The Science Leadership Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-SLP) is a capacity-building initiative of the Global Young Academy (GYA), funded primarily by the Inter Academy Partnership (IAP), the Global Young Academy (GYA) and carried out with the support of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The SLP supports early to mid-career researchers (ECRs) from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in basic and applied sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities, to equip them with leadership tools for team development, engagement and collaboration.
For the GYA, science leadership is a collaborative, reflective approach to creative thinking and cooperation related to advancing science in diverse contexts.
LAC SLP Partners:
More information on all the GYA’s Science Leadership activities can be found here: Science Leadership – Global Young Academy.
LAC SLP fellows worked together in the development of joint written works, such as manuscripts and op-eds. Others have coordinated the beginning of new research collaborations.
Policy briefs written by the fellows were launched at the 2023 Sustainability, Research and Innovation Congress in Panama as the Leticia Declaration and will be published shortly. Numerous outcomes of the first LAC SLP are outlined below.