Prof V Krishnan
The TWAS Central and South Asia regional Partner (TWAS) 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 Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
The TWASCASAREP was established recognizing the importance of strengthening cooperation and reinforcing the impact of TWAS’s activities in Central and South Asia. The TWAS Regional partner shall organize periodic meetings of TWAS members, Symposia, conference, The TWASCASAREP has a dedicated website <old.jncasr.ac.in/twascasarep>. The activities of TWASCASAREP shall be published in TWAS Newsletters.
The TWAS Central and South Asia regional Partner covers following 15 countries. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, laJikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a total of 296 fellows of TWAS.
The Academy of Sciences for The Developing World (hereinunder referred to as TWAS) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (herein under referred to as JNCASR), recognizing the 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 by 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 region, including training fellowships, grants, awards, networks, as recommended in the Academy’s current and future strategic plans.
2. In particular, the Regional Partner 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 the region and nominate them for TWAS membership and awards;
(iii) assess the vitality and effectiveness of TWAS ‘s activities in the region;
(iv) organize activities in areas of science and technology of critical importance to the region;
3. Activities of Regional Partner shall include periodic meetings 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.