In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GYA held its first virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2020. The International Conference of Young Scientists, on the topic “Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World” was also held virtually four weeks after the AGM, and addressed ongoing global problems in panels on health, diminishing resources, higher education in times of crisis and science communication and engagement.
Conference Statement: GYA Conference Statement ‘Heal the Earth’.
Conference website report: “Heal the Earth”: 2020 virtual International Conference | Global Young Academy.
e-AGM report: Read about what worked well, challenges we faced and key takeaways from our first large, global meeting here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/2020-e-agm-from-kolkata-to-whova/
E-Meeting handbook (download as PDF or open in google to leave comments!): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q9tzfFthSsZMt589q1P4GD_OrcO7Sagl/view?usp=sharing
Conference recordings: https://www.youtube.com/GlobalYoungAcademy.
A report on the pre-conference workshop “Open Science from a Global Perspective” can be read here: GYA-UNESCO e-Workshop: Open Science from a Global Perspective | Global Young Academy.
On the occasion of the International Conference, the Working Group Science+Art = Peace and Justice presented a compilation on ‘The Aesthetics of Biodiversity’.