South African Young Academy of Science

WWMYA 2017

3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies 2017

The 3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 20 to 21 July 2017, hosted by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and co-organised by the Global Young Academy (GYA).

This meeting of National Young Academies of Science (NYAS) offers the unique opportunity to:

  • Exchange ideas and expertise, discuss successful NYAS activities and think about future networking and cooperation both on a global and regional level
  • Build your connections and network with other professionals from around the world
  • Offer opportunities for North-South collaborations in order to make Science responsive to global challenges

This meeting will be preceded by the Annual Young Scientist Conference on 19 July 2017 hosted by SAYAS, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and other partners.

SAYAS, in seeking to provide platforms for capacitating young scientists will run the following meetings with like-minded partners:

  1. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the World Academy of Sciences Regional Office of sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA), the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World – South Africa Chapter (OWSD-SANC), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the New Zealand High Commission, RSA will be hosting the 2017 Annual Young Scientists Conference whose Theme is: Young Scientists’ Role in Science Advice on 19 July, 2017.
  2. Scientific panel sessions on the Theme: One Health – Health in the context of an urbanising planet and implications for science policy in partnership with The IAP for Health, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office of sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA), The International Council for Science, Regional Office for Africa (ICSU-ROA), the New Zealand High Commission, RSA and Volkswagen Foundation on 20 July, 2017.

Participation is by Invitation Only

Please find the Programme: Access here.

For any queries regarding the 3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies 2017, contact:
Edith Shikumo at the SAYAS Secretariat on: Edith@assaf.org.za
Anna-Maria Gramatte at the GYA on: Anna-Maria.Gramatte@globalyoungacademy.net

Parnters

Organising Committee Members

Name Organisation/ Affiliation
Dr Sahal Yacoob SAYAS Co-Chair
Dr Karen Cloete SAYAS Co-Chair
Prof Tolullah Oni SAYAS Member /GYA Co-Chair
Prof Esther Akinlabi SAYAS Member
Dr Makondelele Makatu SAYAS ExCo Member
Dr Nosiphiwe Ngqwala SAYAS ExCo Member
Ms Edith Shikumo ASSAf Liaison Officer/SAYAS Secretariat
Mr Stanley Maphosa ASSAf Intl. Liaison Manager
Ms Anna-Maria Gramatte GYA Project Officer
Dr Mari-Vaughn Johnson GYA Member/Immediate past GYA Co-Chair
Dr Sojinu Olatunbosun Samuel GYA ExCo Member
Mr Kholani Mbhiza TWAS-ROSSA Secretariat
Dr Moritz Riede GYA Co-Chair