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IAP Science Education Programme presents Islamabad Declaration A series of science education meetings in Pakistan have concluded with the Islamabad Declaration. The annual meeting of the InterAcademy Partnership’s Science Education Programme (IAP SEP) Global Council has just concluded in Islamabad, Pakistan. 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: Worsening worldwide land degradation now ‘critical’, undermining well-being of 3.2 billion people An IPBES media release launching the now-approved land degradation and restoration assessment. 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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GYA releases report on Global Access to Research Software The Global Access to Research Software Working Group Report titled ‘Global Access to Research Software: The Forgotten Pillar of Open Science Implementation’ was launched at the conclusion of the international workshop on Open Science, ‘New Perspectives on Open Science’ on 20 March 2018 in Oxford, UK. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 2 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 for contributions to support the implementation of the IPBES capacity-building rolling plan The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting to kindly contribute to its work on capacity-building. Announcing Institution
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ICSU/ NASAC/ ISSC - call for pre-proposals As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” (LIRA 2030 Africa) programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support up to 11 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa. Announcing Institution
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New Royal Society policy briefing, Climate Updates Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2018 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2018 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. 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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Trieste for Africa IAP represented in joint publication for Italian government. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 1 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 for nominations: IAP for Health ‘Young Physician Leaders’ Programme 2018, Coimbra, Portugal IAP is seeking nominations for a Young Physicians Leaders training workshop to be held in April 2018 during the regional World Health Summit (WHS) meeting in Coimbra, Portugal. Deadline to submit nominations online: Friday 16 February 2018. Announcing Institution
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CBD call for experts The Convention on Biological Diversity is seeking nominations of experts to its Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Announcing Institution
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Assessing Security Implications of Genome Editing IAP releases the report of an international workshop held in Herrenhausen, Germany, in October 2017. Announcing Institution
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Scientific opportunities for food and nutrition security Announcing Institution
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Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp and Teacher Workshop Announcing Institution
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IAP's Annual Report for 2016 now available Announcing Institution
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New book: ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine’ The InterAcademy Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a new book: ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine: Report of a symposium’. Announcing Institution
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Academies and implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention 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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'PROF. LUIGI TARTUFARI' INTERNATIONAL PRIZES 2018 Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is calling for nominations for the annual Luigi Tartufari Prizes.The four Prizes, in the amount of € 25.000 each, will be awarded in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry, and molecular, cellular and evolutionary biology. Announcing Institution
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Symposium “Exploring Traditional Medicine” 23 – 24 September, 2015
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IAP and Biosecurity in Geneva 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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Responsible research practices and dual-use dilemmas discussed at Trieste workshop Last September, IAP joined with TWAS and OPCW to host a workshop on responsible research practices for young scientists. A report has just been posted on the TWAS website. 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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Academies and Social Determinants of Health 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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IAP now partnering with Belmont Forum IAP has been welcomed as the newest member of the Belmont Forum Announcing Institution
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IPBES looking for interdisciplinary experts The IPBES is inviting nominations of members for an Multidisciplinary Expert Panel 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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Genome editing: Science, policy, and security experts call for proactive international dialogue about security - and benefits It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders. Announcing Institution
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African, European, Mediterranean Academies for Science Education The third AEMASE (African, European, Mediterranean Academies for Science Education) conference has concluded with agreement on an ambitious project to establish a network of innovative science education centres in the Africa-Mediterranean-European (AME) region. Announcing Institution
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This week: Academies discussing biosecurity implications of genome editing This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. 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