ZIMYAS in Brief
Zimbabwe Young Academy of Sciences is an independent, cross-disciplinary platform for outstanding young scholars in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora that seek to foster research excellence through scientific capacity building, promotion of interdisciplinary collaborations, and contributions to societal development.
The Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences established ZIMYAS in 2013 with the primary aim of promoting research excellence and cross-disciplinary collaboration between promising young scholars. The Young Academy has its own decision making and operational activities; it is independent of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. It organizes its own events, workshops, and seminars and prepares its own working plans.
ZIMYAS has fifty members under 40 years of age holding a Ph.D. in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, or humanities. Members of the Young Academy work at universities and research institutions in Zimbabwe and abroad.
What we do
ZIMYAS organizes meetings, workshops, symposia, conferences, and educational events, and provides leadership in science policy and research practices by publishing comments and perspectives in peer-reviewed journals and popular media outlets on issues of current concern in Zimbabwe and Africa at large as well as create frameworks on good research practices to foster research excellence.
The key aims of the ZIMYAS are:
- To provide a channel for its members to actively participate in science and technology policy development.
- To build scientific capacity among young scholars through mentorship, training, and exchange fellowships.
- To foster cross-disciplinary national and international collaboration among young scholars.
- To encourage the development of novel approaches to solving problems of local importance and global significance.
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Zimbabwe Young Academy of Science
University of Zimbabwe, Mt Pleasent Harare, Zimbabwe