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Trieste for Africa IAP represented in joint publication for Italian government. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 1 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations: IAP for Health ‘Young Physician Leaders’ Programme 2018, Coimbra, Portugal IAP is seeking nominations for a Young Physicians Leaders training workshop to be held in April 2018 during the regional World Health Summit (WHS) meeting in Coimbra, Portugal. Deadline to submit nominations online: Friday 16 February 2018. Announcing Institution
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CBD call for experts The Convention on Biological Diversity is seeking nominations of experts to its Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Announcing Institution
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Assessing Security Implications of Genome Editing IAP releases the report of an international workshop held in Herrenhausen, Germany, in October 2017. Announcing Institution
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Scientific opportunities for food and nutrition security Announcing Institution
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Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp and Teacher Workshop Announcing Institution
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IAP's Annual Report for 2016 now available Announcing Institution
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New book: ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine’ The InterAcademy Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a new book: ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine: Report of a symposium’. Announcing Institution
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Academies and implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention Announcing Institution
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Professor Bernard Charpentier takes over as Chair of SAPEA SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has announced Professor Bernard Charpentier as the new chair of the SAPEA Board. Announcing Institution
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'PROF. LUIGI TARTUFARI' INTERNATIONAL PRIZES 2018 Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is calling for nominations for the annual Luigi Tartufari Prizes.The four Prizes, in the amount of € 25.000 each, will be awarded in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry, and molecular, cellular and evolutionary biology. Announcing Institution
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Symposium “Exploring Traditional Medicine” 23 – 24 September, 2015
Lecture Hall of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
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IAP and Biosecurity in Geneva Announcing Institution
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Press release: IAP for Science statement on ‘Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction’. This new statement was developed in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 by a team of experts nominated by IAP member academies and led by the Science Council of Japan. Announcing Institution
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Responsible research practices and dual-use dilemmas discussed at Trieste workshop Last September, IAP joined with TWAS and OPCW to host a workshop on responsible research practices for young scientists. A report has just been posted on the TWAS website. Announcing Institution
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IAP at the WSF The World Science Forum has just ended in Jordan. Almost 3,000 participants attended, many from the Middle East North Africa region, making this the most diverse participation yet at this biennial science-policy event. Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists Plenary at the World Science Forum For the first time at a World Science Forum, young scientists were provided with their own plenary session to express their opinions. Here’s how the session unfolded as seen by one of the protagonists. Announcing Institution
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Young Scientists Leadership Workshop in conjunction with the WSF 2017 Some 50 young scientists, 18 of them nominated by IAP member academies, joined a workshop prior to the World Science Forum in Jordan. Here's how it went. Announcing Institution
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Final Declaration from the World Science Forum 2017 The closing session of the World Science Forum in Jordan (7-11 November) saw participants agree to the Final Declaration from the event. Announcing Institution
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Academies and Social Determinants of Health Announcing Institution
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U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to Host IAP for Research Secretariat The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine USA, becomes the host for the IAP-R Secretariat, with Teresa Stoepler as the new executive director. Announcing Institution
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World Science Forum kicks off in Jordan IAP has sent a strong delegation to the World Science Forum, which kicked off today on Jordan. It is the largest ever meeting of its kind in the Middle East. Announcing Institution
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"Science for Peace" in Jordan IAP will be represented in several sessions at the forthcoming World Science Forum in Jordan Announcing Institution
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IAP now partnering with Belmont Forum IAP has been welcomed as the newest member of the Belmont Forum Announcing Institution
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IPBES looking for interdisciplinary experts The IPBES is inviting nominations of members for an Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Announcing Institution
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New leadership at IAP Volker ter Meulen has joined Depei Liu to make up the two figurehead Presidents of the InterAcademy Partnership. Announcing Institution
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Genome editing: Science, policy, and security experts call for proactive international dialogue about security - and benefits It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders. Announcing Institution
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African, European, Mediterranean Academies for Science Education The third AEMASE (African, European, Mediterranean Academies for Science Education) conference has concluded with agreement on an ambitious project to establish a network of innovative science education centres in the Africa-Mediterranean-European (AME) region. Announcing Institution
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This week: Academies discussing biosecurity implications of genome editing This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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Too few women in science: why academies are part of the problem The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) embarked on a study to collect baseline data about women’s representation in the membership and governance structures of national science academies. Announcing Institution
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OPCW - Scientists Commit to Promoting Safety and Security Culture in Chemistry The second workshop series on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences” was held in Trieste, Italy from 12-15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Press release: EASAC statement on homeopathy Homeopathy: harmful or helpful? European scientists recommend an evidence-based approach. Across Europe, many people use homeopathic products, which claim to treat a wide array of illnesses. Though these products may be popular in some countries, scientists question whether they are helpful or harmful. In a new statement, a Working Group of the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) - a group composed of leading scientists from across Europe - says that there is no robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathic products are effective for any known diseases, even if there is sometimes a placebo effect. Announcing Institution
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OPCW workshop convenes in Trieste IAP joined TWAS to host the second in a series of workshops to introduce the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to young scientists in Trieste, 12-15 September 2017.
