There shall be a Technical Advisory Committee of internationally renowned experts consisting of not more than 10 Members. The nominations for this Committee shall be made by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) in consultation with UNIDO and UNESCO, and approved by the Coordinating Council.
The Technical Advisory Committee shall have the following functions:
- To review the quality and relevance of the programmes of Member Centres, and to advise on research and training priorities;
- To provide independent assessment of the scientific programmes and achievements of each Member Centre; and
- To assess the scientific merit of institutions proposed for membership of the Network, and to recommend suitable ones to the Consultative Committee.
In fulfilling these functions, the Technical Advisory Committee shall constitute Specialized Committees of scientists and technologists of international repute in the relevant disciplines.