The GYA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference successfully concluded today, and included the election of a new Executive Committee,
To represent and lead them through the upcoming year, GYA members elected leaders hailing from North America, Africa, Asia and Europe – a majority of whom are women – to the Executive Committee (EC), which is comprised of eleven members of which two are Co-Chairs.
As Co-Chairs for the upcoming year, members chose Priscilla Kolibea Mante (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana) and Prosper Ngabonziza (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany). Prosper served as a members of the EC last year.
Further EC members are as follows: Michael Backes (University of Namibia); Cristina Blanco Sío-López (Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy); Encieh Erfani (IASBS, Iran); Sri Fatmawati (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia); Alma Cristal Hernández-Mondragón (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico); Monika Kędra (Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland): Felix Moronta Barrios (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy); Arya Shalini Subash (Institute of Chemical Technology, India; and Filippo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy).
After being elected, Co-Chair Priscilla Kolibea Mante stated that “It’s wonderful to receive this honor from my fellow GYA members. I am poised for the year ahead and this mandate given to me. I look forward to working closely with everyone as we begin arguably one of the most exciting years for the GYA.”
Co-Chair Prosper Ngabonziza adds, “It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve as a Co-Chair of the GYA through the upcoming year 2022/2023. The GYA values diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunities, and we will continue to uphold the GYA as an outstanding voice of young researchers/scientists in inclusive national, regional and international science diplomacy platforms. We are here to expand the GYA contributions to society.”