1. National Linkages (Directory of S&T in Malawi)
2. International Linkages
The National Research Council of Malawi is a member and focal point of a number of international science and technology institutions which include the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS), Commonwealth science Council (CSC), International Foundation for Science (IFS), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), African Regional Centre for Technology (ARCT), African Academy of Sciences. These institutions assist Malawian institutions, researchers, scientists, technologists, policy makers and other experts with technical assistance, fellowships, research grants, travel grants, equipment, and human resource development.
COMMONWEALTH SCIENCE COUNCIL
The National Research Council of Malawi is a subscribing member of the Commonwealth Science Council. Through this membership, Malawians have access to Travel Grants, Fellowships.
Travel grants are given for activities that promote co-operation in the application of the benefits of science and technology, between Commonwealth member countries. Priority is given to activities supporting national priorities in current CSC Programmes.
The Fellowship Scheme of the Commonwealth Science Council (CSC) was established in 1980 to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers from member Commonwealth developing countries to enhance their professional skills and experience through short-term attachments in other Commonwealth Countries. The purpose of the Fellowship is to enable professionals involved in the programme of the Council to exchange know-how and expertise. The Fellowship consists of a short-term attachment to institutions and research establishments.
Contact Address:The Secretary
Tel No: +44 (0) 20 7747 6221
Fax No: +44 (0) 20 7839 6174
THIRD WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a non governmental organization, founded in Trieste, Italy in 1983 by a group of distinguished scientists from the South under the leadership of the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan. It was officially launched by the Secretary General of the UN in 1985. The mission of TWAS is to promote scientific excellence and capacities in the South for science-led development. This is achieved by recognizing and supporting excellence in scientific research in the South; proving promising scientists in the South with research facilities necessary for the advancement of their work; facilitating contacts between individuals and centres of scholarship; encouraging scientific research on major problems facing developing countries. TWAS has institutional and individual members. Malawi through NRCM is an institutional member of TWAS. Its activities include provision of fellowships, travel grants, scholarships and different forms of support to researchers and academics and other scholars. Below are the specific areas of support:
Contact Address: P.O. Box 586-Via Beirut 6, 34100 Trieste,
Phone No: (+39) (040) 2240-325;
Fax No: (+39) (040) 224559/224163
THIRD WORLD NETWORK OF SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS
Third World Network of Scientific Organisations (TWNSO) is a non-governmental organization, based in Italy and founded in 1988 to promote science-based economic development in the Third World and cooperation among the nations of the South in areas of science and technology critical to their sustainable development. At present TWNSO has about 154 members including the National Research Council of Malawi. TWNSO activities include:
C/O The Abdus Salam ICTP
1-34014 Trieste Italy
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is an International Organisation bases in Stockholm, Sweden. The mandate of the IFS is to contribute towards capacity building in developing countries, to conduct relevant and high quality research on the management, use and conservation of biological resources. The IFS does this by identifying through competitive grants and careful selection of promising scientists and support them to become established and recognized nationally and internationally. It focuses its support on individual young scientists with research grants in some developing countries. Financing for the organization comes from bilateral donor organizations, aid agencies and national research councils.
International Foundation for Science
Grev.Turegatan 19, SE-114 38 Stockholm
Tel No: + 46 8545 818 00
Fax No: + 46 8545 818 01
THE AFRICAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
NRCM is a member of the African Academy of Sciences. The NRCM Academy has a Prize in Basic and Applied Sciences (the TRO Prize) to be awarded to Young Scientists (aged 40 years and below). The prize is known as:
The Thomas Risley Odhiambo (TRO) Prize.
Address: P.O Box 24916, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel No: (254 -2) 884401-5/884620
Fax No: (265-2) 884406
Cable: AFCAD Nairobi
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO)
UNESCO assists the country through technical assistance in S&T, gives financial assistance towards organizing workshops, implementing education, science and technology programmes. It also promoted innovation through the following prizes:
Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07SP 1,
rue Millio 75732 Paris CEDEX 15
adresse postale: B.P. 3.07
Paris telephone: national (1) 45.68.10.00
AFRICAN CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
The National Research Council of Malawi is a member of the African Centre for Technology Studies and serves as Vice-Chairperson of its Executive Board. Acts offers training courses in science and technology policy, biotechnology and genomics. It supports research and workshops in science and technology policy.
ICRAF Complex, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O Box 45917
Tel: 254 (2) 524700
Fax: 254 (2) 524701
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA
One of the objectives of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is “To strengthen the capacity of member states to design institutional arrangements and implement national policies and programmes that reinforce the linkages within the nexus of food security, population, environment and human settlements in order to achieve sustainable development, and to contribute to building the capacity of African countries to utilize science and technology in achieving food security and sustainable development.
Malawi through the National Research Council of Malawi is a member of two committees of ECA, namely:
1. Committee on Sustainable Development.
2. Committee on Science and Technology.
Economic Commission for Africa
Post Office Box 3001
Tel No: (251-1) 51-72-00
Fax No: (251-1) 51-44-16