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Press release: IAP for Science statement on ‘Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction’. This new statement was developed in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 by a team of experts nominated by IAP member academies and led by the Science Council of Japan. Announcing Institution
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IAP at the WSF The World Science Forum has just ended in Jordan. Almost 3,000 participants attended, many from the Middle East North Africa region, making this the most diverse participation yet at this biennial science-policy event. Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists Plenary at the World Science Forum For the first time at a World Science Forum, young scientists were provided with their own plenary session to express their opinions. Here’s how the session unfolded as seen by one of the protagonists. Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists Leadership Workshop in conjunction with the WSF 2017 Some 50 young scientists, 18 of them nominated by IAP member academies, joined a workshop prior to the World Science Forum in Jordan. Here's how it went. Announcing Institution
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Final Declaration from the World Science Forum 2017 The closing session of the World Science Forum in Jordan (7-11 November) saw participants agree to the Final Declaration from the event. Announcing Institution
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U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to Host IAP for Research Secretariat The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine USA, becomes the host for the IAP-R Secretariat, with Teresa Stoepler as the new executive director. Announcing Institution
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World Science Forum kicks off in Jordan IAP has sent a strong delegation to the World Science Forum, which kicked off today on Jordan. It is the largest ever meeting of its kind in the Middle East. Announcing Institution
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"Science for Peace" in Jordan IAP will be represented in several sessions at the forthcoming World Science Forum in Jordan Announcing Institution
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New leadership at IAP Volker ter Meulen has joined Depei Liu to make up the two figurehead Presidents of the InterAcademy Partnership. Announcing Institution
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Too few women in science: why academies are part of the problem The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) embarked on a study to collect baseline data about women’s representation in the membership and governance structures of national science academies. Announcing Institution
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Press release: EASAC statement on homeopathy Homeopathy: harmful or helpful? European scientists recommend an evidence-based approach. Across Europe, many people use homeopathic products, which claim to treat a wide array of illnesses. Though these products may be popular in some countries, scientists question whether they are helpful or harmful. In a new statement, a Working Group of the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) - a group composed of leading scientists from across Europe - says that there is no robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathic products are effective for any known diseases, even if there is sometimes a placebo effect. Announcing Institution
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Land Degradation & Restoration: Better Evidence-based Information Critical to Achieve Global Goals Media release by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) at a progress briefing on the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, during UNCCD COP13 on 7 September 2017 in Ordos, China. Leading world experts today in China presented an update on the first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of global land degradation and restoration, to be launched next March by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES). Prof. Scholes and Dr. Montanarella have co-chaired the assessment process over the past three years, leading a group of more than 100 leading international experts from 45 countries. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 3, No. 5 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Within 100 years, rising oceans will submerge the 34 islands that comprise the Republic of Kiribati, a Least Developed Country in the central Pacific Ocean. Its citizens – more than 100,000 today – could lose the land that they call home. Already, researchers are contemplating how futuristic floating islands could preserve the nation. And at the AAAS-TWAS Summer Course, experts explored how science diplomacy could build support to protect island nations from catastrophic climate change. Announcing Institution
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Antonio Loprieno elected next President of ALLEA ALLEA Member Academies elected today in Budapest Professor Antonio Loprieno as the next ALLEA President for the term 2018-2021.Member academies of All European Academies (ALLEA) elected today in Budapest Professor Antonio Loprieno as the next ALLEA President for the term 2018-2021. President-elect Loprieno will assume his position during the next General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia in May 2018, following the end of the second term of ALLEA President Günter Stock. Announcing Institution
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IAP survey results out now! Announcing Institution
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UfM - Notice of call for expression of interest for Senior and Junior Experts The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) s seeking to establish a list of external experts (Senior and Junior) from member states of the Union for the Mediterranean in the identified fields of its activities, who will be assigned by contract specific tasks in these fields.
