the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries
Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
The United Nations has designated 47 countries as least developed.
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Benin
  5. Bhutan
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cambodia
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Comoros
  12. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  13. Djibouti
  14. Eritrea
  15. Ethiopia
  16. Gambia
  17. Guinea
  18. Guinea-Bissau
  19. Haiti
  20. Kiribati
  21. Lao PDR
  22. Lesotho
  23. Liberia
  24. Madagascar
  25. Malawi
  26. Mali
  27. Mauritania
  28. Mozambique
  29. Myanmar
  30. Nepal
  31. Niger
  32. Rwanda
  33. Sao Tome and Principe
  34. Senegal
  35. Sierra Leone
  36. Solomon Islands
  37. Somalia
  38. South Sudan
  39. Sudan
  40. Tanzania
  41. Timor-Leste
  42. Togo
  43. Tuvalu
  44. Uganda
  45. Vanuatu
  46. Yemen
  47. Zambia

 

Source: UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

 

TWAS has three programmes targeting Least Developed Countries:

  1. TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
  2. TWAS Research Professors in LDCs
  3. TWAS Visiting Expert Programme
  4. TWAS─C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research
  5. TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize
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