IAP-sponsored young scientists, members of the Global Young Academy (GYA) and the TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) joined scientists and scholars from around the globe at the second CILAC Forum (Latin America and Caribbean Open Science Forum), which took place in Panama City, Panama, on 22-24 October 2018. CILAC seeks to contribute to the design of a planetary strategy in favour of science’s role in sustainable development. Although CILAC was originally a regional event, scientific organizations and researchers from all over the world converge in this Forum. The Forum promotes a dynamic and inclusive space for discussing and planning the role that science, technology and innovation play in the sustainable development of the Latin America and Caribbean region as well as the rest of the world.
Leadership training for young scholars and scientists
Co-organised by the GYA and IAP, a pre-conference ‘Science Leadership’ workshop for young scientists took place on 20-21 October 2018 in Panama City. Facilitated by KnowInnovation. The workshop focused on building science leadership, communication skills and applications to using science to achieve the SDGs.
IAP-sponsored young scientists – Leonardo David Amarilla (Argentina), Irene Guendel Sanchez (Costa Rica/USA), Jose Castro Nieto (Costa Rica), Amaury Perez (Dominican Republic), Silvia Saito (Brazil) – joined several GYA members as well as two members of TYAN. IAP was also represented by Teresa Stoepler, executive director of IAP for Research.
One of the immediate outcomes of the CILAC forum is a building momentum to create a regional-level or several national-level young academies.
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