Alice Matimba (Zimbabwe) was interviewed by the science news agency Afriscitech, where she answered the question: 'If you had just one criterion to propose to assess scientific excellence in your country, what would it be?' You can watch her response here.
Sezgin Bakirdere (Turkey) was interviewed for a news item by the İhlas News Agency, Turkey.
Alumnus Adewale Adewuyi (Nigeria) was interviewed by the science news agency Afriscitech, where he answered the question: 'If you had just one criterion to propose to assess scientific excellence in your country, what would it be?'You can watch his response here.
Alumna Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun (Mauritius) was named to the Quartz Africa Innovators 2019 cohort. You can see her profile and those of her cohorts here.
The GYA successfully nominated its member, Suraj Bhattarai (Nepal), to participate in a joint workshop focused on the social determinants of mental health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The workshop, which will be held from 31 October – 1 November 2019 in London, UK, is being jointly run by the Academy of Medical Sciences, one of the UK’s National Academies, and the InterAcademy Partnership for Health, a global network of academies of medicine.
International Network for Government Science Advice Conference 2018 Report released
On 6-7 November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) hosted its 3rd biennial conference on International Science Advice to Government in Tokyo, Japan. The GYA provided key input to the conference, including a joint GYA/Young Academy of Japan/Science Council of Japan Capacity Building Workshop on 5 November. Then-Co-Chair Tolu Oni (UK) was part of the Programme Committee, and current Co-Chair Connie Nshemereirwe was a moderator. The full report is available here.
Tsukuba Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, 2-4 October 2019
The GYA, together with the Young Academy of Japan, is organising a panel at the Tsukuba Conference on the topic of ‘Citizen Science’. GYA EC member Yoko Shimpuku (Japan) is a member of the programme organising committee.
Representatives from the GYA/National Young Academies/initiatives from the G7 countries will be invited to discuss Citizen Science as well as the UN SDGs with respect to the Science20 discussion of marine plastic waste. The Conference aims to be the ‘Davos’ for young global leaders, including scientists, policy-makers, and industries. More information is available on the GYA Events page here.
World Health Summit, Berlin, Germany, 27-29 October 2019
The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) session is organised by the GYA Global Health Working Group and aims to explore the (dis)connection of various sciences with global health research, policy or advocacy. Scientists from diverse disciplines will discuss how their work relates to global health and how their field relates to broader global challenges that usually require interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration. The speakers and hosts of the session include GYA members and alumni from the fields of chemistry, biomedical sciences, nano-chemistry, food engineering, health sciences, and history and philosophy of science. The session will take place Tuesday, 29 October, from 12:30-13:00. More information is available on the GYA Events page here.
World Science Forum, Budapest, Hungary, 20-23 November, 2019
The GYA, its members, leadership and Office will be involved in various events and sessions at the World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest in November 2019. For example, along with the InterAcademy Partnership, the GYA is co-organising a Science Leadership Workshop for early-career researchers prior to the WSF, from 19-20 November. Also, as a member of the WSF Steering Committee, the GYA coordinated a nomination process which resulted in the selection of early-career researchers being invited to present in each of five plenary panels. More information is available on the GYA Events page here.
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.