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 releases Position Statement on Trust in Science

“Trust in Science” was the overarching topic of the GYA’s 2021 online annual International Conference of Young Scientists, where young scientists from around the globe discussed the repercussions and importance of fostering trust in science when it comes to pressing global issues such as health, climate policy and food systems. Trust and trustworthiness were also […]

Early-career researchers active at SRI 2021

The GYA partnered with Future Earth to elevate early-career researcher voices at the first Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021). In a joint selection process, 11 excellent Early Career Champions were selected from among applicants around the world to contribute to the SRI2021 Closing Plenary on 15 June. Five of the Champions were appointed […]

GYA members Clarissa Rios Rojas and Mai Tolba present during United Nations STI Forum

As part of the sixth annual United Nations Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) held in early May 2021, GYA members Clarissa Rios Rojas (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Mai Tolba (Ain shams University, Egypt) presented individual statements during Session 5: Emerging science and technology trends, […]

GYA Climate Change group at GDN Conference

Members from the GYA working group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction participated in the 2019 Global Development Conference on the theme of “Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research Policy Nexus” on 23-25 October 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Working group co-leads Shabana Khan (India) and Khamarrul Razak (Malaysia) as well as group member Chioma […]

New GYA Incubator & new working group projects

For the 2019-2020 funding period, GYA members will continue to be active in 18 working groups within the three GYA Themes of Science & Society, Research Environment, and Science Education and Outreach. The Incubators on Citizen Science for the 2030 SDG Agenda and the GYA Rainbow group continue their work. A third Incubator on Industry […]

IUPAC Centenary highlights young scientists

GYA members at IUPAC 2019

It is no secret that chemistry has played a vital role in human civilization, and in today’s modern society, chemistry is equally important in tackling global challenges. Its contribution to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030 is highly anticipated. Concurring […]

Poverty eradication through technology? GYA at IAP SPEC Conference

Nova Ahmed at IAP SPEC conference 2019

Two GYA members spoke at the third IAP Science for Poverty Eradication Committee (SPEC) Conference, which took place from 27-29 March 2019, in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference addressed the topic ‘How Can Science and Technology Contribute to the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality’, and was supported by he Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), […]