Project ID 221INT2001

ICGEB and TWAS plan to implement new mobility programmes for young scientists from LDCs, on the basis of 1) TWAS strong track record with capacity building programmes in developing countries, 2) ICGEB scientific excellence. The new programmes will allow transfer of skills which is an essential component of capacity building. Exchange visits offer a tremendous opportunity for young, early-career researchers to learn from more experienced scientists who have an established competence in their field. In addition, they also enable them to form potentially long-lasting collaborative links, which can be used to establish and carry forward interdisciplinary projects.

  • On-going

USD 1,908,719

Total Project Budget

USD 401,948

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.01.01
End Date 2025.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Natural sciences United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries 1,908,719 401,948

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 4 - Advance international cooperation in science, technology and innovation Output: 4.SC5 - Institutional and human capacities in basic sciences, technology, research, innovation, and engineering enhanced to advance knowledge for sustainable development
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IP2 - Environmental education strengthened to equip learners to address global environmental challenges
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20%
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Priority Africa | 75%