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IAP's Africa Science Policy Fellowship Program This opportunity fills a demand for short, intensive exposure to policy development and implementation: other types of fellowship or detail opportunities, such as those offered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union’s Department of Human Resources, Science & Technology, are typically lengthier and/or aimed at graduate and early post-graduate levels. Announcing Institution
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G-7 Science Academies Release Statements on Science and Trust, Artificial Intelligence, Citizen Science The national science academies of the G-7 countries issued three joint statements to their respective governments, to inform discussions during the G-7 summit to be held in August in France, as well as to inform ongoing policymaking. Announcing Institution
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Nature's dangerous decline 'unprecedented' and species extinction rates 'accelerating', new IPBES Global Assessment warns Current global response is insufficient and 'transformative changes' are needed to restore and protect nature. Announcing Institution
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Trauma is a disease: a call for action by IAP Health Drawing attention to the need for a strong paradigm shift, this statement encourages countries not only to control but also to prevent trauma by considering it as a disease with an integrated comprehensive approach in their health agenda. Announcing Institution
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CONDENsE-COnference on Nonproliferation and Dual-use awarENEss CONDENsE 2019 invites you to submit a proposal and join this event that brings together scientists and policy experts to explore use and misuse of emerging technologies in an invitation event. Announcing Institution
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Future Earth is launching a call for nominations for the Earth Commission Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate leading scientists to take part in an important mission to achieve global sustainability. Announcing Institution
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World Hearing Day WHO announces small grants to support World Hearing Day events Announcing Institution
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Seeking best practices in Health in All Policies - Deadline extended The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and IAP have jointly initiated a project to identify effective and replicable experiences of ‘Health in All Policies’ (HiAP). Announcing Institution
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Science Forum South Africa Announcing Institution
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IPBES inviting input on future work programme The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is calling for comments on its draft next work programme Announcing Institution
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Urgent need for joined-up support for threatened and displaced scientists worldwide A session at the World Social Science Forum in Japan highlighted the plight of war-displaced scientists and the role of the global scientific community in better understanding and addressing the challenges confronting them. Announcing Institution
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IAP at the S20 in Argentina IAP's Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture project presented to G20
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IAP Statement release: A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia The InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health) today issues ‘A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia’. This IAP Statement is endorsed by more than 50 members of IAP for Health. Announcing Institution
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Science International: at-risk researchers Under the banner of Science International, four global science organisations met in Trieste, Italy, to explore policy and programmes for scientists displaced by war. Announcing Institution
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IPCC seeking expert reviewers The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is seeking reviewers for its Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Announcing Institution
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IPBES updates Updates and notifications of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Announcing Institution
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Vaccination in Europe A joint EASAC/FEAM Commentary on the European Commission Roadmap on Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases Announcing Institution
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IAP for Research Board Meeting Announcing Institution
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IAP now observer at IPCC IAP has been accredited as an observer organization of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Announcing Institution
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Press release: Biodiversity and nature’s contributions continue dangerous decline, scientists warn This media release by the IPBES secretariat launches the now-approved regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and for Europe and Central Asia. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events European national science academies urge further action on climate change adaptation. Announcing Institution
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New Royal Society policy briefing, Climate Updates Announcing Institution
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New report on negative emission technologies A new report confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) offer only "limited realistic potential" to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and not at the scale envisaged in some climate scenarios. Announcing Institution
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Professor Bernard Charpentier takes over as Chair of SAPEA SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has announced Professor Bernard Charpentier as the new chair of the SAPEA Board. Announcing Institution
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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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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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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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IPBES - 6th Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The sixth session of the IPBES plenary will take place from 17 to 24 March 2018, in Medellín, Colombia.On Saturday, 17 March 2018, regional consultations and the IPBES Stakeholder Day will be held. The opening ceremony of the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary will also take place on Saturday, 17 March 2018, in the late afternoon, followed by an official reception. The session is scheduled to close on Saturday, 24 March 2018. An invitation has also been sent to all Ministers for Environment of all States Members of the United Nations or Members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to all Permanent Representatives to UN Environment, as well as to the Permanent missions to the United Nations. 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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IAP survey results out now! 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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IPBES announcement: External review now open for the Americas assessment The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announced the start of the external review for the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas. 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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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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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