• To promote co-operation in Science & Technology (S&T) between India and other developing countries for mutual benefit.
  • To serve as a dynamic bridge between science and technology institutions of excellence in India and those of other developing countries.
  • To promote capacity building in science and technology among developing societies.
  • To provide a forum for sharing of experience in the design and development of programmes in Science and Technology (S&T) including exchange of information, databases, science communication, traditional knowledge & IPR related activities
  • To organize training/workshops on topics of emerging importance in S & T including science policy
  • To encourage the mobility of scientists especially young scientists to pursue training in Indian institutions
  • To exchange co-operative endeavour in areas of mutual interest and concern such as biodiversity and sustainable development, waste management, technology management etc