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IAP - Call for Nomination of Young Scientists @WSF 2017 The InterAcademy Partnership is seeking candidates for the World Science Forum to be held in Jordan on 7-11 November 2017 with the theme “Science for Peace”. Selected participants will participate in 2 events, an interactive training workshop side event on Monday 6 November and a plenary session in the main conference on Thursday 8 November. Announcing Institution
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GYA - Call for new members The call for Global Young Academy membership 2018 is now open. The deadline for applications is 24 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Abel Prize 2018: Call for nominations The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is calling for nominations of outstanding mathematicians for its 2018 Abel Prize. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 3, No. 4 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Call opens for 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation award nominations for early-career women scientists in the developing world Nominations for early-career women scientists in the developing world in the research field of chemistry, mathematics and physics will be accepted until 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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The Role of Academies in Science Advice to Governments On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society of New Zealand, INGSA hosted a workshop on the role of National Academies in providing scientific advice to governments. The workshop report is now available. Announcing Institution
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IAP call for proposals IAP invites its member academies, regional networks and observers to submit proposals that will address its strategic goals. Announcing Institution
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AASSA – NAS KR Workshop on 'Strategies for Building a Link Between Earthquake Science and Policies to Inform State Structures and Public to Reduce the Risks and Consequences of Earthquake' The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (NAS KR) are jointly organising this workshop to be held 10-13 October 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Announcing Institution
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TWAS 2017 Awards to women scientists: call for nominations The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is looking for the nomination of female scientists for their Awards 2017. Nomination deadline is 10 July 2017. Announcing Institution
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2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is organized by UNISDR and will be held 22-26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. Announcing Institution
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Update on IAP and its regional networks The activities of IAP and its regional networks were presented at the G7 Science Conference, hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, Italy, on 3 May 2017. Announcing Institution
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G7 Science Academies present three statements in Rome Academies of science from the G7 countries presented three statements to Italian government officials ahead of next May’s G7 meeting hosted by Italy. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Selby and Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowships open for nomination The Australian Academy of Science seeks nominations for two Travelling Fellowships until 1 June 2017. Announcing Institution
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Breakthrough Prize and European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) announce partnership The Breakthrough Prize and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, today announced a partnership to further the shared goal of promoting a culture where science and scholarship can thrive. Announcing Institution
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Contribute to the global discussion on STI for the SDGs Academies are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing global online discussion forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out A new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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ALLEA publishes revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) publishes the revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, a document that serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings. Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Announcing Institution
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TUBA Academy Prizes 2017 - seeking nominations The Turkish Academy of Sciences, TUBA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 TUBA Academy Prizes. Announcing Institution
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IAP response to US President's Executive Order on immigration Communique from the leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership - regarding the Executive Order on travel restrictions signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump Announcing Institution
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Mohamed Hassan @ von Humboldt Foundation Mohamed Hassan delivered a talk at the 10th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities organized by von Humboldt Foundation, 20-21 November in Berlin. Announcing Institution
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Online workshop @FAO The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is holding webinars from 29 November-15 December 2016 to strengthen agricultural practitioners’ knowledge of practical means how climate change can be effectively communicated with food producers. Announcing Institution
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Education and Climate IAP science education programme represented at global climate change meeting in Morocco. Announcing Institution
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Fifth IPBES Plenary in Bonn The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting relevant organizations to attend its next plenary session, taking place from 6-10 March 2017, in Bonn, Germany. This can be an opportunity for academies to provide input into IPBES processes. Announcing Institution
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Promoting responsible research in Africa IAP has teamed up with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to promote responsible research and build awareness of dual-use research. Announcing Institution
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NASAC calls for scientific and non-academic reviewers The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) is seeking for scientists and non-academic experts with expertise in energy systems, air pollution, health, provision of health services, climate mitigation and adaptation, land use and urban planning, and disaster risk reduction in the urban environment to review full proposals between Dec 2016- mid Jan 2017. Announcing Institution
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IAP and IANAS @ CILAC 2016 IAP recently partnered with GenderInSITE, TWAS and IANAS for sessions at the CILAC in Montevideo, Uruguay, 6 - 9 September 2016. Announcing Institution
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Accademia dei Lincei and IAP sign Charter of Rome IAP has joined with Italy’s national science academy to call for more action to be taken to protect cultural heritage and ‘Art Cities’ from natural disasters. Announcing Institution
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DFID - call for independent expert Research Advisory Group members The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID UK) asks for nominations for its independent expert Research Advisory Group (RAG). Announcing Institution
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NEW DEADLINE Responsible Research Practices in Chemistry and Biology Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences' Announcing Institution
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IAP and IANAS @ the 'I Latin American and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC 2016)' The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) are taking part in the 'I Latin American and the Caribbean Open Science Forum' (CILAC 2016) which is currently taking place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Announcing Institution