The Emerging Nations Science Foundation is a donor-supported, non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Trieste, Italy. The foundation’s mission is to promote scientific research and sustanaible technological develpment in emerging nations of Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The Foundation has two mission-oriented roles:
* it seeks to support diverse areas of science and technology research by providing financial grants to institutions and individual scientists;
* it seeks to promote South-South cooperation and public awareness of science
ENSF has been officially recognized as non-profit organization by the Italian authorities on 4 June, 2008, as stated in the Presidential Decree no. 0132, approved by the President of the Region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia. The decree and the statute of ENSF are published in the official bulletin “Bollettino Ufficiale Della Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia” of June 18, 2008, pp 21-25. It is available online.