InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)

IANAS is a regional network of Academies of Sciences created to support cooperation towards the strengthening of science and technology as a tool for advancing research and development, prosperity and equity in the Americas.

Founded in the spirit of IAP in May 2004, the main objectives of the network are: (a) to assist in the building of national scientific capacities by strengthening science and technology relationships among the countries of the Americas, as a tool for societal development; (b) to cooperate in building capacities of the Academies of the region, through exchange of information and experience; (c) to aid in the creation of new Academies in those countries of the Americas desiring assistance in the establishment of a Science Academy; and (d) to influence the scientific decision-making processes in the Americas, with the goal of promoting prosperity and equity in the hemisphere.

Linking and strengthening the scientific community in the hemisphere, IANAS plays a major role in contributing to the promotion of scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the Americas.

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    IANAS on YouTube

    Click here for the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences' YouTube channel.

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    IANAS Water Activities 2015

    Click here for details on the IANAS Water programme's meetings and events in 2015.

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    Urban Water Challenges in the Americas

    IANAS announces the release of a comprehensive volume on Urban Water Challenges as part of the recognition of World Water Day, March 22, 2015. The book, which had 120 contributing authors, is available in both English and Spanish. Major financial support has been provided by IAP, the International Hydrological Program of UNESCO and the IANAS member academies.

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    November 2014: International Workshop on Major Scientific and Technical Issues associated with the Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua

    November 2014: International Workshop on Major Scientific and Technical Issues associated with the Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua 135KB, PDF

    Follow the link to the Report of the International Workshop which took place from 10-11 November 2014, in Managua, hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Nicaragua and co-sponsored by IANAS and the International Council for Science - Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean (ICSU-LAC) ...

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    World Water Day ...

    22 March 2014: On the occasion of World Water Day 2014, IANAS, the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences, released the English language version of 'Diagnosis of Water in the Americas', based on the earlier IANAS publication 'Diagnostico del Agua en las Americas'. The new English version has been developed through the support of the Mexican Academy of Sciences with funding from IAP.

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    6 Sep 2013

    Women Scientists of the Americas. Their inspiring stories

    IANAS - an IAP-Affiliated Regional Network has collated inspiring stories by women scientists in the Americas. These women relate their dreams, motivations and the story behind their significant achievements in diverse fields of scientific research, in which they overcame numerous barriers and obstacles Read More

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    1 Aug 2012

    IANAS-OWSD Prize

    The first IANAS-OWSD Prize has been awarded at a Ceremony which was held at the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela in Venezuela, in August 2012. Read More

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    1 Dec 2011

    IANAS-OWSD Research Prize - call for nominations

    IANAS announces new IANAS-OWSD Prize for female graduate students in the sciences, mathematics or engineering. Deadline for IANAS Member Academies to submit nominations is 31 January 2012. Read More