Source: rrem

Representatives from the three Asian National Young Academies in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 6 June 2019. Tatas Brotosudarmo, the Vice Chair of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences, Renuka Attanayake from the Sri Lanka Academy of Young Scientists, and GYA member Suraj Bhattarai who co-leads the National Young Academy Initiative in Nepal, participated in a three-day workshop on ‘Regional Research Grants: Building Skills for Scientific Research’, which was organised by TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, and locally supported by the Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tatas gave a talk on ‘Transformational Research: Links with Industry’ whereas Suraj gave a talk on the ‘Importance of Scientific Writing’. In addition to attending the workshop, the three NYA representatives discussed opportunities for regional collaboration for innovative research and science outreach activities.