GYA members at 1st Science Media Festival SILBERSALZ in Germany
From 28 June to 1 July, the first science media film festival – ‘SILBERSALZ’ – took place in Halle (Saale), coordinated by Documentary Campus and supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation. In the context of this city-wide festival, a two-day conference, bringing together scientists and scholars and media professionals, was hosted at the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). Supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Leopoldina, six members of the Global Young Academy (GYA): Suzanne Bouclin (Canada), Lisa Herzog (Germany), Thomas Edison dela Cruz (Philippines), Clarissa Rios Rojas (Italy / Peru), Mohamed Elhadidy (Egypt) and Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo (Kenya), together with Jennifer Plaul (GYA Project Officer) actively participated in the conference.
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New Leadership Elected
On 10 May 2018 during the 8th Annual General Meeting in Pattaya, Thailand, the members of the Global Young Academy elected a new leadership body to represent the organisation and lead it through the upcoming year.
The new leadership team has members from Africa, Asia, America, Europe and Australia, and consists of seven female and four male early-career researchers. Tolu Oni (UK) and Connie Nshemereirwe (Uganda) were elected as Co-Chairs. You can get to know the entire team here.