• What We Do

  • Scientists Without Borders

    Visit the Scientists Without Borders Web site

    Scientists Without BordersSM is a web-based collaborative community dedicated to generating, sharing, and advancing innovative science and technology-based solutions to the world’s most pressing global development challenges. Conceived in 2008 by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the United Nations Millennium Project and guided by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Scientists Without Borders harnesses the collective and creative problem-solving capacity of our worldwide community of experts and strategic partner network to tackle specific scientific or technological challenges in areas of critical need.

    The Scientists Without Borders ecosystem includes individuals and organizations working on science and technology-based activities at all levels of academia, NGOs, government, and the private sector, across a variety of regions, disciplines, and subject matter. The SWB platform allows for passionate and creative problem-solvers of every stripe to connect, collaborate, innovate and have an impact on urgent and shared global challenges.

    In conjunction with leading partners, Scientists Without Borders has launched successful programs in the areas of global health, sustainability, and thought leadership. To learn more about Scientists Without Borders partners and projects visit the projects page.

    Founding Advisory Council

    Ellis Rubinstein

    President of the New York Academy of Sciences

    Morton P. Hyman

    Liaison to the NYAS Board of Governors
    MPH Enterprises, LLC

    Susan M. Blaustein

    Millennium Cities Initiative

    Seth Berkley

    International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

    Zhu Chen

    Minister of Health, China

    Alice Dautry

    Pasteur Institute

    Victor Dzau

    Chancellor for Health Affairs;
    Duke University Health System

    Maria Freire

    Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

    Farkhonda Hassan

    National Council for Women, Egypt

    Mohamed H. A. Hassan

    Academy of Sciences for the Developing World

    Peter Hotez

    George Washington University;
    Sabin Vaccine Institute

    Kiyoshi Kurokawa

    Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan

    Adel Mahmoud

    Princeton University

    Romain Murenzi

    Minister of Science, Technology, Scientific Research, and Information Communication Technologies, Rwanda

    Jeffrey Sachs

    Earth Institute at Columbia University

    Eugene Terry

    West Africa Rice Development Association; African Agricultural Technology Foundation

    Judi Wakhungu

    African Centre for Technology Studies


    Contact Us

    Chenelle Bonavito

    Program Manager, Scientists Without Borders