The establishment of TWAS Regional Offices was proposed by the Council and approved by the 13th TWAS General Meeting held in India in 2002. Subsequently five regional offices have been established in:
- Nairobi, Kenya:
TWAS Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA)
at the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya
Coordinator: Gideon B. Okelo - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - website: www.nairobi.twas.org
- Alexandria, Egypt:
TWAS Arab Regional Office (TWAS-ARO)
at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt
Coordinator: Ismail Serageldin - e-mail: email@example.com - website: www.alexandria.twas.org
- Bangalore, India:
TWAS Regional Office for Central and South Asia (TWAS-ROCASA)
at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India
Coordinator: V. Krishnan - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - website: www.bangalore.twas.org
- Beijing, China:
TWAS Regional Office for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific (TWAS-ROESEAP)
at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China
Coordinator: Lu Yongxiang - e-mail: email@example.com - website: www.beijing.twas.org
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
TWAS Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (TWAS-ROLAC)
at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinator: Carlos A. Aragão de Carvalho - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - website: www.rio.twas.org
In June 2004, it was agreed upon that the TWAS-ARO will be within the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in Alexandria, Egypt. The tasks of the TWAS-ARO were assigned to the Center for Special Studies and Programs at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
In June 2005, TWAS-ARO was launched at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) under the theme of “Visions and Expectations”.
TWAS-ARO aims to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the region. TWAS Arab members include 46 distinguished scientists residing in 12 different Arab countries and abroad.
The overall objective of the TWAS-ARO is to promote the activities of TWAS and its affiliated organizations in the region, as recommended by the Academy's current and future strategic plans.