The IAP Executive Committee, at its meeting during the IAP/IAMP/IAC Joint Session in New Delhi in 2015, allocated financial support, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy, to the IAP affiliated regional networks, in addition to some individual projects submitted by the IAP membership.Here follow some highlights of activities planned for 2016:
Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)
AASSA’s activities and projects focus mainly on the following topics:
AASSA’s activities and projects are jointly carried out to pursue followings:
In general, projects and workshops will lead to the production of reports and resolutions which will be distributed to member academies and related organizations for sharing information. For more information visit http://aassa.asia/
European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC)
For more information visit http://www.easac.eu/
InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)
The six activities within the IANAS region are:
For more information visit http://www.ianas.org
Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
For more information on NASAC, visit: http://www.nasaconline.org
InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP)
IAP continues to provide IAMP with funds to support health oriented projects such as the social determinants of health inequalities, human genome editing and waterborne diseases. IAMP also receives funds from other donors to coordinate programmes such as the annual Young Physician Leaders programme, which this year will be hold a 5th anniversary event at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. For more information visit www.iamp-online.org
Additional projects supported by IAP in 2016 include:
WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN NATURAL PRODUCTS
The Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) will organize a workshop on ‘Economic Prosperity through Research and development in Natural Products’ on behalf of the Association of Societies and Academies of Science in Asia (AASSA), scheduled for 29-31 April in Kathmandu. The meeting will lead to a report and resolutions which will be distributed to member academies and other relevant organizations.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS CONGRESS AND MENTOR-MENTEE PROGRAMME
The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) has been working to promote excellence in science education and research, and particularly to build the capacity of young scientists of the country. Within this context, IAP is providing funds to support a Young Scientists Congress and Mentor-Mentee Programme for young women scientists.
GLOBAL YOUNG ACADEMY ACTIVITIES
The International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting of the GYA 2016 in Kayseri Turkey (25-29 May 2016). The International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the annual key event of the Global Young Academy (GYA) and its main meeting in which the members can work together on the goals of GYA. It will bring together about 100 young scientists from around the world who have been selected for academic excellence and commitment to service and are expected to be future science leaders both nationally and internationally. About half of them will be from developing countries. The conference theme 2016 is ‘Bridging Worlds through Science’. Training for GYA members will likely precede the conference. While most of GYA members from developed countries self-finance their travel, travel co-funding will be used with priority for people from developing countries. For more information visit http://www.globalyoungacademy.net/
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei will organize an international symposium in October 2016 on the 50th anniversary of the Florence flood. This event is organized within the context of the UN Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and in particular with regard to the resilience of art cities to natural disasters.
SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMME (SEP)
The Academy of Sciences of Malaysia (ASM) will manage the funds provided to cover the travel costs of IAP SEP Global Council members attending the international Conference on “Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-University Level” and the IAP SEP 2016 Global Council meeting which will be held on 14-15 April 2016, Santiago, Chile.
Funds for a workshop for IAP SEP Coordinators of IAP regional networks and member academies. Funds to support 4 STEM workshops in 2016 in 4 member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Science Foundation (ECOSF): Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.