The Academy of Science for the Developping World was founded in 1983 in Trieste Italy, by a distinguished group of scientists from the South under the leadership of the late Nobel laureate Abdu Salam of Pakistan. The UNESCO is responsible for the administration of TWAS finance and staff.

The African Development Bank aims at contributing to equitable human and social development on the continent with a view to helping African countries attain the MDGs. Specifically, the Bank is working in areas such as basic education (primary and secondary), tertiary education, science and technology, health, social welfare and poverty reduction operations. The Bank's objective in the area of human development is to strategically re-position itself to be a partner of choice for social sector ope