the world academy of sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries


TWAS’s 27th General Meeting
News and information about the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, from 14 to 17 November 2016.

The 27th TWAS General Meeting will be held 14-17 November at the Kigali Convention Centre, in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, with the theme of "Innovation for Sustainability". Rwanda is globally recognized for its ambitious efforts to drive economic development and human prosperity through science, education and technology, and it has emerged as an African leader in science policy.

The meeting will feature the traditional ministerial session, with high-level government and policy representatives offering detailed views of the challenges and opportunities requiring science in the developing world. Symposia will focus on science related to epidemics; insights into the universe; and science and technology in Rwanda. The annual TWAS-Lenovo Prize and other high-level awards will be announced, and new TWAS Fellows and Young Affiliates will be selected.

This will be the first TWAS General Meeting held in Rwanda. The Rwandan Ministry of Education will serve as the principal host.

Attendance at the November event is by invitation only.

For any question and assistance regarding visa and local general inquiries in Rwanda please contact:

1. Younouss Uwase at email:
Telephone: +250 788358188


2. Celestin Makuza at email:
Telephone: +250 788322335

This website does not use profiling cookies, but only first and third party technical cookies, including cookies from social media plugins.
To learn more about our cookie policy or to change your cookie settings, click here.
By using this website and clicking “accept”, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.