PACTS is a joint programme of the UN Technology Bank, TWAS and the ICGEB for South-South and North-South Training

PACTs Programme for Least Developed Countries – Call for North-South Training extended

The UN Technology Bank for Least Developed CountriesTWAS and ICGEB  offer early-career scientists from the 46 least developed countries (LDCs), aged 45 or under, exchange visits of up to 6-months at the ICGEB laboratories in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa). 

The Call for applications for North-South Biotechnology Policy and Regulatory Science Training is open and receiving applications until 30 November 2021.

Prospective Trainees can apply by logging into the application portal (below), filling in the online application form, uploading all supporting materials, and submitting their application materials before 30 November 2021

Under the programme agreement called PACTs (ProgrAmme of CollaboraTions with LDCs), eligible students will be working in the fields of biomedicinebiotechnology and agriculture. The Programme also includes a third scheme to provide training in biotechnology policy and regulatory science by ICGEB experts.

For additional inquiries or questions related to the admission process and requirements, please contact:

Mr. Moshe Kao, Programme Management Officer, UNTBLDC
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. Max Paoli, TWAS Programme Coordinator
E-mail: [email protected]
ICGEB Fundraising, Technology Transfer & Innovation
E-mail: [email protected]

For questions related to the Application Portal, please contact: Ms. Fabrizia Niscio
E-mail:  [email protected]

Link to the PACTS project information