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Call for applications for GYA Membership The 2014 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact ... Announcing Institution
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What is the biggest challenge to global scientific collaboration? A new NextGen VOICES (Science) survey is open - a selection of the best responses will be published in the October 2014 issue Announcing Institution
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IAP, Disaster Risk Reduction, and the post-2015 agenda ... In March 2015, at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, UN Member States will adopt the successor arrangements to the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA), referred to as the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction ... Announcing Institution
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The Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain feeds into the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) IAP and its member academies are working to raise awareness of the need for science to inform disaster risk reduction policies. Announcing Institution
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Natural Resources in a Finite World ... - the theme of the 4th International Conference of the Global Young Academy (GYA), which took place in May 2014 in Santiago de Chile, Chile Announcing Institution
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IAP features in Italian Africa Day celebrations IAP and IAMP were featured in a recent celebration of Africa Day (27 May) hosted at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome ... Announcing Institution
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AEMASE Conference on Science Education The International AEMASE Conference on Science Education (19-20 May 2014) has concluded in Rome, Italy. Generously hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the meeting brought together some 80 participants from more than 30 countries, with a focus on Europe and Africa ...
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Sir Paul Nurse addresses the leadership of IAP, IAC and IAMP The President of the Royal Society gave a talk on "Advising Society on Science" at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy as Guest Speaker at the Joint IAP, IAC, IAMP Meeting which took place on 16 May 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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16 May 2014: Governing boards of IAP, IAC and IAMP meet in Rome, Italy to discuss future partnership ... The three organizations are identifying ways to move towards an 'InterAcademy Partnership" over the forthcoming months ... Announcing Institution
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Climate Change: Evidence and Causes A new booklet produced jointly by the US National Academies of Science and The Royal Society, UK provides answers to some of the questions that continue to be asked about climate change ... Announcing Institution
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IAP News Bulletin no. 39, March 2014 Dear IAP Members, The leaders of ICSU, TWAS, and IAP met on 18 February 2014 in Trieste, Italy, at the headquarters of TWAS to explore the strengthening of collaboration between their respective bodies. The meeting enabled the sharing of strategic plans, priorities and activities ... follow the link to download the latest issue of the IAP News Bulletin Announcing Institution
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African - European - Mediterranean Academies for Science Education Improving science communication, championing formal and informal science education and fostering science literacy are crucial for sustained economic growth and human welfare. The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is organizing an international AEMASE conference, 19-20 May 2014, in Rome, Italy. The updated programme is now available ... Announcing Institution
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"Sharing the start-up experience" A workshop aimed at GYA Members and outstanding early career scientists working in Asia took place in November 2013, organized by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The workshop report and photo album are now available online ... Announcing Institution
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World Water Day: IANAS releases English language version of "Diagnosis of Water in the Americas" World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources ... Announcing Institution
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ALLEA Prize for Cultural Values 2014 The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso awards first All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values to Italian Professor of Cultural History ... Announcing Institution
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Planting the Future - a new report from EASAC In this recently published report, EASAC explores some of the issues associated with the genetic modification of crops. Follow the links for recent media coverage highlighting the impact of "Planting the Future" ... Announcing Institution
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EASAC leads initiative on "Antimicrobial drug discovery, greater steps ahead ..." European science academies believe impending disaster can only be averted by radical approaches at a workshop which took place on 6-8 March 2014 in Hannover, Germany ... Announcing Institution
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Sustainable Development Goals of Water and Sanitation after MDGs, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 2014 Asian countries should be more concerned about the importance of water supply and sanitation for their people and try every effort to improve the water safety and wastewater control through proper water resources management and treatment - one of the recommendations emerging from the AASSA regional workshop held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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Climate Change: Evidence and Causes A new publication on climate change science from The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Science, published on 27 February 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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AAS vacancy for Programme Officer The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is looking for a suitably qualified individual to fill the position of Programme Officer in its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya ... Announcing Institution
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Opportunities for Young Scientists in Academies IAP, IAMP, TWAS, OWSD and the GYA illustrate their young scientists programmes in a new Flyer ... Announcing Institution
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The ICSU-led Future Earth Programme seeks members for an "Engagement Committee" The Future Earth Engagement Committee is a strategic advisory group whose primary purpose is to foster in-depth and innovative interactions between science and society to address global environmental change and transform towards global sustainability ... Announcing Institution
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Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health - Indonesia & Philippines, coordinated by the US National Academies Call for concept notes by 14 March 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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AASSA Regional Workshop on Women in Science and Technology, 28-31 May 2014, Izmir, Turkey The workshop, hosted by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) is jointly organized by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and Ege University in Izmir and supported by IAP. Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists invited to present a statement at the inauguration ceremony of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Secretary-General of the United Nations The GYA members are among six young scientists to address the UN Secretary-General and the invited public at the event which took place on 30 January 2014 in Berlin, Germany ... Announcing Institution
