One of the major aims of GYA is to support the establishment and development of National Young Academies (NYA), cooperation with them and networking. For this purpose, GYA has developed a NYA blueprint and provides advice and support.
In order to support global cooperation between young academies, the GYA co-organized the first worldwide meeting of Young Academies in October 2012 and is preparing the second event of this kind for November 2015.
Besides offering NYAs numerous opportunities to engage in attractive international activities, the GYA boosted cooperation among young academies in Africa and with the senior African academies with a regional conference in early February 2014. This conference contributed to a number of follow-up projects in planning.
Most importantly GYA has boosted the establishment of NYAs around the world. Since its inception, 22 NYAs have been established, many of them with support from the GYA and its members. More are close to launching in 2015.