The 1st Asian National Young Academy (NYA) Meeting, entitled “Advancing Synergies in Asian NYAs”, took place from 15 – 16 December in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was the first of its kind to connect the majority of Asian NYAs with the Global Young Academy (GYA). It brought together representatives from 10 established NYAs from India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam as well as an NYA Initiative from Korea. The meeting was co-organised by the Global Young Academy, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand and the National Science Museum (NSM).

Key objectives of the 1st Asian NYA meeting were to create a platform where young scientists and scholars from Asia could establish their regional networks, exchange and share their experience with NYAs, and to further plan for the future of young scientist networks within the region and beyond.

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