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Bolivia, National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia (ANCB)

The Academy promotes scientific and technological research by supporting members of the Bolivian scientific community, organising departmental chapters to consolidate a national representation of researchers in various areas of scientific knowledge.

The Academia Nacional de Ciencias (ANC) in Bolivia was founded in 1960 as a “guiding institution of state activity to promote research, dignify scientists and disseminate their work”.


Salar de Uyuni

According to the current statute, its objectives are:

  1. to promote the development of science and humanities,
  2. to stimulate and dignify scientists and disseminate their work,
  3. to advise state and private, national and departmental institutions in the study, design and implementation of science, technology and innovation policies, and
  4. to contribute to the strengthening and operation of the Bolivian National Science, Technology and Innovation System.

The group of academics is indefinite in number and efforts are made for gender equity.

International Collaboration

Lamas on field

Apart from being a member of the International Science Council, the ANC is also a member of the Inter-American Association of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the International Foundation for Science (IFS), among others.

United Nations GEO-7 Assessment

In 2023, Dr. Monica Moraes from the Bolivian National Academy of Sciences was nominated and appointed via the ISC to the United Nations Environmnt Programme’s Multidisciplinary Expert Scientific Advisory Group (MESAG), which is responsible for advising the scientific credibility of the seventh edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-7) assessment.

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Follow the ANC on Twitter @ANC_Bolivia

Follow the ANC on Facebook @academiadeciencias.bolivia

The National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia has been a Member of the International Science Council since since 1978.

Photo 1 by Milos Hajder on Unsplash
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