On the occasion of the Science Summit of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), the GYA held an online event titled “Young and Global – A perspective on today’s challenges in science,” which explored how research and scholarship can be pursued based on inclusiveness at the global level.
The session took place on 15 September 2022, and included over 15 GYA members and alumni discussing Open Science, North-South and South-South collaborations, the National Young Academies, Science Diplomacy, and inclusion, diversity and equity at the GYA.
The session opened with a short introduction to the GYA by Co-Chair Priscilla Kolibea Mante (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana), and was followed by presentation on GYA activities including scientific excellence, science diplomacy, national young academies, inclusion and diversity, and the GYAs SCISO science communications project. Further presentations included collaborations between the global North and South, At-risk scholars, and Open Science.
The video of the presentations are available here
Speakers at the event included the following GYA members and alumni:
Executive Committee member Encieh Erfani (IASBS, Iran) – who also moderated
Past Co-Chair Anindita Bhadra, (Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India)
Yensi Flores Bueso (University College Cork, Ireland)
Natasha Gownaris (Gettysburg College, United States)
Carlo D’Ippoliti, (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Pradeep Kumar, (Wits University, South Africa)
Robert Lepenies (Karlshochschule International University, Germany)
Ibrahim Sidi Zakari (Abdou Moumouni University, xxx)
Saja Al Zoubi (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
Executive Committee member Felix Moronta (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy)
Andre Xuereb (Government of Malta)
Yoko Shimpuku (Hiroshima University, Japan)
GYA Co-Chair Priscilla Kolibea Mante (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
Markus J. Prutsch (European Parliament/Heidelberg University, Germany)
Monika Kędra (Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)