Projects & Programmes

IAP provides funding for projects that impact science globally. Some of these projects are grouped into major IAP programme areas, such as: science education, biosecurity, water, science communication, women in science, young scientists and the activities of the IAP Affiliated Networks.

  • Agriculture & Food Security 3
  • Biotechnology and Biosecurity 9
  • Careers in Science 14
  • Disaster Risk Reduction 1
  • Energy 1
  • Environment & Climate 2
  • Health 22
    • Exploring Traditional Medicine 1
    • One Health 1
    • Promoting Health 1
    • Social Determinants of Health 1
    • Urban Health 1
    • Young Physician Leaders 2
  • Science Advice 2
  • Science Education and Science Literacy 22
  • Sustainable Development Goals 20
  • Water 2
  • Women in Science 1
  • Young Scientists 1
Activity Type
  • Conference 4
  • Project 16
  • Program 1
  • Topic 1
Project Status
  • Completed 15
  • Ongoing 6
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  • Ongoing
    Many IAP member academies around the world are playing their own part in national or regional initiatives – helping to ensure that trustworthy and credible information is reaching as many people as possible, much of it in local languages.
  • Young Physician Leaders (YPL)
    Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility. Although incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training (See, for example: Health Professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world).
  • Ongoing
    The concept of ‘ One Health ’ has been defined as “the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines – working locally, nationally and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment.” Modern science has led to significant ...
  • Ongoing
    Health inequalities between and within countries are a global challenge. The starting point of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005-2008), set up by the World Health Organization and chaired by Sir Michael Marmot, was that systematic differences in health and life expectancy ...
  • Ongoing
    While   aggregate   global   health   status   has   improved substantially    in   recent    decades,   these gains have not been distributed evenly and there is rising international concern about global epidemics of ...
  • Ongoing
    February 2017  -  IAP for Health joins IAP Science Education Programme January 2016 In 2011 the Accademia dei Lincei established a working group to elaborate a health education programme to be included in the curriculum for compulsory primary schools.The initiative is the ...
  • Oct122018
    Oct 12 2018 - Oct 16 2018
    The Call has gone out for candidates to the 2018 Young Physician leaders Programme (YPL) to be held from 12 – 16 October 2018  in conjunction with the World health Summit. Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of ...
  • Sep272017
    Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
    Global leaders in healthcare and medicine met in Beijing, China, on 27-28 September 2017 to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population? Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the InterAcademy Partnership for ...
    Beijing, China
  • Completed
    At the IAMP General Assembly in Beijing in 2006, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Académie de Médecine  proposed the Scientific Writing Programme.The aim was to organize a series of workshops for young scientists and clinicians to help maximize the accuracy and ...
  • Completed
    The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals and incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining importance, but still in too few countries.    An independent commission of 20 academic leaders from around the ...
  • Completed
    Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3)  is a tool meant to spur discussion and give guidance on efficient ways to purchase health in low-resource settings.The Advisory Committee to the DCP3 Editors (DCP3 ACE) assures quality and intellectual credibility at the highest level of the ...
  • Completed
    As follow-up to the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (New, York, 20-21 September, 2011) and The Lancet article on the NCD Alliance , IAMP member academes have been organizing ...
  • Sep222015
    Sep 22 2015 - Sep 24 2015
    As healthcare costs in many countries are soaring, traditional medicine continues to be practiced, especially in developing countries, often with a long history of written prescriptions and other methodologies, as in traditional Chinese medicine and the Indian Ayurveda system, among others. There ...
    Beijing, China
  • Sep272013
    Sep 27 2013
    The National Academies (U.S.), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Cuba, the Royal Society, Nigerian Academy of Sciences, Australian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Egypt). The major objective of this, ...
  • Completed
    Led by NASAC, the Network of African Science Academies, as well as individual IAP Academies of Science from Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, this project aims to better equip scientists in Africa to communicate the results of their results of their work to stakeholders, decision makers and the general public. The project will explore innovative ways to facilitate this, and examine which methods deliver optimal results in different countries and to different audiences.
  • Completed
    Led by IAP member the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS), the African network of IAP members (NASAC) and IAMP, this project aims to build on former work to improving the scientific writing skills of young medical practitioners and researchers from southern African countries, one of several factors contributing to the under-representation of African science in global publications.
  • Completed
    Led by IAP member the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina, in partnership with Academies of Science of Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala, the program will work to improve the level and the relevance of science education through the active participation of science academies and the most prominent scientists in all nations working together with teachers and educational authorities to create new national programs for science education, and share best practice and experiences.
  • Completed
    European Academies Science Advisory Council - EASAC, with the involvement of the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP). Developments in genetics are facilitating the predictive screening of disease. But tests for complex disorders, of questionable value, are being offered direct to consumers through the internet. This project, the first collaboration between the academies' networks EASAC and FEAM, aims to inform policy-makers and the public about the balance between encouraging responsible testing and protecting against unsound testing.