With this page, the GYA aims to provide a repository for global and national young academies as well as partner institutions to link their work on COVID-19, any statements, or information dissemination activities, initiatives to support scientists, to coordinate and facilitate institutions or governments.
Please contact if you want to share what your academy is doing, or want to contact other young academies for joint activities, or an exchange of experience and best practices. Furthermore, use the hashtag #covid19ya to link what you, your NYA or partner organisations do to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Your tweet will then appear in the right-hand-side twitter feed.
Global Young Academy
The GYA Women in Science Working Group have published a paper on “GYA Women in Science stay and work from home: How might we make Covid-19 lockdown work for us?“.
GYA Webinar on COVID-19 in Latin America - perspectives from young scientists (May 2020)
Statement on Covid19 from 26 March 2020 (including infographics in various languages)
GYA in collaboration with the G7/GScience academies emphasises the urgency of international cooperation in the light of the global pandemic.
Interview with GYA EC member Sandra Lopez (Panama) from 5 March 2020
The GYA strongly supports De Jonge Akademie’s call for academic solidarity in times of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
These are the initiatives started by the young academies around the world.
They have also published a "Call for Global Solidarity on COVID-19 Pandemic" (March 2020).
GYA alumnus Toni Gabaldon (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain) is one of about 20 academy-nominated members of the Expert Panel of the IAP COVID‐19 Advisory Group.
The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) have published a commentary on “How can science help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19?” (May 2020)
They also provide an overview of European science academies’ COVID-19 responses on a dedicated website.
This statement, by the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), aims to articulate priorities for action that are worth considering so as to prepare for, control and mitigate the health consequences of COVID-19 in Africa and provide an impetus for change. View the NASAC statement: NASAC Statement on COVID-19 FIN070420 Find the NASAC page here: https://nasaconline.org/
NASAC also organised a webinar on “The Response of African Science Academies to the COVID-19 Pandemic” (22 July 2020).
International Science Council
The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. Find its portal dedicated to scientific debates on COVID-19 following this link: https://council.science/covid19/scientific-debates/
INGSA International Science Council
INGSA is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse global science advisory organisations and national systems. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, INGSA has created this information hub to aggregate and share the resources and discussions relating to how science advice and evidence functions in emergencies. Find the page here: https://www.ingsa.org/covid/
Online panel discussion on Contact Tracing Apps: Promising Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19? on 15 July 2020 (9-10:15 am UTC)
Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. In parallel to the efforts to contain the spread of the virus and protect those who are most vulnerable, Future Earth provides an opportunity for reflection and reimagination of our future by launching a rapid foresight survey: rapid foresight survey. What are the biggest challenges and opportunities we will face when we begin to rebuild from this crisis? Are there new perspectives or new approaches that might emerge from this crisis that could help or constrain us from advancing toward a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable world?
American Society of Microbiology
The American Society of Microbiology is keeping the pulse of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In the eye of a pandemic, the need for a trusted, up-to-date resource of coronavirus research plays a crucial role in supporting the scientific community on the frontlines fighting the virus.