Consortium on Science, Technology and Innovation for the South (COSTIS)

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1988-10-04 Trieste Italy


Founded on the initiative of F-XF0440 - TWAS, by ministers of science and technology and higher education and heads of science academies and research councils in developing countries.


Promote science-based sustainable economic development in the South; encourage developing world governments to promote scientific enterprise; support integration of science and technology into national development plans in the South; enhance the South's contributions to and involvement in global science and environmental projects likely to have a strong impact on the economic and social development in developing countries; promote collaborative programmes between scientific institutions and organizations of the South in areas of critical importance to development; strengthen relations between scientific institutions and organizations in the South and their counterparts in the North through bilateral links and exchange programmes; recognize and reward science and technology innovations of substantial benefit to the South's economic and social development; support establishment of and cooperation among international centres of excellence for sustainable development in the South.


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General Assembly (every 3 years). Executive Board, consisting of President, 4 Vice-Presidents, Secretary General and 7 members. Secretariat. Central Office within secretariat of TWAS in Trieste (Italy). Regional Offices (4) at the offices of Vice-Presidents.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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