Programme

Pre-AGM
2020-06-07
Pre-AGM
2020-06-08
AGM
2020-06-09
Conference Day 1
2020-06-10
Conference Day 2
2020-06-11
AGM
2020-06-12
09:00 - 17:00
Science Leadership Workshop for new GYA members

As an organization of early to mid-career scientists who come together to explore and expand their leadership capacity, the Global Young Academy (GYA) aims to unlock the potential of these young scientists from around the globe. This 2-day workshop, designed and facilitated by KnowInnovation and Inclusive Innovation, helps participants reflect on how to be leaders, both in terms of their research initiatives, but also influencing the institutions and communities where they live and work; aiming to:

  • impart new members with the skills they need to optimize their experience during their GYA tenure and in their careers
  • create a bond between new members
  • develop skills around brainstorming and harnessing new ideas
  • raise awareness about listening and facilitating conversations, working in diverse groups and collaborating
  • explore targeted conversations within the context of science communication
  • learn tools for constructive and effective evaluation
09:00 - 17:00
Pre-AGM Workshops

Additional pre-AGM workshops for GYA members will be announced with registration.

09:00 - 17:00
Science Leadership Workshop for new GYA members

As an organization of early to mid-career scientists who come together to explore and expand their leadership capacity, the Global Young Academy (GYA) aims to unlock the potential of these young scientists from around the globe. This 2-day workshop, designed and facilitated by KnowInnovation and Inclusive Innovation, helps participants reflect on how to be leaders, both in terms of their research initiatives, but also influencing the institutions and communities where they live and work; aiming to:

  • impart new members with the skills they need to optimize their experience during their GYA tenure and in their careers
  • create a bond between new members
  • develop skills around brainstorming and harnessing new ideas
  • raise awareness about listening and facilitating conversations, working in diverse groups and collaborating
  • explore targeted conversations within the context of science communication
  • learn tools for constructive and effective evaluation
15:00 - 18:00
EC in person meeting
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner and Networking
09:00 - 10:30
Welcome

Welcome and Inauguration of new GYA members

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00
Internal Reports

GYA Co-Chairs/EC and Managing Director

EC and Committee work 2019-2020

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Member Lightning Talks I

Lightning Talks – What do you do & why?

GYA members are invited to submit a brief abstract for a ‘lightning talk’, by 15 April 2020. Presentation will be limited to 3.5 minutes, and should clearly communicate your research outputs to a broad, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural audience. You may use 1 slide to illustrate your talk. Communicating research effectively within a limited time is a critical skill young scientists of today need to master, and doing this in 3.5 minutes is both challenging and rewarding!

The lightening talks will be filmed and added to GYA’s youtube channel. If you are not able to be present at the AGM, you can submit an abstract, and contribute a (3-minute) video clip by producing it at home and submitting it to the Office (contact: ).

Questions? Contact the Programme Organizing Committee:

15:00 - 16:30
WG and Incubator pitches
16:30 - 17:30
Working Group / Activities Fair
17:30 - 18:30
Working Group leads round-table discussion
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner and Networking
09:00 - 10:00
Member Lightning Talks II

Lightning Talks – What do you do & why?

GYA members are invited to submit a brief abstract for a ‘lightning talk’, by 15 April 2020. Presentation will be limited to 3.5 minutes, and should clearly communicate your research outputs to a broad, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural audience. You may use 1 slide to illustrate your talk. Communicating research effectively within a limited time is a critical skill young scientists of today need to master, and doing this in 3.5 minutes is both challenging and rewarding!

The lightening talks will be filmed and added to GYA’s youtube channel. If you are not able to be present at the AGM, you can submit an abstract, and contribute a (3-minute) video clip by producing it at home and submitting it to the Office (contact: ).

