The Science Council of Asia (SCA) is an international scientific organization founded in 2000 by members of the Asian Conference on Scientific Cooperation (ACSC) and whose Conferences were hosted by the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) from 1993-2000.

The SCA aims to provide a collaborative platform for promoting scientific exchange and intellectual cooperation in Asia, for developing and promoting a holistic vision (encompassing the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and cultures), and for focusing on sustainable development and improvement in the quality of life in the region.

From the ten member countries of the first Asian conference, the SCA is now composed of 31 scientific organizations from 18 countries/region, namely, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, China: Taipei, India, Indonesia, Japan, The Republic Of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. As the SCJ provides the Secretariat for SCA, the host countries for the annual Conferences are rotated among member countries.

For more information, visit http://www.scj.go.jp/en/sca/

The Science Council of Japan (SCJ) is the representative organization of the Japanese scientific community ranging over all fields of sciences subsuming the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The SCJ has undertaken wide-ranging international activities, including the so-called Future Earth initiative, which is an international science endeavour to achieve a transition to global sustainability. Not only does the SCJ constitute one of the Global Hubs of Future Earth, it also also provides various science advice in order to stimulate social innovation through the application of science, such as the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, the SCJ strongly helps support young scientists by establishing the Young Academy of Japan.

For more information, visit http://www.scj.go.jp/en/

The center for basic research in the Philippines is vested in the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), a collegial body of highly trained scientists/researchers, cohesively addressing the growing demands for knowledge, skills, and innovations, sharing expertise with all sectors of society and effectively and efficiently contributing to the country’s development and to the improvement of quality of life for its people.

It is committed to promote and support basic and problem-oriented researches, particularly the inter/multidisciplinary in the sciences as well as in the humanities, to identify and provide solutions to national issues and problems. It also aims to develop value-adding technologies and approaches, and to recommend policies for more effective governance, particularly in areas involving science and technology.

For more information, visit http://www.nrcp.dost.gov.ph/