The World Science Forum is one of the most ambitious conference series worldwide. Every two years, scientist from all over the world, gather for the World Science Forum with focus on the social and economic relevance, influence and responsibilities of science. This years iteration of this international reknown event, takes place in Cape Town, South Africa. During the four days of World Science Fora over 900 leading scientists, decision-makers from the world of politics, industry, representatives of the civil society and the media express their views on the new challenges facing science in the 21st century.
This year the GYA will be heavily involved in various formats:
|Science for human dignity – What role for science in fighting poverty, unemployment, inequality and exclusion?||7 Dec, 2022||09:30-11:00|
|Science for climate justice – How can science working with civil society lead the way in correcting the failure of climate policy?||7 Dec, 2022||15:00-16:30|
|Science for Africa and the world – How to unleash the potential of African science in global cooperation?||8 Dec, 2022||09:30-11:00|
|Science for diplomacy – How can science reboot multilateralism and global solidarity?||8 Dec, 2022||15:00-16:30|
|Justice in science – How to ensure science reflects the society we want?||9 Dec, 2022||09:30-11:00|
|Building bridges for early career scientists: global experiences on impactful leadership training and networking||7 Dec, 2022||11:30-13:00|
|Global Scientific Research as a Tool to Unlock Talent and Expand the Geographical Confines of Knowledge Creation||7 Dec, 2022||17:00-18:30|
|At-Risk, Displaced, and Refugee Scholars: Global Dynamics and Best Practices||7 Dec, 2022||17:00-18:30|
Cape Town City tour for early-career researchers
The GYA invites all our current members, alumni and members of Young Academies attending the World Science Forum this year to join us for a tour of the city of Cape Town with a thematic focus on this year’s WSF topic “Science for Social Justice”.
During the tour, participants will have the chance to meet with other early career researchers who are in town for the World Science Forum. The tour will not only provide a first orientation of the WSF but will also introduce you to the wonderful city of Cape Town with a special focus on “science for social justice”.
The tour is organized jointly by the Global Young Academy, the InterAcademy Partnership, the Africa Science Leadership Programme and the South African Young Academy of Science.
Date: Tuesday, 6th December, 1-4 PM local time
This tour will be organized by Early Career Researchers for Early Career Researchers.
If you are interested in joining the tour please fill in the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/wWzjLPeDaf
Exhibition booth and side events
The GYA will host an exhibition booth together with the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). The booth will be located in the main exhibition hall, stand number 503. All GYA members and alumni are invited to use this booth as a place to meet and connect with other early career researchers.
GYA members will also be involved in a AAAS-organized side event on “A Global Approach to Ending Sexual Harassment in STEM”, taking place 6 December, 9-11 AM.
More information on the world science forum is available here: https://worldscienceforum.org/