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2020 IAP Annual Report cover
  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
  • Environment & Climate
  • Health
  • Policy for Science
  • Sustainable Development Goals
IAP announces the publication of its 2020 Annual Report In 2020 the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) supported 65 meetings and 38 publications, and provided a collective, supportive mechanism for academies to further strengthen their crucial roles as providers of evidence-based policy and advice Announcing Institution
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Fabien Vincent
  • Health
IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) alumnus receives the Victorian 2021 Young Tall Poppy Science Award The prestigious annual awards aims to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators Announcing Institution
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Developing and using the scientific evidence base for tackling challenges of climate change for human health
  • Environment & Climate
  • Health
Developing and using the scientific evidence base for tackling challenges of climate change for human health Watch the recording of the IAP side event at the Africa Climate Week 2021 Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
Business & Biodiversity Week 2021 Touching on some of the most critical issues for the business community and the urgent need to revert the loss of biodiversity, these sessions will provide a space for corporate engagement, knowledge sharing, and identifying solutions to shared problems in the months leading up to COP15 Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
BWC Meetings of Experts: a scientific advisory body and Tianjin Guidelines in the spotlight IAP and its partners actively participated to the discussions Announcing Institution
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Cover of the workshop report Tackling the effects of climate change on health in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions
The Mediterranean and Middle East regions are “hotspots” for climate change-related health risks The new workshop report 'Tackling the Effects of Climate Change on Health in the Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions' includes assessments from the region and recommendations for policy-makers and the scientific community Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
World academies launch an action plan to combat both climate change and biodiversity decline The new IAP Statement ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity: Interlinkages and policy options’ highlights that climate and biodiversity policies are currently insufficiently connected and addressing climate change and biodiversity decline together is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Announcing Institution
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Science in Exile podcast launched
  • Policy for Science
Science in Exile podcast launched Discover how science is being preserved across borders, told trough the stories of refugee and displaced scientists Announcing Institution
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  • Other
How to support Afghan scientists and scholars Read the new joint statement from the Interacademy Partnership (IAP) and the International Science Council (ISC) Announcing Institution
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STEM Women Asia
STEM Women Asia launched to the world Discover the profiles of women scientist from Asia and Oceania Announcing Institution
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  • Other
Women still under-represented in world science, report finds Read 'Gender Equality in Science: Inclusion and Participation of Women in Global Science Organizations. Results of two global surveys'
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Climate Change: Without international collaboration, we won’t reach net zero by 2050, say world academies Ahead of the pre-COP that will be held in Milan on 30 September – 2 October 2021, the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) lays out the need for all countries to anticipate the critical risks associated with climate change, to recognise the transitions that this requires, and to carefully design, plan and accelerate implementation of actions to reach net zero by 2050 or earlier. Announcing Institution
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IAP Call for Competitive grants 2021-2022 Applications can only be accepted by the lead academies which belong to IAP, groups of IAP Young Physician Leaders alumni and national young academies Announcing Institution
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tackling challenges of climate change for human health
  • Environment & Climate
Africa Climate Week 2021: Side event on tackling challenges of climate change for human health The event draws attention on priorities to be addressed in climate change transformational solutions for mitigation and adaptation for resilient health systems Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
Opportunities to participate in IPBES processes Do not miss the upcoming deadlines Announcing Institution
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From Ideas to Action: Transforming Learning to Inspire Action on Critical Global Issues
  • Sustainable Development Goals
Creating students ready to take action Read 'From Ideas to Action: Transforming Learning to Inspire Action on Critical Global Issues' Announcing Institution
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  • Policy for Science
Academies from the G20 countries signed two joint statements These statements will be delivered to the G20 Heads of State and Government Announcing Institution
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IAP members approve new statutes The majority of IAP member academies endorsed them in August 2021 Announcing Institution
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UN survey on understanding biorisk priorities
  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Complete the UN survey on understanding biorisk priorities and opportunities The United Nations Biorisk Working Group is reaching out to organizations across the private sector, academia and civil society to complete a short survey aimed at better understanding biorisk-related priorities and opportunities for increased engagement among stakeholders.  Announcing Institution
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC report cover
  • Environment & Climate
  • Policy for Science
IPCC report confirms need for immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focuses on the physical science basis of climate change and future scenarios. Unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, it warns, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach. Announcing Institution
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World academies’ put regenerative medicine opportunities and challenges in the spotlight A new IAP Statement highlights medical opportunities in addressing the causes of disease and warns against the misuse of regenerative medicine technologies – also when it comes to the proposed use of stem cells to tackle COVID-19 Announcing Institution
