“Global Young Academy’s first Arab co-chair. Sameh Soror aims to attract more Arabs to the international society of early-career scientists.”
“The GYA cannot directly interfere with national science policies,” says Soror. That is why the GYA helps members setup National Young Academies (NYAs) in different countries to try and influence national governments to address issues of concern for young researchers. To date, 27 different NYAs have been established. “NYAs are more aware of the facts on the ground in their countries so are better positioned to represent young scientists on the national level,” says Soror. The GYA coordinates between the different NYAs to facilitate scientific collaboration across borders.
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