Regional Offices

The ISC regional offices promote the further development and strengthening of science in the context of regional priorities, and bring the science of developing countries closer to the ISC. The offices also work to ensure that scientists from the region become involved in ISC activities, especially those related to the priority areas of the region.

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)
ROAP was inaugurated in September 2006 and is hosted by the Malaysian Academy of Sciences in Kuala Lumpur. It promotes the development of science throughout Asia and the Pacific and helps strengthen the voice of developing country scientists in this region.

Regional Office for Africa (ROA)
The Regional Office for Africa (sub-Sahara) was established in September 2005. Until its closure in 2021, the Regional Office was hosted by the South African National Research Foundation in Pretoria.

Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC)
ROLAC was inaugurated in 2007. Initially, it was hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Science in Rio de Janeiro. In November 2010 it relocated to the Mexican Academy of Sciences in Mexico City and moved again in August 2016 to San Salvador, El Salvador, before closing in 2019.



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