GYA 2020 e-AGM and e-Conference “Heal the Earth”

2020 (e-)AGM: from Kolkata to Whova

Read more here about the GYA's first virtual Annual General Meeting: what worked well, challenges we faced and key takeaways related to large, global e-meetings: https://globalyoungacademy.net/2020-e-agm-from-kolkata-to-whova/

Virtual International Conference of Young Scientists "Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World"

While the COVID-19 pandemic is currently in focus, ongoing problems such as climate change, biodiversity losses, groundwater depletion, pollution and antibiotic resistance, also require collaborative efforts across sectors, disciplines and borders to find and implement solutions. While overall global income inequality has been decreasing, the economic divide within some societies is widening. Issues of food security, widespread accessible energy, clean water, hygiene and health among large sections of the human population are urgent.

We need to act now toward fulfilling the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To address these challenges, young scientists and researchers from accross the globe participated in the GYA's first virtual International Conference of Young Scientists "Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World.

A comprehensive report is forthcoming; for now, you can view most panel contributions and live sessions on the GYA youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/GlobalYoungAcademy.

Further information and the full e-conference programme can be found here: https://conference.globalyoungacademy.net/.