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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy to be held online from 30 August to 3 September 2021.

TWAS and AAAS are accepting applications for the 2021 AAAS-TWAS course on science diplomacy. The workshop will take place online from 30 August to 3 September 2021.

The AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy training programme was established in 2014 to expose scientistspolicymakersdiplomats and other interested stakeholders and institutions to science diplomacy concepts, explore key contemporary international policy issues relating to science, technology, environment and health, and build a skillset to allow for careers at the intersection of science and diplomacy.

To strengthen the connection between scientists and governmental officialspolicymakers and diplomats, applications to attend the course are being invited from ‘participant pairs’. Both participants in the participant pair should be living and/or working in the same country. Priority will be given to developing countries.

The applicants in the ‘participant pair’ 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.

For full details on the application process and eligibility requirements, please see:

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