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Bangkok | Mar-17 | The Global Young Academy


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Presenter: Moritz Riede
GYA Executive Committee Member

Published in: Science
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Bangkok | Mar-17 | The Global Young Academy

  1. 1. The Global Young Academy SVI-GYA Workshop Bangkok, Thailand, 08 March 2017 Moritz Riede GYA Executive Committee Member
  2. 2. 1. The Global Young Academy (GYA) 2. GYA Activities 2
  3. 3. • Vision: To be the voice of young scientists around the world • Mission: – Empower outstanding early-career researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue, both with each other and with external stakeholders – Develop, connect and mobilise young talent from six continents – Promote reason and inclusiveness in global decision-making – Create a better world GYA Vision and Mission 3
  4. 4. • A worldwide network of 200 members and 134 alumni from 70 countries • Selection criteria • Research excellence • Commitment to service/outreach to further society • Median age ~37y • 36% female, 64% male • 5y membership term The Global Young Academy 4
  5. 5. 5 Membership by Discipline
  6. 6. • Co-Chairs – Mari-Vaughn Johnson (USA) – Orakanoke Phanraksa (Thailand) • Executive Committee – Ali Douraghy (USA) – Fridah Erastus (Kenya) – Martin Dominik (UK) – Moritz Riede (UK) – S Karly Kehoe (Canada) – Samuel Sojinu (Nigeria) – Shamsun Nahar Khan (Bangladesh) – Thomas Edison Dela Cruz (Philippines) – Yusuf Baran (Turkey) • Immediate Past Co-Chair – Eva Alisic (Australia) 6 GYA Executive Committee (2016-2017)
  7. 7. 1) Prof Bruce Alberts, Former Editor of Science 2) Prof Howard Alper, Chair of Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada & past Co-Chair of IAP 3) Prof Yuko Harayama, Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) at the Cabinet Office, Japan 4) Prof Mohammed Hassan, TWAS Executive Director a.i., President of the Sudanese Academy of Science, Past President of IAP 5) Prof Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, fellow of the BBAW and Leopoldina 6) Prof Kevin Marsh, Senior Advisor to the African Academy of Science, and Chair of the WHO Malaria policy advisory committee 7) Prof Maria Ivanova, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary General and a Board member of the UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability 7 GYA Advisory Board
  8. 8. 8 GYA Office Managing Director Dr. Beate Wagner Financial and Membership Officer Lukas Bartak Project Officer Anna-Maria Gramatté Project Officer Jennifer Plaul GloSYS Researcher Marie Luise Neumann
  9. 9. 1. The Global Young Academy (GYA) 2. GYA Activities 9
  10. 10. GYA Themes 10 Incubator
  11. 11. • Leopoldina nominated GYA members • Sherien Elagroudy and Rees Kaasen spoke at the Inaugural meeting, addressing – Open access – Building public trust in decision making – More direct engagement of scientists in decision making ➔ GYA attendance at all subsequent UN SAB meetings ➔ Path to further UN contributions and collaborations UN Scientific Advisory Board 11 Sherien Elagroudy and Ban Ki-Moon
  12. 12. • Project examining the challenges young researchers face in their home countries in regions • First report launched in 2014 • Identified issues: – Mentoring and support structures – Focused training – Transparency and fairness – Working conditions – Cultivating values Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) 12 ➔ GloSYS regional studies started in Africa and ASEAN region
  13. 13. • Building on GloSYS-results and addressing – Mentoring – Support structures to build capacity ➔ African Science Leadership Program (ASLP), co-developed with Uni. of Pretoria – 1y program, ~20 scholars – 3y funded by Robert Bosch Foundation Science Leadership Programs 13 ASLP Cohort 2015 ➔ ASEAN SLP launched in June 2016 – 1y program, 16 scholars – funded by NSTDA
  14. 14. 14 NYA Development
  15. 15. 15 NYA Development 2017
  16. 16. Blue print for the establishment of a NYA Worldwide Meetings of Young Academies • 1st meeting: Symposium “Shaping the Future of Young Academies” co-organized by Dutch Young Academy and GYA, 31 October – 1 November 2012 in Amsterdam • 2nd meeting: 16-18 November 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden, Joint Conference with JRC: Science Support for Sustainable Development • 3rd meeting: scheduled for 2017 in South Africa 16 GYA Support for NYAs
  17. 17. • Contribution to consultations of the European Commission on – Open Data & Open Access with other NYAs, incl. Junge Akademie – Altimetrics • Workshops & reports on – Solid Waste Management with IAP in Halle (incl. report) – Refugee Crisis with Dutch NYA in Amsterdam – Broadening the scope of science advice with INSGA and JRC in Brussels • Young Science Ambassador Program • Science Game “Expedition Mundus” • Publication of “Words of Wisdom” • JRC-GYA Project “Invisible Worlds” • Invited to Advisory Board of UN Major Group for Children and Youth • ... Further Examples of recent Impacts 17
  18. 18. 18 Further International Cooperation Partners
  19. 19. • BMBF – Core-funding (2014-20), GloSYS project • IAP – Co-funding the AGMs (mainly travel), PR and networking activities, Solid Waste Management project • Leopoldina – strengthening African Academies (2015-2018) • STI / NSTDA Thailand – GloSYS ASEAN project (2014), ASEAN Science Leadership Program (2016), EC Meeting (2016) • Bosch Foundation – Africa Regional Conferences (2014 and 2016) and African Science Leadership Program (2015) • Volkswagen Foundation – GYA seed-funding (2011-2013), and project funding for the GloSYS workshop • INGSA – Pre-conference workshop (2016) • Various national academies or other donors – hosting and co- funding the AGMs and other meetings 19 Financial Support
  20. 20. Thank You! 20