Washington Fax Article on the MSI

The Millennium Science Initiative is the new kid on the block of international science. It came out of science's favorite process — serendipity — and its mission is to nurture world-class science and scientific talent in the developing world. One of its lasting results may be to slow, if not halt the brain drain of young scientists from developing countries. In the four years since the Millennium Science Initiative (MSI) was launched in collaboration with the World Bank, it has established 10 research institutes in Chile, 5 research entities in Mexico, and seventeen projects in Brazil. Since its start in 1998, MSI has initiated or participated in discussions about strengthening the science and technology in eight countries or regions of the world. MSI sites represent the scientific spectrum, including the life sciences, environmental science, oceanography, agriculture, forest management and astrophysics. Article here.

January 1999