The InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health) today issues ‘A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia’. This IAP Statement is endorsed by more than 50 members of IAP for Health (i.e. academies of medicine and academies of science with strong medical sections from around the world).
20 Dec 2017
Ugandan conservation leader Caroline Asiimwe is engaging the local population in a cooperative approach to preserve wildlife from illegal activities and ensure healthy ecosystems in her country.
20 Dec 2017
The Argentine scientist and TWAS Fellow shed new light on the origins of one of the world’s most prolific mountain ranges, and is continuing to research the complex history of South America’s ancient landscapes.
20 Dec 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, TWAS has named the winners of some its most prestigious prizes. One is a geoscientist whose works supports awareness of geological hazards in the Andes. Others focus on health, medicinal plants and novel theories of human economic behaviour.
11 Dec 2017
The InterAcademy Partnership for Science, representing the world’s academies of science releases, a ‘Statement on Climate Change and Education’ endorsed by the majority of its member academies
21 Nov 2017
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) today releases a Statement ‘Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction’. Developed by a working group of experts nominated by academies of science from around the globe, the Statement itself has been endorsed by IAP's member academies.
20 Oct 2017
It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders.
28 Jul 2017
IAP for Health, a component network of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new book: ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine: Report of a symposium’. The book contains 24 case studies from 16 countries, with each case study having been identified by an academy member of IAP.
22 May 2017
A workshop co-organised by leading science organisations has produced a comprehensive set of recommendations for supporting refugee researchers fleeing from conflict and war.
22 Nov 2016
Solar radiation management (SRM) could help control global temperatures. But while most research and discussions have taken place in developed countries, developing countries stand to be most affected by SRM. The Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) addresses this imbalance by organizing workshops around the developing world.
18 Nov 2016
A detailed new report surveys a broad cross-section of biotechnology work across developing countries, revealing steady growth in fields tied to human well-being worldwide.
18 Nov 2016
M.N. Hounkonnou receives honour for high-impact research and commitment to mathematics education.
18 Nov 2016
The Chinese scientist developed innovative nano-sized materials that could be used to clean water, deliver medicine and improve batteries.
18 Nov 2016
Nepali biomaterial scientist Bijay Singh is awarded the 2016 Atta-ur-Rahman Prize for the development of new biomaterials and carrier substances that allow precise drug, gene and vaccine delivery on cellular targets.
18 Nov 2016
Marian Nkansah is involved in heavy-metal screening research in Ghana, helping raise awareness of dangerous elements in food, drink and the environment.
27 Sep 2016
Today, 46 IAP for Health member academies commit to taking action to address issues of reproducibility in a Statement: ‘A Call to Action to Improve the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research’.
01 Mar 2016
Three renowned global networks of academies of science and medicine this week merge together to become the InterAcademy Partnership.
12 Feb 2016
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science and medical academies, publishes ‘Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise’. The book offers guidance on conducting research responsibly in a research environment that is increasingly international and multidisciplinary.
22 Jan 2016
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries, is seeking nominations the TWAS 2016 Prizes. Closing date for nominations: 29 February 2016
16 Mar 2015
IAP, the global network of science academies, announces the publication of ‘Working with Big Ideas of Science Education’. The book expresses the goals of science education in terms of a small number of ‘big ideas’ – that help build an understanding of key ideas across the years from the start of primary to the end of secondary school.
03 Mar 2015
The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP), a global network with 74 member academies, today issued a statement on ‘A Call for Action to Strengthen Healthcare for Hearing Loss’. The release is timed to coincide with the World Health Organization’s International Ear Care Day, which takes place on 3 March each year.
11 Feb 2015
Talented Nigerian, Sudanese and Vietnamese scientists honored at AAAS Annual Meeting
18 Dec 2014
The TWAS 2015 Prizes will be awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge in the following eight fields of science: Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Physics.


13 Mar 2017
An untold number of researchers, engineers and doctors are among the millions displaced by recent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. A workshop co-organised by TWAS will explore the lives of refugee scientists – and the expertise they bring to their new countries.
27 Sep 2016
Global leaders in healthcare and medicine will meet in Beijing, China, later this month to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population?
28 Feb 2016
Scientists from around the world will meet in Hermanus, near Cape Town, South Africa, from 28 February to 1 March 2016 to discuss how best science can guide sustainable development globally.
09 Dec 2015
Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria
30 Sep 2013
Top scientists and policymakers from the developing world – including science ministers from at least two nations – will convene in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Monday 30 September for a meeting that will explore new research and compelling challenges in science and engineering.
21 Nov 2011
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, will hold its 22nd General Meeting in Trieste, Italy, on 21-23 November. More than 250 people from 30 countries are expected to attend.
19 Oct 2010
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, will hold its 21st General Meeting in Hyderabad, India, on 19-22 October 2010. More than 350 scientists from 35 countries are expected to attend. Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, will address the delegates at the opening ceremony.
01 Dec 2010
The Conference (to be held in Helsinki, Finland, 6-10 Dec. 2010) will be organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT and aI-Africa EU/FP7 projects under the aegis of the European Commission with the support of the Finnish Government and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
20 Oct 2009
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, will hold its 11th General Conference and 20th General Meeting in Durban, South Africa, on 20-23 October 2009. The conference is being hosted by the Academy of Science and Technology of South Africa and supported by South Africa's Department of Science and Technology.
26 Jun 2009
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, are organizing a conference focusing on enhancing cultural and scientific cooperation in Afghanistan and its neighbouring countries.
25 Mar 2009
This 2-day event brings together sub-Saharan African and European policymakers and research organisations to address the development of collaborative ICT research projects. The Forum is co-organized by the European Commission (DG Information Society and Media) and the African Union Commission with the support of the EuroAfriCa-ICT project.
10 Nov 2008
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, will hold its 25th anniversary celebration in Mexico City on 10-13 November 2008.
13 Nov 2007
Trieste, Italy. The 18th General Meeting of TWAS - The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World - will take place 13-14 November in Trieste, Italy. More than 180 scientists from 50 countries are expected to attend. Science and technology in Pakistan will be the main topic of discussion.
20 Sep 2007
Institutions and individuals from developing countries are invited to take part in a UN-sponsored international workshop examining successful approaches that address issues related to cities, science and sustainability. The workshop is planned for 20 to 22 September 2007 and will be held in Trieste, Italy.
29 Nov 2005
A host of dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Jordan, will join TWAS members to discuss the state of science in the developing world.
21 Nov 2005
The meeting is which will focus on "Women’s Impact on Science and Technology in the New Millennium" is expected to attract more than 200 women scientists from around the world.


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