December 2019 Newsletter

As 2019 winds down, we wish you all a joyous and restful holiday season and a prosperous 2020!

Please note that the GYA Office will be closed from 20 December 2019 until 6 January 2020.
Connie Nshemereirwe (Uganda) and Koen Vermeir (France)
On behalf of the GYA Executive Committee
Beate Wagner (Managing Director)
On behalf of the GYA Office

GYA News

World Science Forum:
GYA and Young Academies play crucial roles

Read more here.

World Science Forum:
Science leadership programme

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World Science Forum:
photo album

Available on Flickr here.

Science in Latin America Conference: GYA members and staff discuss launch of GloSYS LAC

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4th ASEAN Science Leadership Programme held in Hanoi, Vietnam

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GYA's host academy names new President

Gerald Haug was elected the new president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina by the Leopoldina Senate. On 1 March 2020 Mr Haug, a renowned climatologist, will take over the position from Jörg Hacker. More information is available here.  

Conference website now live!

The website of the GYA Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists 2020 in Kolkata, India is now live and can be found here.

Key dates:
7-8 June – Science Leadership Workshop for New GYA Members
8 June – Optional Pre-AGM workshops
9-12 June – AGM and International Conference of Young Scientists
10-11 June – Public Conference days


The 2021 GYA Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 16-21 May 2021. 


GYA online

Humans of the GYA videos highlight members' accomplishments

The Humans of the GYA campaign showcases the diversity and excellence of GYA membership. Check out the latest video, which features Bernardo Urbani (Venezuela) speaking about his work with primates.

PS: While you’re there, please subscribe to our YouTube channel!


Alumni in the spotlight 

The Alumni of the Month campaign showcases alumni's time with the GYA and how it has affected their research careers. The latest video features past Executive Committee member Adewale Adewuyi (Nigeria), who discusses how the GYA helped him build capacity as a researcher and a leader.

PS: While you’re there, please subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Readings of interest

Academic precarity is bad for everyone, but it’s even worse for scholars at risk

The risks of being an academic are compounded by the unique challenges displaced scholars face, say Lisa Herzog (Germany) and Özge Yaka (Germany).

Read the article here.


Harnessing Science, Engineering and Medicine to Address Africa's Challenges: The Role of African National Academies

This report makes the case for strengthening the science-policy interface in Africa to accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s (AU) STI Strategy for Africa (STISA -2024).

Read the report here.


News from Our Members and Alumni

Meghnath Dhimal (Nepal) has been nominated by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology as an associate academician. This award comes with the possibility of promotion to full academician. 
Udi Sommer (Israel) has co-published (with Aliza Forman-Rabinovici) “Producing Reproductive Rights: Determining Abortion Policy Worldwide“.
Cristina Blanco Sío-López (United States) was invited to give a lecture at the Newnham College of the University of Cambridge on her EU H-2020 Marie Curie Global Fellow project.  
Connie Nshemereirwe (Uganda) spoke at the 13th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin, Germany. Her topic was “The Power of (Academic) Networks”.
Sameh H. Soror (Egypt), Mona Abdel-Mottaleb (Egypt), Mohamed Elhadidy (Egypt), and alumnus Eyad Hamad (Jordan) attended the Seventh Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium in Cairo, Egypt, where Sameh served as Co-Chair.


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GYA Working Group Highlights

Trust in (young) Scientists organizes Science Communication webinar

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National Young Academies Updates

World Science Forum:
Launch of "Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Young Academies"

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Swiss Young Academy established

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Junge Akademie Germany calls for change in funding regulations for CO2 compensation

Read more here.

Young Academy of Europe holds Annual General Meeting

Read more here.

Vietnam Young Academy newsletter

The Vietnam Young Academy’s October newsletter is available here.

NYA Updates - spread the news!

If you have any news or updates regarding your NYA, please email Anna-Maria Gramatté.

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Upcoming Events

World Forum for Women in Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10-14 February 2020

The World Forum for Women in Science – Brazil 2020 (4th International Conference for Women in Science without Borders) will take place 10-14 February 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will be organised by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and is a multidisciplinary conference open to both male and female researchers. More information is available on the GYA Events page here.
10-14 February 2020 World Forum for Women in Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10-13 March 2020 Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering 2020, Nairobi, Kenya
20-25 March 2020 Africa Science Leadership Programme, Pretoria, South Africa
8-12 June 2020 GYA Annual General Meeting, Kolkata, India
4-5 July 2020 2020 European Young Academies Meeting, Berlin, Germany
14-18 September 2020 4th International Conference on Science Advice to Government, Montreal, Canada

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