The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner

The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) is one of five regional offices of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). TWAS-SAREP has been hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) since March 2015. 

TWAS-SAREP was previously based at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The main objective of TWAS-SAREP is to promote and profile the activities of TWAS and its affiliated organisations in the region. This includes issuing of grants and awards, as well as enabling networking among TWAS fellows in Africa.

Hosting TWAS-SAREP will strengthen TWAS's presence in Africa and advance its mission on the continent. This will build on South Africa's strong research and educational institutions, as well as its globally influential science policy leadership. ASSAf provides TWAS-SAREP with secretariat and administrative assistance to coordinates and promotes activities.