Global Young Academy (GYA)
The GYA grew out of discussions amongst top young scientists from around the world convened by the IAP for the World Economic Forum “Summer Davos” meetings in 2008 and 2009. The Global Young Academy (GYA) was officially founded in February 2010 with support by IAP. With the help of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities BBAW and the German Young Academy it is receiving start up funding from the Volkswagen Foundation. Its primary aim is to unlock the potential of young scientists from around the world; working together, this group can provide new insights on major challenges in scientific capacity-building and science-based education, policy and international issues.
The current GYA Co-Chairs are: Prof. Rees Kassen (email@example.com), University of Ottawa, Canada, together with Prof. Bernard Slippers (Bernard.Slippers@fabi.up.ac.za), University of Pretoria, South Africa.
November 2012 - Making Open Science Possible
The Global Young Academy has issued a position statement that identifies obstacles that currently stand in the way of giving free access to scientific results and data, and advocates ways forward that will transform scientific research into a truly global endeavour. The GYA calls for scientific results to be made freely available for scientists around the world and for future generations. In addition, funding bodies should adequately recognize work published in open access journals and online, and moreover recognise and encourage the development of innovative Open Science projects. Beyond making data available, a long-term strategy for data storage and maintenance needs to be developed ...
Sandton 2012 Declaration on Sustainability
At the GYA International Conference on Sustainability and General Meeting in South Africa (May 2012) the young scientists drafted the attached GYA
Sandton Statement on Sustainability. Rather than calling on the public
to take action, the statement is addressed to scientists, and implores
scientists, especially young scientists, to take three actions to
achieve a sustainable future ...