The workshop will be jointly organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MES), The Word Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing countries (TWAS), TWAS Young affiliates Network (TYAN), in partnership with the TWAS Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP) and TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP). It will be held in Monastir.
The workshop will bring together a group of talented young Arab and African scientists to present and discuss their latest research activities in the rapidly advancing field of Sustainable Agriculture, Food security and Biotechnology. A number of world-renowned scientists in Agriculture Science and Food security will be invited to give plenary lectures and participate in various discussions.
The workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for forging links and sharing experiences across geographical, political and social boundaries, for providing continuity and communication between senior and young scientists and between disciplines, and for bridging the gap between research and implementation.
The workshop themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
This call is open to early career researchers.
Applicants should meet the following criteria to participate:
  • Be based in developing countries and/or IsDB country members.
  • Have research expertise in at least one of the workshop themes
  • Submit an abstract that is relevant to the workshop themes.
  • Be willing to present and share current research results at the workshop.
Applicants must fill in the following link the online application form: and send it electronically together with an abstract of maximum 300 words and the applicant’s photo and Biography.
Please note:
  • The deadline for receiving all applications is 30 August 2019.
  • Official invitation letters shall be sent to successful candidates by 10 September 2019.
  • Only successful candidates shall be contacted.
Coordinator and Committee
Workshop coordinator
  • Dr. Jalila Ben Salah-ABBES, ISBM, University Monastir

Organizing committee
  • Dr. Jalila Ben Salah-ABBES, ISBM, University Monastir
  • Dr. Samir ABBES, ISBB, University Jendouba
  • Dr. Jamel Jebali, ISBM, University Monastir
  • Dr. Hichem Sebai, ISBB, University Jendouba
  • Dr. Haikel Jelassi, CNSTN, Tunis
  • Dr. Rim Kefi, IP, Tunis

Hotel in Monastir, Tunisia

  • Accommodation will be provided to all accepted participants.
  • A limited number of travel grants will be provided to participants in need.