Science Leadership Programmes and Workshops aim to nurture future science leaders, offering training in collective leadership skills and strengthening networks of early-career researchers (ECRs) in world regions and across the globe. The Science Leadership concept builds on the recognition that ECRs, as future science leaders, need leadership capabilities and strong networks to collaboratively address existing complex global challenges.
Science Leadership in Africa, ASEAN, APEC, and Latin America and the Caribbean
The GYA supports regional Science Leadership Programmes in Africa (ASLP), ASEAN, APEC and in Latin America and the Caribbeean. Detailed information on the Africa SLP, the ASEAN and APEC SLPs and the LAC-SLP can be found on the linked sub-project pages.
Building on the success of the Africa, ASEAN and APEC SLPs, the GYA supports the establishment of Science Leadership Programmes in other world regions, with a current initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Further, the GYA (co-)organises 1-2 day Science Leadership Workshops for its new members and for ECRs from around the world. Since 2014, more than 200 young scholars and scientists have taken part in GYA-supported capacity-building science leadership programmes or workshops.
May: Online leadership workshop for new members
35 new GYA members participated in the first virtual version of the new member science leadership workshop, experiencing and reflecting on collaborative leadership skills and sparking the beginning of lasting connections for the coming five years. Read more here
November: Ethics and Responsibility in Science
Leading up to the 2019 World Science Forum on the topic of Science, Ethics and Responsibility in Budapest, Hungary, 43 young scientists and scholars from 23 countries participated in a 1.5 day science leadership workshop, co-organized by the Global Young Academy (GYA), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Read more here.
April: Second leadership workshop for new GYA members
Connected to the 2019 GYA Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists in Germany, the second two-day science leadership workshop for new members was held. 29 GYA members participated. Read more here.
November: Science leadership and science advice
Prior to the 2018 biennial conference of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in Tokyo, Japan, the GYA – in partnership with the Young Academy of Japan and INGSA – organised a one-day Science Leadership training workshop. The workshop, attended by about 40 young scientists and policymakers, aimed to introduce participants to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government, and to develop a personal strategy for their engagement with the science advice enterprise. Read more here.
October: Convening young scientists in Latin America and the Caribbean
Co-organised by the GYA and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a joint science leadership workshop involved 18 young researchers and scientists in Latin America and from around the world in the context of the Second CILAC Forum in October 2018, in Panama. One of the immediate outcomes of this meeting was a building momentum to create a regional-level or several national-level young academies. Read more here.
May: Leadership training for new GYA members
In the run-up to the GYA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists in Thailand, the GYA held its first two-day science leadership workshop for new members, with 27 participants. Read more here.
March: Conceptual workshop on science leadership training in Africa
At the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in March 2018, one of the largest gatherings of scientists in Africa to date, the GYA co-organised a workshop on “Connecting Networks to Co-Design Transformative Science Leadership Programs for Africa,” with the Robert Bosch Foundation and the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Read more here.
March: Leadership and women in science
Also at the Next Einstien Forum (NEF) 2018, the GYA working group on “Women in Science” together with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) co-organised a Women in Science leadership workshop entitled “Fostering diverse and inclusive leadership in academia”. More than 30 participants strengthened their individual (co-)leadership skills and extended their respective personal networks with other workshop participants, departing with a special emphasis on diverse and inclusive perspectives on driving forward one’s academic career. Read more here.
November: A voice for young scientists at the World Science Forum
At the 2017 World Science Forum, the GYA and the InterAcademy Partnership co-organised a one-day, pre-conference science leadership workshop, focused on the topic “Avoiding the Weaponisation of Research”, in which 43 young scientists and scholars, 29 of these GYA members and alumni, participated.