The members of this working group organize an inaugural three-day African regional conference in February 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya - with a focus on the further establishment and connection of National Young Academies in Africa.
For this project we are compiling a report on the state of young scientists around the world, drawing on new and established evidence and insights from relevant researchers, experts, and institutions working in this field.
The Young Scientist Ambassador Program (YSAP) originated as a Legacy Program for the third cohort of InterAcademy Panel Young Scientists (YS) who—by nomination of their respective national academies—attended the 2010 Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) in Tianjin, China.
Complex global problems require creative solutions and strategies. We propose to bring together outstanding young leaders – entrepreneurs, scientists, policy makers, and journalists – in a highly interactive “think tank” format.
Over the last couple of years, when the poor female-to-male ratio in science raised broad awareness, numerous programs were started all over the globe. Facing major demographic changes to be expected within the next 20 years, there is great interest by the different governments not to waste the resource of female intellectualism. However, many women are still not receiving the support they need to succeed in careers in science. We would like to use the global and interdisciplinary nature of the GYA, to make a point – to report to the public the limitations of the current measures, based on the firsthand experiences of this excellent group.
The GYA climate initiative provides an opportunity to elevate the visibility of young scientists, as well as young decision makers and leaders, to raise awareness of climate impacts and challenges.
The aim of this working group is to identify which indicators are used to measure excellence in science and what kind of environment would be most suitable to unleash curiosity and creativity in science, as well as to foster the development of human potential.
Large numbers of excellent young scientists in developing countries migrate to developed countries.
Scientists are urged to engage beyond academia to improve decision-making, public discourse, and lay understanding of science, and many young scientists are active in these ways. Many institutions supposedly reward such engagement (in promotion, tenure, professional review, etc.), but how?
Given the background of many GYA members, it is natural that the organization is deeply interested in matters of Science Education.
National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) started a project of Science for Youth (S4Y) to motivate students at school and college level. This project is an effort to encourage our youth towards conceptual learning. Our youth is the future and this is an initiative to build a better future. As majority of the population of developing world comprises of youth so this is an effort to get more and more devoted scientists in future.
The frustration with grant application and management appears to be universal amongst scientists and in particular young scientists around the world.