The third day of the GYA’s AGM in Pattaya featured a meeting of 12 national young academies, similar bodies and NYA initiatives, including Nigeria, Germany, Thailand, Vietnam, Poland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Hungary, Nepal, and Bangladesh.


The discussion covered NYA-related issues such as how to found an NYA, the young academies and their relationship to senior academies, as well as NYA’s independence, activities and projects. Science outreach and science advice were also discussed, as were ideas for joint future projects.


The next Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies will take place in Vietnam in 2019, and all present here in Pattaya are looking forward to this as a renewed opportunity to engage with one another.