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transforming food systems
  • Agriculture & Food Security
Watch the recording of the IAP side event at the science days for UN FSS 2021 The recording of 'Regional perspectives on the role of science, technology, and innovation for transforming food systems' is now available on the IAP YouTube channel Announcing Institution
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Global Food Security Challenges & Solutions
  • Agriculture & Food Security
Global Food Security Challenges & Solutions: watch the recording of the webinars Do not miss the the second part in an in-depth series on Science Diplomacy & Global Affairs Announcing Institution
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 2022 GYA membership call is open
  • Other
Join the Global Young Academy: the 2022 GYA membership call is open Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
IAP endorses Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines The Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists are a set of 10 guiding principles and standards of conduct designed to underpin biosecurity governance at national and institutional levels. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
BWC webinar on Review of Developments in the Field of Science and Technology Related to the Convention The live recording and presentations are now available Announcing Institution
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Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
  • Health
Medical research and services: the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize nominations are open, nominations deadline is extended to 25 September 2021 The challenges caused by COVID-19 is test for humanity and it reaffirms special importance of the Prize Announcing Institution
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Transform 21
Uniting the world behind science: Transform21 The ISC is working together with the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 to curate material related to the conference Announcing Institution
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IAP is hiring a consultant to work on a Science and Technology Centres in Africa (STCA) project Deadline to apply is 30 June 2021 Announcing Institution
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Refugee and displaced scientists: a willingness to do more Read a chapter of the UNESCO Science Report on this issue Announcing Institution
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UNESCO’s new Science Report, The Race against Time for Smarter Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO report calls for substantial increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises Published every five years, the new report provides an overview of science and science policy. Announcing Institution
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  • Health
University of Pretoria’s students shed light on hand sanitisers through drama How do you teach hand hygiene? IAP supported drama students in taking science communication to the people by participating in an interactive play on the use of hand sanitisers Announcing Institution
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covid 19 and behavior change
  • Health
COVID-19 and Human Health Behavior: Impacts and Trends Watch the recording of the panel Announcing Institution
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Science in Exile mapping survey The results of the survey will be used to populate a searchable database on the new Science in Exile website - a useful tool both for scientists seeking support and protection, and organizations looking to create partnerships Announcing Institution
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IPBES8 Stakeholder Days E-Posters session
  • Environment & Climate
IAP infographic at the IPBES8 Stakeholder Days E-Posters session The infographic released with the IAP Statement on Protection of Marine Environments is available online Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
World Oceans Day: we must protect marine environments 'The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods' is the theme of the United Nations World Oceans Day 2021, celebrated all around the world on 8 June Announcing Institution
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  • Environment & Climate
World academies call for protection of marine environments The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) urges world leaders to improve ocean health by stopping habitat destruction and the spread of environmental contaminants, fighting climate change and overexploitation, and adopting evidence-based policies Announcing Institution
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 launch of the Academy of Sciences in Malawi
  • Policy for Science
  • Other
UN Technology Bank and The Network of African Science Academies support the launch of the Academy of Sciences in Malawi “Academies play a vital role in their national and global community” said IAP President Richard Catlow Announcing Institution
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Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Action Challenge
  • Environment & Climate
Do you have an idea for a chemistry project tackling climate action? Share it and win €25,000 Submit your project to the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Action Challenge Announcing Institution
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The science of immunisation—common questions answered
The science of immunisation Discover the Australian Academy of Science's new and updated guide Announcing Institution
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Paramdeep Singh
  • Health
IAP YPL alumnus appointed as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the WHO Paramdeep Singh joins the clinical diagnosis, imaging and microscopy cross-cutting sub-group of the WHO Diagnostic Technical Advisory Group (DTAG) for Neglected Tropical Diseases Announcing Institution
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Cherry Murray
  • Sustainable Development Goals
IAP co-chair Cherry Murray appointed to the UN TFM 10-member group The group will advise the UN on unleashing the power of technology for development Announcing Institution
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Science diplomacy: the Impact Story of S4D4C
  • Policy for Science
Science diplomacy: the Impact Story of S4D4C The S4D4C website and all its content remain online until April 2025 Announcing Institution
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  • Health
2021 IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) announcement Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of Academic centres Announcing Institution
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  • Health
Sustainable worldwide collaboration to respond to ongoing inequities and health emergencies Read the Sustainable Health Equity Movement (SHEM) Statement to the 74th World Health Assembly Announcing Institution
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  • Policy for Science
Science in Exile supports at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists A recent workshop pushes this initiative into a new phase Announcing Institution