The 108th GRIPS Forum "Capacity Building in Science & Technology for Sustainable Development"

The 108th GRIPS Forum
Speaker Mr. Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of TWAS
Time May 25, 2015 16:40 - 18:10
Venue Sokairou Hall, 1st Floor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (ACCESS)
Sponsor National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Language English and Japanese (Simultaneous translation available)
Fee Free (Pre-registraion required)


Challenges such as food and water security, infectious disease, environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affect developing nations. The enormous science gap between developed and developing nations undercuts the global response. Through support for education, research and policy, TWAS and its partners are building sustainable scientific strength in the developing world.

Simplified personal history

1993 to 2001 Physics professor at Clark Atlanta University (USA)
1999 to 2001 Chairman of the physics department
2001 to 2009 Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research
2006 to 2009 Minister in the President's Office in Charge of Science, Technology, and Scientific Research
In 2009     Senior scholar at the Center for Science, Technology and Sustainable Development American Association for
          the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2010 to 2011 Director of AAAS, also a visiting professor at the University of Maryland
April 2011   Executive Director of TWAS


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