GYA 2021 AGM and Conference Report available

The Global Young Academy has published a full report on its 2021 online International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting on the topic “Trust in Science”. The report leads with a message from the GYA Co-Chairs, and includes summaries, insights and links to session recordings from the International Conference panels and GYA Working […]

GYA represented at ISC 2021 General Assembly

In 2020, the GYA became an Affiliate Member of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC strives to be the global voice for science, and promotes science as a global public good. The online General Assembly (GA) in October 2021 brought ISC members – international science unions, science academies and organisations – together to review […]

GYA member elected as INGSA Vice President for Capacity Building

In early September, the 2021 INGSA International Conference on Science Advice to Governments took place as a hybrid meeting. The conference with the theme “INGSA2021: Build Back Wiser: Knowledge, Policy and Publics in Dialogue” focused on improving our understanding of the changing nature and contexts of work at the interface between science and public policy, […]

JSPG and GYA hold International Science Policy Memo Writing Workshop

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Together with the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), the GYA’s Science Advice Working Group held a joint virtual science policy memo writing workshop for early career researchers all across the globe in May 2021. The workshop aimed to equip early career researchers with the essential tools needed to write effective policy memos. Over the […]

GYA 2021 AGM and International Conference “Trust in Science”

The GYA held its second online Annual General Meeting from 1-4 June, together with an online International Conference of Young Scientists on the topic “Trust in Science”, which was open to public participation. Over 170 GYA members and alumni and over 490 external guests from 114 countries registered to take part in sessions throughout the […]

GYA-ISC Dialogue on Rethinking Human Development

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In cooperation with the International Science Council (ISC), the GYA held an interactive webinar on “Rethinking Human Development” on 7 December 2020. Under the auspices of the GYA’s Science Advice Working Group, GYA member Binyam Sisay Mendisu (UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, Ethiopia), who served as a steering committee member of the […]

Online training on Strategic Foresight for Early-Career Researchers

Considering the relevance and importance of foresight literacy nowadays, the GYA Science Advice Working Group have recently organised and carried out a Workshop on Strategic Foresight for Early-Career Researchers to look at exploring, anticipating, and shaping the future in a world that is changing faster than ever before. Futurist experts from Policy Horizon Canada, a […]

Young Academy Finland releases policy brief on science advice

      The Young Academy Finland (YAF) have recently finished their “Young Researchers as Knowledge Brokers” project that aimed at developing new approaches for organising the coordination of knowledge exchange on different science-policy interfaces. The project’s main findings are gathered in the academy’s first-ever policy brief titled ”How to Build a Reciprocal Relationship Between […]

Workshop on Strategic Foresight for Early-Career Researchers on 10 November 2020

  Our world is changing faster than ever before. Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global changes, growing in complexity, generate high uncertainty affecting all policy areas. For future-oriented policymaking, governments must think strategically about the future and prepare themselves for both the predictable and the unpredictable. Foresight is the discipline of exploring, anticipating and […]

GYA Science Advice working group members help shape the G20 Science 20 Summit

In September, the S20 (an engagement group of the G20 established in 2017) was hosted by Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under the chairmanship of Anas Alfaris. The theme for S20 in 2020 is “Foresight: Science for Navigating Critical Transitions,” the intent of which is to underline how science can […]

The Future of Independent Science Advice in the EU Ecosystem

On 27 May 2020, the Young Academy Finland (YAF) and the Belgian Young Academy co-organised a webinar on “The Future of Independent Science Advice in the EU Ecosystem: How to make sure that research synthesis reports are read?”. The event was facilitated amd moderated by Kaskas Media, and included participants from young academies, governments, European […]

GYA Working Groups and Incubators in 2020

For the 2020 funding period, GYA members will continue to be active in 17 working groups and three Incubators within the three GYA Themes of Science & Society, Research Environment, and Science Education and Outreach. A fourth Incubator – on Critical Experiments – has been set up and is being led by Anna Harris (Netherlands) […]