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A review of targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective This report, recently published by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), is the first such an assessment of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals carried out by the scientific community. Follow the link for more information ... Announcing Institution
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Internship Programme at the IAP/IAMP Secretariat in 2015 Every year the IAP/IAMP Secretariat selects talented young individuals to contribute to the workings of the global network of science academies. The programme is open to students and young nationals of any country, fluent in English, aged between 18 and 25 ... Announcing Institution
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International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2015 As we celebrate the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity, here we look at some IAP projects that touch on the theme ... Announcing Institution
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Solid waste management, environmental science, green economy and sustainable development IAP and the Global Young Academy call for experts and case studies in the above fields for a new joint project - Deadline extended to 15 May 2015 Announcing Institution
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12 stories from 2014 - Global Young Academy 2014 has been a fruitful year for the GYA on their way to establishing a permanent global voice for young scientists. An insight into the GYA's projects and activities can be gained from the review of the year, which highlights a number of projects and events in 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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Ecosystem services, agriculture, neonicotinoids and honey bees In the wake of restrictions placed on neonicotinoids by the European Commission, EASAC - the European Academies' Science Advisory Council - has examined the scientific evidence about the impact of these insecticides not only on honey bees but on wider ecosystem services and agriculture. Follow the link to the Report, to be discussed at a special debate on Monday 13 April at the Palais des Académies in Brussels ... Announcing Institution
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NATURE reports on the plans for the establishment of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) AESA is due to be launched in June by African heads of state, and will operate out of the headquarters of the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi. Follow the link to the article. Announcing Institution
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Africa's Science Academy Development Agenda (ASADA) The second phase of African academy development is now underway, led by the Academy of Science of South Africa. The plan succeeds the major 11-year African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI) led by US NAS and funded by the Gates Foundation that formally ends in 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Science integral to new global disaster risk reduction agreement IAP was represented on the Science and Technology Major Group meeting at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, by two experts from the Science Council of Japan ... Announcing Institution
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Resilience of cultural heritage to hydrogeological disasters The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei issues a statement on resilience of cultural heritage to hydrogeological disasters following a conference which took place in November 2014 in Rome, Italy Announcing Institution
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IAP runs a new Young Scientists Programme in 2015 ... Following the success of the programme organized in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, this year IAP has formed a partnership with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to hold a young scientists side event prior to the World Science Forum 2015, in Budapest ... Announcing Institution
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Australian Academy of Science launches latest update on the state of climate science, warning of the consequences for Australia if no action is taken to address human-induced climate change The publication, "The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers 2015" aims to counter confusion and misinformation ... Announcing Institution
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The Science Council of Japan (SCJ) co-organized the Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience The Conference, focusing on a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development took place at the University of Tokyo, 14 - 16 January 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Projects and Programmes in 2015 supported by IAP The IAP Executive Committee, at is meeting in Paris in November 2014, allocated financial support from IAP funds, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy. Follow the link to see highlights of activities planned for 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Interoceanic canal could turn Lake Nicaragua into a "dead zone" warn scientists ... The online news service "SciDev.Net" reports on the warnings made by a panel of scientists from the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS), biodiversity, engineering and hydrology experts from the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (ACN) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), that as work on the Interoceanic Canal begins in Nicaragua, it may unleash ecological havoc. Follow the link to the article, workshop report and ongoing debate Announcing Institution
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IAP e-news bulletin, first issue in 2015 now available For updates on debates, meetings and activities, follow the link to the online version here ... Announcing Institution
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Nominations are open for the 7th Cycle of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment Awarded on a biennial basis, the Zayed Prize is divided into four Award Categories ... Announcing Institution
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“Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development: a Call for Action”, December 2014 A summary of the IAP conference organized by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Manaus, Brazil, and photo album are now available on the events page ... Announcing Institution
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Royal Society publishes report on Resilience to Extreme Weather The Royal Society has recently published its latest major report, Resilience to Extreme Weather. Chaired by Professor Georgina Mace CBE FRS, this international project explores the risks posed to people by extreme weather events, and evaluates a range of options for building people’s resilience to them ... Announcing Institution
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Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) - progress report and next steps The first year of the Platform’s work programme 2014-2018 is coming to an end. Work on all 18 work programme deliverables has been initiated, as detailed in document IPBES/3/2. Groups of experts, including three task forces, two assessment author groups, three time-bound expert groups and two time-bound scoping groups have been established, with 516 experts selected from a total of 1,691 nominations submitted. Overall, 20 meetings were held in 2014, in eight different locations ... Announcing Institution
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African European Mediterranean Academies for Science Education releases a Conference Report Inquiry-Based Science Education - for the future generation of researchers. Follow the link to the recent report published by ALLEA in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei ... Announcing Institution
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African-European-Mediterranean Academies for Science Education - AEMASE The AEMASE initiative is committed to promoting science outreach to society and to improving the quality and accessibility of science education in schools throughout the North-South region. To achieve these aims, one of AEMASE’s key activities is implementing IBSE in more schools and supporting the continued professional development of science educators in IBSE methodology and practice. Follow the link to the recent conference report published by ALLEA in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei ... Announcing Institution
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The Global Young Academy calls to integrate science in the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda The Global Young Academy (GYA) delivered a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that stressed the importance of science for achieving sustainability and poverty reduction. The letter, written in response to the report by the UN’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, contains five recommendations ... Announcing Institution
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Promoting science education in Africa Romain Murenzi, TWAS executive director, encourages African countries to invest in science education and science literacy in their nations in a recent interview ... Announcing Institution
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IAP and Disaster Risk Reduction The second PrepCom leading towards the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Antonio Sgamellotti (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy) attended on behalf of IAP as part of the Major Group on Science and Technology(STMG) convened by ICSU ... Announcing Institution
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Academy of Sciences of Nicaragua hosts international workshop in Managua, 10-11 November 2014 Discussions took place on the major scientific and technical issues associated with the interoceanic canal through Nicaragua. The workshop was co-organized by InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) and the International Council for Science - Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean (ICSU-LAC) ... Announcing Institution
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Regional Workshop on Scientific Writing and Science Communication The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) bring together current postgraduate (PG) fellows based at institutions of higher learning in South Africa who are studying towards a doctorate or PhD qualification ... Announcing Institution
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IAP calls for improved science education A declaration, endorsed by IAP's Executive Committee, calls on IAP member academies, governments, the private sector and UNESCO to strengthen science education around the world - with a focus on the proven methods of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) ... Announcing Institution
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IAP Science Education conference kicks off in Beijing The IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) Biennial Conference is now under way in Beijing, China.
