The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Library of Alexandria. It aims to be a centre of excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge and a place of dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and peoples. The Center for Special Studies and Programs at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosts TWAS's Arab regional office, TWAS-ARO.
AREP-TWAS Regional Science Diplomacy workshop
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) through the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), and TWAS Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP) are seeking candidates to participate in the Regional Workshop on Science Diplomacy for the Arab Region that will be held in hybrid format (partly online and partly in person in Alexandria, Egypt) from 24 to 26 October 2023.
Participants terms and conditions:
To strengthen the connection between scientists and governmental officials, policymakers and diplomats, applications to attend the workshop are being invited from 'participant pairs'. Both should be living and/or working in the same country.
Applicants should be Arab scientists and policy/decision makers who are living and working in developing countries.
The applicants in the 'pair application' should share some common interest in the areas of science, technology and innovation. However, it is not necessary that they work or have been working together in the past.
The 'pair application' will include:
Applicant: a Young Scientist (40 years or below) whose research and wider engagement have international policymaking implications or applications, and
Co-applicant: from the policymaking arena, working on science, technology, and innovation-related matters. This person should belong to one of the following categories:
- A local or national government official.
- A policymaker.
- A diplomat.
- A representative of an academy of sciences.
- Civil servant.
- A representative of a research funding institution.
- Staff or expert working for and/or with an international (e.g. UN, NGOs or others organizations).
For full details on the application process, please see HERE.
The completed application should be submitted via the online system which is accessible on AREP website HERE (see Apply button).
Deadline to apply: extended to 21 August 2023.
For any inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Israa Elfayoumi
Head, Researchers' Support and Development Unit
Scientific Activities SectionCenter for Special Studies & Programs (CSSP)
Academic Research Sector
Library of Alexandria
Chatby 21526, Alexandria, Egypt