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Science and Disaster Risk Reduction IAP encourages national science academies to raise awareness of work currently being carried out internationally to develop a new disaster risk reduction framework ... Announcing Institution
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Science at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, 22-25 January 2014, Davos, Switzerland "The marketplace of ideas is buzzing with academics and world leaders talking more than ever ..." Announcing Institution
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Study on the state of young scientists in all continents launched by the Global Young Academy (GYA) Career satisfaction for scientists and scholars requires more than state-of-the-art research equipment and full access to information and resources. This is just one of the findings of the Global Young Academy (GYA) in their study “The Global State of Young Scientists” (GloSYS) ... Announcing Institution
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STAP Panel Member Search - deadline 31 January 2014 Outstanding independent scientists are invited to apply for vacancies that will become available in July 2014 within the GEF’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel. 2 qualified candidates are required in the areas of Biodiversity and Chemicals/Waste Management. STAP Panel Members are expected to be able to provide a minimum of 60 days per year to the work of STAP, and up to a maximum of 90 days - depending on work program circumstances. Announcing Institution
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6th World Science Forum, Rio de Janeiro, 2013 The participants of the 6th World Science Forum, sponsored by UNESCO, ICSU, the Governments of Hungary and Brazil, hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro from 24-26 November 2013, issues a Declaration ... Announcing Institution
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IANAS Water Programme Meeting takes place in Lima, Peru, 1-5 December 2013 The focus of the meeting of IAP's Affiliated Regional Network, IANAS (InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences), will be to discuss progress on “Urban Water Challenges for the 21st Century” ... Announcing Institution
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IAP/IAMP Statement on "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action" - news update ... The Statement is now available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, and Spanish, thanks to the support of IAP Member Academies and Observers. A Forum is also available for comments. Announcing Institution
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Entrepreneurship for Young Women and using of New Technologies: Issues and Challenges The international conference, sponsored by IAP, is organized by NASIC from 26 - 29 November 2013 at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences in Islamabad ... Announcing Institution
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IAP & IAMP Statement on Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action IAP and IAMP highlight the critical role that antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic) drugs play in today’s medical practices, but also that there have been dramatic increases in the number of pathogens developing resistance to these drugs ... Announcing Institution
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Global research and the GYA The Global Young Academy issues a position statement that identifies key challenges to achieving a global research culture and proposes concrete measures to confront them in the future ... Announcing Institution
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IANAS, the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science, on BBC Mundo The BBC picks up IANAS publication "Women Scientists of the Americas: their inspiring stories" Announcing Institution
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Mediterranean Archaeology The publication is the result of an initiative organized by the Euro Mediterranean Academic Network (EMAN) hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei ... Announcing Institution
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Assessment & Inquiry-Based Science Education: Issues in Policy and Practice This Assessment Guide, published by IAP in 2013, addresses a fundamental issue for the development of IBSE worldwide ... The Guide is now available in French and Spanish. Announcing Institution
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Heineken Prizes 2014: call for nominations Nominations are now being accepted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2014. Announcing Institution
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Human resilience to climate change and disasters The Royal Society, UK, calls for evidence from IAP member academies ... Announcing Institution
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IAP & Post-2015 - IAP releases new Statement IAP responded to the UN-established High Level Panel’s post-2015 agenda for global development and stressed the pivotal role of science in defining the agenda’s priorities. The world’s science academies stand ready to provide expert guidance to the panel and the international community as they further develop the agenda and take action to implement it ... Announcing Institution
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European Commisssion FP7-funded project "CATALYST" produces Best Practice Papers CATALYST is an international initiative funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme FP7. It includes IAP Member Academy, TWAS, among its partners ... Announcing Institution
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UNESCO International Literacy Day - 8 September 2013 On International Literacy Day, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.
Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 793 million adults lack minimum literacy skills, which means that about one in six adults is still not literate; 67.4 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.
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Call for Proposals 2014 Deadline 13 September 2013. The review process is now underway. Announcing Institution
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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 Announcing Institution
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Workshop on Innovative Energy Policies for a Sustainable Future, December 2013 A Workshop on Innovative Energy Policies for a Sustainable Future will be organized by TWAS from 9 -13 December in Trieste, Italy Announcing Institution
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The Global Young Academy (GYA) is looking for new Members for 2014 The Global Young Academy (GYA), the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina are looking for a Project Officer, a Media Officer and an Accountant/Clerical Assistant for the GYA Executive Office hosted at the BBAW in Berlin, Germany ... Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists 2013 The Global Young Academy (GYA) has announced the final selection of Young Scientists 2013 by the World Economic Forum. Announcing Institution
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Implementing a New Global Partnership for Post-2015 United Nations Goals Communique by IAP, IAC and IAMP Co-Chairs Announcing Institution
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Update on NASIC activities The Network of Academies of Sciences in OIC Countries (NASIC) is organizing an International Conference on Entrepreneurship for young Women and using of New Technologies: Issues and Challenges 7-8 November, 2013, in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences in Islamabad, Pakistan. Announcing Institution