Hosted by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST), the conference is focusing on ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) / Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education’. The meeting brings together 136 participants, with 28 coming from 19 countries outside China ...
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The "Smart Village" initiative ... The Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust in partnership with, and based on scoping research carried out by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the IAP Affiliated Regional Network for Europe, are now engaged in a study of sustainable energy for villages off-grid in Africa, Asia and Latin America. IAP Members Academies located in these regions are invited to get involved ... Announcing Institution
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Fellowship opportunities for early-career Women Scientists in the Developing World Call for nominations for the Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths 2014 - Deadline extended to 15 November 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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17 October 2014 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté ... Announcing Institution
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IAP member academies in Germany call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic A Statement has been released by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and acatech – the German Academy of Science and Engineering, on the Ebola virus epidemic ... Announcing Institution
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What was missing from your science education? Young Scientists are encouraged to name and describe a course that would have better prepared them for their science career in a survey undertaken by Science, NextGen ... Announcing Institution
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Disaster Risk Reduction The UNESCO International Day for Disaster Reduction is particularly dedicated to older people, to their needs and to their contribution to better planning and understanding disaster risks in their communities. Follow the link for an update on activities on disaster reduction from IAP membership ... Announcing Institution
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IAP News Bulletin, October 2014 issue Follow the link for an update on IAP activities and news from the Co-chairs, member academies, regional networks ... Announcing Institution
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Science Council of Japan (SCJ) announces the release of its new report on radioactive materials released into the environment The report evaluates and compares the models used to analyze the transportation and deposition of radioactive materials that were released into the environment after the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident on March 11, 2011. Follow the link to download the report Announcing Institution
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Two recent reports issued by EASAC in September 2014 The reports, on European Space Exploration and on Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste are now available from the Publications page ... Announcing Institution
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Future Earth - an Executive Director is being sought to provide executive leadership for the Future Earth programme Deadline for applications: 13 October 2014 Announcing Institution
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Celebrating International Literacy Day, 8 September 2014 The international theme this year is “Literacy and Sustainable Development” reflecting the importance of literacy in an evolving world moving towards an inclusive world - read the blog by the Chair of the IAP Global Science Education Programme Council ... Announcing Institution
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Save the date! The IAP Conference and General Assembly 2016 will take place in South Africa The events will be hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) ... Announcing Institution
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The IAP Science Education Programme biennial conference takes place in October 2014 Challenges and Opportunities of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE)/Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education is the overarching theme of the Conference ... Announcing Institution
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Science literacy, Science communication and science outreach - sharing experiences among academies Participants from China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam representing a variety of professions including professors, CEOs, researchers at institutes, academies, and science museums, reflected the many areas of science communicators ... Announcing Institution
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Media response to IAP's recent statement on synthetic biology Announcing Institution
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US NAS hosted a number of special events during the US-Africa leaders Summit in Washington D.C. and New York One of the key events, organized in collaboration with NAE and the IOM, was the symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth and Development in Africa ... Announcing Institution
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Dirac Medal 2013 awarded to former President, The Royal Society A celebration took place at ICTP - the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, host to IAP Headquarters in Trieste, Italy, on Friday 8 August 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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Vision for Science and Mathematics Education - a recent analysis published by The Royal Society The report, a product of a major programme of work over the past two years, also outlines how the vision can be achieved ... Announcing Institution
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The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) announce an international symposium The international symposium on "SHER Communication in Asia with a special focus on Science festivals" will take place from 15-16 October 2014 in New Delhi, India. The deadline for the call for abstracts is 16 August 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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The preparatory committee for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) meets in Geneva, 14-15 July 2014 The UN supports call for an international science advisory mechanism on disaster risk reduction ... Announcing Institution
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IAP, EASAC, GYA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) A brainstorming workshop took place in Brussels on 11 July 2014 with the aim to establish a standing consultation body with excellent young minds, and to explore the possibility of involving the Global Young Academy and IAP and its regional networks in the JRC’s dialogue with other academic stakeholders ... Announcing Institution