Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nigeria and 80 Other Developing Countries Are Lagging Behind in Science



Nigeria is among the following 81 science-lagging developing countries identified by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), for the advancement of science in developing countries.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Belize
  6. Benin
  7. Bhutan
  8. Botswana
  9. Burkina Faso
  10. Burundi
  11. Cambodia
  12. Cameroon
  13. Cape Verde
  14. Central African Republic
  15. Chad
  16. Comoros Islands
  17. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  18. Congo, Rep.
  19. Côte d'Ivoire
  20. Djibouti
  21. Dominican Republic
  22. Ecuador
  23. El Salvador
  24. Equatorial Guinea
  25. Eritrea
  26. Ethiopia
  27. Gabon
  28. Gambia
  29. Ghana
  30. Guatemala
  31. Guinea-Bissau
  32. Guinea
  33. Guyana
  34. Haiti
  35. Honduras
  36. Indonesia
  37. Jamaica
  38. Kenya
  39. Kiribati
  40. Korea DPR
  41.  Kyrgyzstan
  42. Lao PDR
  43. Lesotho
  44. Liberia
  45. Madagascar
  46. Malawi
  47. Maldives
  48. Mali
  49. Mauritania
  50. Mongolia
  51. Mozambique
  52. Myanmar
  53. Nepal
  54. Nicaragua
  55. Niger
  56. Nigeria
  57. Papua New Guinea
  58. Paraguay
  59. Peru
  60. Rwanda
  61. Samoa
  62. São Tome and Principe
  63. Senegal
  64. Sierra Leone
  65. Solomon Islands
  66. Somalia
  67. South Sudan
  68. Sudan
  69. Suriname
  70. Tajikistan
  71. Tanzania
  72. Timor-Leste
  73. Togo
  74. Tuvalu
  75. Uganda
  76. Uzbekistan
  77. Vanuatu
  78. Vietnam
  79. Yemen
  80. Zambia
  81. Zimbabwe

About TWAS
TWAS is an autonomous international organization based in Trieste, Italy. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South.

Source: http://twas.ictp.it/common/STLC

Highly Recommended: The Elsevier Foundation, OWSD and TWAS Call for 2014 Chemistry Award Nominations for Early Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries.








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