Tasia Asakawa is Director of Development and Communications at IBRO, the International Brain Research Organization, based in Paris, France. She is responsible for partnership development and management; community building, coordination and promotion; and strategic communications, marketing and branding. Her professional experience in these areas spans over two decades in non-profit research, educational and funding organizations with a focus on scientific capacity building, sustainable development and informed policymaking. She has focused especially on supporting economically disadvantaged countries and increasing access to scientific knowledge and training at IBRO and TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, in Trieste, Italy. Her work is committed to reinforcing and improving human welfare within common ethical and equitable frameworks through collaborative consensus building, the promotion of best practices and effective evidence-based decision-making.