Progress

This GYA Working Group, which started as an Incubator group in January 2018, will prepare a policy paper on how science diplomacy can benefit the three countries, and suggest a mechanism to enable the process of discussion. The core group will eventually work in collaboration with the young academies of the three nations to identify key issues and initiate the process of discussion that would help to address these issues for the common benefit of the nations.

 

Science Diplomacy in South Asia workshop

The group is organising an online workshop on Science Diplomacy in South Asia in November and December 2020, for participants from eight South Asian countries (GYA members, and non-members may apply). The workshop will consist of four 3-hour online sessions on 21 November, 28 November, 5 December and 12 December 2020 (13-16 hrs UTC each).

Outcomes

June 2019

Group member Mahesh Kumar (India), who is the Chair of the Indian National Young Academy of Science, attended the launch of the National Young Academy of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 16 June 2019.

The group have published an Editorial in Science on “Science in South Asia“.