Aims and Objectives
This GYA Incubator group was established in July 2018. It aims to harness the potential of citizen science as an approach for increasing the GYA’s public engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leveraging citizen science is necessary for achieving the SDGs as highlighted by many organisations focused on data requirements for sustainable development, interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research projects and initiatives worldwide (such as the Open Seventeen platform, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the Citizen Science Global Partnership, to name a few).
Although the SDGs have been discussed widely during the GYA’s Annual General Meeting in 2018, work by the GYA and its members in the SDG field could be better structured. There is also a need to raise awareness of the SDGs among young scientists, and to enhance the capacity of young scientists to contribute to the achievement and the monitoring of the SDGs.