Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers
The GYA is organising the side event ‘Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers’ on 27 and 28 April as part of the Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC 2021), which is taking place online from 26 – 28 April 2021.
The side event will bring together a diverse panel of experts to discuss two key issues.
The first session will address the conceptualisation of early-career researcher in the region and beyond, as well as the elements that make distinct the Latin American experience.
The second session will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on early-career researchers’ trajectories, everyday life and labour conditions, and the response that some governments of the region have had to the current challenges.
More information on the event is available here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/events/cilac-2020/
Register at https://event.meetmaps.com/cilac21/en/form – make sure to click ‘side events’ among the items you’d like to attend to have access to this side event.
GYA working paper highlights substantial research gap on early-career researchers in Latin America and Caribbean countries
The GYA is pleased to share a new working paper titled “Reviewing research on researchers: Our knowledge of early-career researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean“, which highlights how early-career researchers (ECRs) are key players in advancing knowledge societies. The paper is a collaboration between Global State of Young Scientists in Latin America and the Caribbean (GloSYS LAC) project members and the research team consisting of Alejandro Miranda-Nieto (GloSYS LAC Researcher), Lynn McAlpine (University of Oxford and McGill University), Franziska F. N. Schreiber (GloSYS LAC Research Assistant) and Matt Keane (former GloSYS Africa and GloSYS LAC Research Assistant). Seminal input from the GloSYS LAC working group is gratefully acknowledged.
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the GYA issue joint communique highlighting challenges for higher education
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the GYA lay out recommendations to mitigate the harms of COVID-19 and seize on the opportunities to improve higher education systems around the world.
Read more here.
On 16 March 2020 the world started to shut down to curb the spread of COVID-19. One year later, existing societal inequities have been brought into sharp relief. In the higher education sector, in-person teaching, learning and research have faced severe interruptions or have been halted altogether. Faculty and student flexibility and mobility have been reduced, and university resources have been severely constrained and remain uncertain.
The IAP and GYA have issued a communique highlighting some of the most pressing challenges for higher education globally, and propose solutions to mitigate the further entrenchment of inequalities.