Read the GYA-RYAS Statement here.
In June 2023, the GYA, in collaboration with the Rwanda Young Academy of Science (RYAS), convened its members and alumni along with early-career researchers (ECRs), students, and science policy stakeholders from Rwanda and around the world to address the Conference topic “Technological Innovations for Discovering Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenges.”
Under the premise that the global community of researchers has a collective responsibility to contribute to a sustainable future, conference participants discussed challenges and potentials of innovations and new technologies, and their responsible and effective use.
The resulting GYA-RYAS joint statement contains recommendations on achieving global vaccine equity, fostering Young Academies, and ensuring community involvement and youth engagement in the conceptualization and application of emerging technologies. Altogether, ECRs play a pivotal role in this sphere by championing interdisciplinary, international research approaches, responsible research practices, Open Science and creative science communication.
About the Rwanda Young Academy of Science
The Rwanda Young Academy of Science (RYAS) is a dynamic platform that brings together exceptional early- to mid-career Rwandan researchers, whether based within the country or abroad. Founded in 2018 and officially registered in 2021, RYAS is hosted by the ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR) at the University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology. RYAS is committed to promoting scientific excellence and societal engagement, providing young scientists with a voice and a platform to shape the future of science in Rwanda and beyond. By fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, advancing research and innovation, and actively contributing to addressing national and global challenges, RYAS hopes to play a pivotal role in driving scientific progress and making a positive impact on society.