Questions? Contact the Programme Organizing Committee:

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00
Opening keynote lecture

Opening keynote lecture:
Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World

Speaker:

Soumya Swaminathan
Deputy Director General of Programmes (DDP) at the WHO

11:00 - 12:15
Panel – Health Access, Inequality and Corruption

The link between corruption and inequality has been extensively documented at national, regional and global levels. The empirical and theoretical literature reports a positive correlation between corruption and inequality. Corruption, nepotism, bribery, extortion, influence peddling and fraud are all forms of misuse that have been linked to reduction of public money, including funds for health programmes. In societies with high levels of corruption, equal access to health care is made more difficult. This panel brings together experts and researchers from the fields of public health and social sciences with professionals from international organizations to discuss disparities in health care, and links to corruption and inequality at regional, national and global levels.

Key Questions:

In what ways are inequality and corruption connected, and how does this relate to limitations of health care provision in developing countries?

How can scientists and scholars contribute to monitoring disparities in health access in highly corrupted institutions and countries?

What strategies can be found to reduce corruption in order to support universal health care and global health equality?

12:15 - 13:30
Panel – Diminishing Resources and Environmental Sustainability

In 2019, the world witnessed two major unfortunate events for the environment, namely, the wildfires in the Amazon, and overshooting the Earth Budget within the first seven months of the year. These are only two of countless incidents, which pose a threat to the Earth’s environment and have triggered concerns about the future of the earth and its inhabitants. The need to reconcile resource use with environmental sustainability is a key issue for societies, both politically and economically. Countries strive to secure sufficient high quality of resources, often underestimating the effects of human consumption on the ecosystem, and the diversity of plants and animals. Recent reports by international bodies such as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) address the interconnectedness of human activity with the climate, biodiversity and natural environment, and suggest pathways towards a sustainable future.

Key questions:

Do we need an expansion of the definition of environmental sustainability, towards a cross-cutting issue?

What trends exist in resource use, and how might these be re-considered?

What is the role of non-governmental actors in changing human behavior with relation to resources, consumption and sustainability?

How can (young) scientists increase awareness and motivate action on the urgent need for a sustainable approach to our environment?

 

13:30 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 18:00
Working Group Meetings
18:00 - 19:00
EC Pitches
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner and Networking
07:30 - 09:00
NYA breakfast meeting
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote lecture

Keynote lecture:

Speaker: Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan

Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

09:00 - 10:15
Panel – Engagement at Large: Communicating Science to and with the public

Local and international organizations need to understand how the public thinks in order to communicate science in a way that is accessible to everyone, regardless of their economic, social or political status. The UN and other international organizations have initiated programs such as goodwill ambassadors, to assist in fighting global warming, eradicating poverty and combating illiteracy. In addition, artists and celebrities have individually joined efforts to achieve the SDGs, showing a commitment towards global and critical issues. These initiatives help to make specific issues more visible, and to bring about public awareness on, e.g. issues about refugees, education, poverty, health and environment. At times, however, the engagement of public personas can erode trust in science, if they use their status to promote trends with no basis in evidence.

 

Key Questions:

What are the challenges of science communication, and communicating the SDGs, for scientists themselves, as well as for non-scientists with public attention?

To what extent should scientists be aware of cultural trends to make themselves heard?

How can trust in science be (re-) established?

What kind of communication not only gets the attention of the public but also fosters action and support of relevant policies?

Moderating: Robert Lepenies

 

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:45
Panel – Innovative Strategies – Our Inheritance for the Future?

Moderating: Michael Saliba

 

11:30 - 12:45
Panel – Open Science and Global Open Access

Moderating: Nova Ahmed

12:45 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 14:45
EC Elections
16:00 - 18:00
EC-EC business transition meeting
16:00 - 18:00
Working Group Meetings
19:00 - 22:00
Dinner and Networking
09:00 - 11:00
General Assembly
11:00 - 11:30
Group photo and EC photos
11:30 - 13:00
Working Group Plans for 2020-21

Presentation of Working Group and Incubator plans for the coming year.

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00
Official end of AGM and departure
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