GYA Activity Groups
As with in-person AGMs in the past, the 2023 AGM will be full of opportunities for GYA Activities Groups to come together, plan new projects, meet the new GYA members, transition to new co-leads, and showcase their work to fellow members and guests. The GYA Agora will also be available to share materials and discuss topics of joint interest to group members. Detailed information will follow in coming weeks about this year’s Activities Poster Fair, pre-AGM workshops organised by groups, time slots for group working time, and further opportunities for networking and discussion of new project ideas. For any urgent queries, please contact Anna-Maria at the Office.
Do you want to join one or two groups yourself? Find out all about the GYA Activities Groups and what diverse topics they focus on:
Science and Society | Research Environment | Science Education and Outreach | GYA and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Similar to the Activities Groups, GYA Committees will have ample opportunities to come together, meet the new GYA members interested in joining them, and showcasing their work to fellow members. The GYA Agora will also be available to share materials and discuss topics of joint interest online. Anyone who is not yet a member of a committee can take the time and get to know the GYA Committees and their work. Detailed information about the committees at this year’s AGM will follow in the coming weeks. For any urgent queries, please contact Anna-Maria at the Office.
Find the Committees here: GYA Committees – Global Young Academy
The Executive Committee
The EC is the GYA’s main governing body, looking after internal as well as external affairs. It consists of two Co-Chairs and nine further members who each take on one or more portfolios. These portfolios include all areas the GYA is active in, such as Member Engagement, Activities Groups, Collaboration with the Young Academies, etc. Meet the 2022/2023 Executive Committee. As a member of the GYA you are eligible to run for Co-Chair or as a member of the Executive Committee. The call for nominations for the 2023/2024 Executive Committee will come to your inbox soon!
The Team of the GYA Office
The Team of the GYA Office will be on site again as in previous years. Here is a list of whom you can meet in person in Kigali:
Beate Wagner (Managing Director; general GYA profile, external partnerships, fundraising)
Anna-Maria Gramatté (Senior Project Officer; GYA Activities, Young Academy, IAP collaboration)
Jennifer Plaul (Senior Project Officer; AGM & conferences, GYA Activities, ISC collaboration)
James Curtiss (Senior Communications Officer; GYA publications, social media, PR)
Kirsten Geithner (Senior Media & IT Officer; online outlets, tech administration, AGM Ticker)
Franziska Güntner (Membership & Financial Officer; administration and membership contact)
Sandra Bobach (Office Assistant; travel arrangements, publishing. GYA database)
The entire team is here: Team – Global Young Academy