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 leadership in South Asia: call for participants

The group is organising an online workshop from 16-23 May 2021, to improve the leadership ability of South Asian scientists. For details, and how to apply, see here. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021.

Outcomes

December 2020

The group organised a five-day online workshop on Science Diplomacy in South Asia in November and December 2020; see here for a brief report.

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“.