TWAS-ASM Regional Workshop on Science and Diplomacy in Malaysia


 

Deadline:  9 March 2020

Open to: young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in developing countries that do research focusing on international policy-making, policymakers and diplomats 

Describtion

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), are seeking candidates to participate in the regional training workshop on science diplomacy which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 20 to 24 July 2020. This workshop will provide participants an insight into key contemporary international and regional science policy issues including global health, future studies, disaster risk reduction, and water management, among others, while intimating how science, technology, and innovation contribute to policy developments, global governance and sustainable development of communities around the world.
 

Eligibility

Early-career scientists (generally below the age of 40), policymakers and diplomats (no age limit), representatives from NGOs, industry, and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy nexus are all eligible to apply. A small number of fully self-funded participants from partner organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants from the Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) and within this group Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are encouraged to apply. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Benefits

This regional training workshop will have all expenses paid which includes: visa expenses, economy class flights, and local transport and accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. A limited number of spaces for self-funded candidates and partially-funded candidates (flight or accommodation only) will also be available.

Application

The completed application should be submitted via the online system accessible on- HERE

  • Application are invited from:
    • Early-career scientists (generally below the age of 40)
    • Policymakers and diplomats (no age limit)
    • Representatives from NGOs, industry, and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy nexus
    • A small number of fully self-funded participants from partner organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Economy class flights, local transport and accommodation in Kuala Lumpur will be covered for selected participants. and visa expenses will be provided to the selected participants.
  • A limited number of spaces for self-funded candidates and partially-funded candidates (flight or accommodation only) will also be available
  • Applicants from the Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) and within this group Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • An expert committee will review the applications received.
  • Successful candidates will be informed by mid April 2020.
  • For more information on the science and diplomacy programme, please email  bia@akademisains.gov.my

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