GYA Declaration of Support for Afghan Scholars
The members and alumni of the GYA urge governments, universities and scientific organisations to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars and students.
A particular focus is necessary to protect women, children, and at-risk groups. We support and encourage action by National (Young) Academies and scientific communities around the globe to protect the scientific and educational achievements that have been realised in Afghanistan, all of which were gained with the tremendous efforts of the Afghan nation and international organisations.
Time for a(nother) global moonshot in research
The post contends that “GYA members and alumni alike should consider initiating an in-depth reflection on the various ways the pandemic has impacted our societies and our economies. The ultimate goal here should be to rethink the innovative societies of tomorrow, and incorporate our current experiences. Together, we will be able to navigate today’s troubled waters. But with adequate foresight, planning and effort, we might just be able to avoid such troubled waters in future.”
You can read the entire GYA Blog here, and do keep on the lookout for the upcoming post on ERCs in Latin American and the Caribbean.