One of the major aims of the GYA is to support the establishment and development of National Young Academies (NYA), cooperation with them and networking. For this purpose, the GYA has developed “A Blueprint for Establishing a National Young Academy” and provides advice and support.
In order to support global cooperation between young academies, the GYA co-organised the First Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies in October 2012 and the second event of this kind in November 2015. The Third Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies took place in July 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Besides offering NYAs numerous opportunities to engage in attractive international activities, the GYA is also involved in supporting cooperation among young academies in particular regions.
The first and second Africa Young Academies Regional Conferences were held in 2014 and 2016. A Third Regional Conference is planned for 2018 and will take place in Cairo, Egypt.
The First Asian National Young Academy Meeting took place in 2016 and will be followed by a second meeting scheduled for 2018.
Most importantly, the GYA has boosted the establishment of NYAs around the world. Since its inception, 28 NYAs have been established, many of them with support from the GYA and its members. Overall, 34 NYAs and more than 10 similar bodies now exist worldwide. More are close to launching in 2018.