IAP for Science

InterAcademy Partnership

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) was formally launched in 2016, bringing together three established networks of academies of science, medicine and engineering, namely IAP, the global network of science academies, the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) and the InterAcademy Council (IAC).

Under the new InterAcademy Partnership, more than 140 national and regional member academies work together to support the special role of science and its efforts to seek solutions to address the world's most challenging problems. In particular, IAP harnesses the expertise of the world's scientific, medical and engineering leaders to advance sound policies, improve public health, promote excellence in science education, and achieve other critical development goals. Find out more about the IAP here.

The IAP for Science provides independent authoritative scientific advice on issues related to society and government. The IAP for Science develops programs for scientific capacity building internationally, fostering an international network of communication and cooperation amongst scientists.

IAP for Science (formerly the IAP: global network of science academies) was launched in 1993 and has 107 member academies. Its primary objectives are to:

  • Provide high-quality, independent advice on science-related issues to government and society
  • Develop programs for scientific capacity building, science education, science communication and other science-related issues of global significance
  • Lead efforts to forge closer collaboration among science academies and other scientific institutions

IAP for Science is particularly interested in assisting young and small academies achieve these objectives and, through the communication links and networks created by IAP for Science activities, all academies will be able to raise their public profile among citizens and their influence among policy makers. The Academy has been an elected member of the Executive Committee of the IAP for Science 2016.

IAP for Science Statements

IAP for Science produces statements on issues of fundamental importance to humanity. These statements are not only a reflection of the major issues that confront society but are also evidence of IAP for Science’s ongoing commitment to society.
The Academy has endorsed the following statements:

November 2017: Statement on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

December 2017: Statement on Climate Change and Education

July 2018: IAP S20 Statement on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture

More IAP for Science Statements can be found on their website.

IAP for Science Reports

IAP for Science also produces various reports that provide scientific advice on critical issues.

The Academy contributed to the following reports:

November 2018: Opportunities for future research and innovation on food and nutrition security and agriculture: The InterAcademy Partnership's global perspective

May 2019: Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking with a Focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

More IAP for Science reports and publications can be found on their website.


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