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Climate change education Some 35 experts from 15 countries met in Erice, Italy, to develop a global programme that addresses how climate change education can be included in school curricula around the world. Among the 29 articles of the Paris Agreement, article 12 states that: “Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this Agreement.” Announcing Institution
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Land Degradation & Restoration: Better Evidence-based Information Critical to Achieve Global Goals Media release by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) at a progress briefing on the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, during UNCCD COP13 on 7 September 2017 in Ordos, China. Leading world experts today in China presented an update on the first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of global land degradation and restoration, to be launched next March by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES). Prof. Scholes and Dr. Montanarella have co-chaired the assessment process over the past three years, leading a group of more than 100 leading international experts from 45 countries. Announcing Institution
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IPBES - 6th Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The sixth session of the IPBES plenary will take place from 17 to 24 March 2018, in Medellín, Colombia.On Saturday, 17 March 2018, regional consultations and the IPBES Stakeholder Day will be held. The opening ceremony of the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary will also take place on Saturday, 17 March 2018, in the late afternoon, followed by an official reception. The session is scheduled to close on Saturday, 24 March 2018. An invitation has also been sent to all Ministers for Environment of all States Members of the United Nations or Members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to all Permanent Representatives to UN Environment, as well as to the Permanent missions to the United Nations. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 3, No. 5 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Within 100 years, rising oceans will submerge the 34 islands that comprise the Republic of Kiribati, a Least Developed Country in the central Pacific Ocean. Its citizens – more than 100,000 today – could lose the land that they call home. Already, researchers are contemplating how futuristic floating islands could preserve the nation. And at the AAAS-TWAS Summer Course, experts explored how science diplomacy could build support to protect island nations from catastrophic climate change. Announcing Institution
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Antonio Loprieno elected next President of ALLEA ALLEA Member Academies elected today in Budapest Professor Antonio Loprieno as the next ALLEA President for the term 2018-2021.Member academies of All European Academies (ALLEA) elected today in Budapest Professor Antonio Loprieno as the next ALLEA President for the term 2018-2021. President-elect Loprieno will assume his position during the next General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia in May 2018, following the end of the second term of ALLEA President Günter Stock. Announcing Institution
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Genome editing conference: Agenda now available! A preliminary programme of the international workshop on: 'Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology' 11-13 October 2017, Herrenhausen can be downloaded now. Announcing Institution
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AAS announces appointment of new Executive Director The African Academy of Sciences Governing Council is announcing the appointment of Prof Nelson Torto, a prolific analytical chemist, as its Executive Director with effect from 14 August 2017. Announcing Institution
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IAP survey results out now! Announcing Institution
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International Forum on Science Education 2017 - Declaration The International Forum on Science Education was held in Beijing on 3-4 July 2017. After the meeting a declaration on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) for Children and Youth along the Belt and Road can now be presented.
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UfM - Notice of call for expression of interest for Senior and Junior Experts The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) s seeking to establish a list of external experts (Senior and Junior) from member states of the Union for the Mediterranean in the identified fields of its activities, who will be assigned by contract specific tasks in these fields.
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IAP - Call for Nomination of Young Scientists @WSF 2017 The InterAcademy Partnership is seeking candidates for the World Science Forum to be held in Jordan on 7-11 November 2017 with the theme “Science for Peace”. Selected participants will participate in 2 events, an interactive training workshop side event on Monday 6 November and a plenary session in the main conference on Thursday 8 November. Announcing Institution