Project ID 703INT2000

The Islamic Development Bank and The World Academy of Sciences wish to implement capacity building projects for science and technology under the umbrella of sustainability science. The collaboration will involve 4 components: postdoctoral fellowships, grants for joint research, science diplomacy workshops, support for young refugee scientists. The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is an international science academy, founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a distinguished group of scientists from the South under the leadership of the Nobel laureate Abdus Salam. Its main mission is to promote scientific capacity in the South for science-based sustainable development. See

  • On-going

USD 2,398,000

Total Project Budget

USD 1,283,573

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2018.08.05
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

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 Islamic Development Bank 2,398,000 1,283,573

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 1 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Output: 1.IP1 - Member States capacities strengthened to enhance the quality of education, nurture creativity and promote respect for cultural diversity
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20%
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 20%
  • Priority Africa | 30%