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IANAS - Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences. We are the Academies of Sciences of the Americas...
We are Scientists, Doctors, Engineers and experts of different fields working together addressing challenges on Water, Energy, Food Security, Science Education and Gender Equity in the Americas.
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"Challenges and Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas. The View of the Academies of Sciences" Download Book
"Oportunidades y desafíos para la investigación en agricultura, y en seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en las Américas" Descargar libro
"Opportunities and challenges for research on food and nutrition security and agriculture in the Americas" Download Book
"Retos y oportunidades de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en las Américas. El punto de vista de las Academias de Ciencias" Descargar libro
Convocatoria de la Quinta Edición del HUB de Comercialización y Transferencia de Tecnología para las Américas. Santiago de Chile del 27 de agosto al 7 de septiembre de 2018.
IANAS EC Meeting hosted by the Mexican Academy of Sciences
IANAS-IAP Sustainable Development Goals Workshop, hosted by the Mexican Academy of Sciences
Women for Science Census Update, 2014-2016. Frances Henry. IANAS Women for Science Program
April 2018. Read More
The IANAS Women for Science Program will offer a prize that encourages and recognizes the efforts of young women scientists from the following countries: Bolivia, Caribbean (Caribbean Academy of Sciences or Caribbean Scientific Union), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay.
The Prize is named after Anneke Levelt-Sengers, in recognition of her outstanding work promoting and recognizing the role of women scientists in Latin America, North America and the Caribbean. This Prize will be coordinated by IANAS, with financial support from TWAS-ROLAC and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
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The Venezuelan Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (Acfiman) on March 14th held a symposium to celebrate the publication of the book: "Challenges and Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas"
"Challenges and Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas. The View of the Academies of Sciences"
Presentation of the Ejecutive Summary of "Urban Waters Challenges in the Americas. A perspective from the Academies of Sciences"
The IANAS Science Education Program, presents: "Enquiry Based Science Education. Promoting Changes in Science Education"
Hosted by UNESCO-IHP-Instituto Espinhaco. February 20th-21st Ipatinga, Brazil
Water Program: "Seminário internacional Compartilhando Águas: do Local ao Global. SEMINÁRIO PREPARATÓRIO PARA O 8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA"
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. A Guide for Merit-Based Academies
Capacity Building: Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop
Hosted by the Mexican Academy of Science Mexico City 2018
IANAS Execute Committee Committee Meeting
Call for the "Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2018, June 2018"
Book Dissemination. Academies Members of IANAS 2018. Final Program will be posted
Hosted by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences in Argentina
"Challenges and Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Security: The View of the Academies of Sciences". Stock Exchange Building of Rosario, Argentina on July 24 and 25, 2018.
Hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
IANAS Women for Science Meeting
Hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica, Foundation CIENTEC, Minister of Education and Several Universities.
IANAS Science Education Meeting. Costa Rica August 30th-Sep 2nd
Hosted by APANAC and CILAC
Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean and IANAS Water Program Panama: 22nd- 24th October 2018, Panama City.
"International Congress on Teaching of Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, in Cordoba Argentina a memorable activity for IANAS.
Urban Water Management: City of Toronto a Case Study by Michael D’Andrea
June 19th, 2017.
June 25th, 2017. June 25th and Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Academy.
IANAS Executive Committee Meeting. Hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica
August, 2017. Ottawa, Canada.
IANAS Water Meeting and presentation of the Executive Summary "Urban Water Challenges of the Americas"
November, 2017. Hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, Cordoba Argentina.
Science Education Program Focal Points Meeting
November-December, 2017.
Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: The Book
April, 2017. Hosted by The University of Arizona and the US-National Academy of Sciences.
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Energy Focal Points Meeting
March, 2017. Irvine, California. Hosted by the US-National Academy of Sciences and the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.
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Women for Sciences Focal Points Meeting and Encounter with US-Women Scientists
March 13-16, 2017. Lima, Peru.
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Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: Chapters Country Coordinators Meeting. Project funded by the National Germany Academy of Sciences, IAP, IANAS and the support of the National Academy of Sciences of Peru
April, 2017. Halle, Germany. Hosted by the National Germany Academy of Sciences- Leopoldina, IAP- IANAS.
Food and Nutrition Security: Networks meeting
GUIDE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE FOR THE AMERICAS.
GUÍA HACIA UN FUTURO ENERGÉTICO SUSTENTABLE PARA LAS AMÉRICAS.

News from the Academies in the Americas
April 25th, 2017. Quito, Perú.
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Simposio de Genética: Bioinformática y Quimioinformática en la investigación. Día del ADN 2017
L’Oreal Prize Argentina: Julia Etulain, a promise on science...
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Food Security and Nutrition for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities for this Century
Florence 1966-2016. Resilience of Art Cities to Natural Catastrophes: the Role of Academies
The National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina presents a new section with electronic publications available for the public
The Women for Science Focal Point Meeting will be held in Caracas
To encourage young girls into the wonders of sciences, the IANAS Women for Science Program prepared this free publication in English and Spanish showing the science and lives of 20 young amazing women scientists in the Americas.
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IANAS Women for Science
Young Women Scientists: A bright future for the Americas
Hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
The IANAS General Assembly at the National Academy of Medicine Rio de Janeiro 2016
Report that includes the IANAS-Survey of Women in the Academies of the Americas. By Frances Henry with the support of the WfS Focal Points and the Academies of Sciences.
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IANAS Women for Science
IAP Women for Science Inclusion and Participation in Academies of Sciences.
November, 2016.
IANAS Energy and Water Meeting
2016 A Year of New and Exciting Challenges
IANAS
January-February, 2016. Hosted by the Mexican Academy of Sciences The EC Meeting Merida, Yucatan.
IANAS. Executive Committee Meeting
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IANAS

 

Sciences Academies working together to promote science and technology for development, prosperity and equity in the Americas

IANAS is a regional network of Academies of Sciences created to support cooperation towards the strengthening of science and technology as a tool for advancing research and development, prosperity and equity in the Americas. 

Networks are powerful instruments for sharing and rapidly disseminating information, best practices and novel ideas through a larger community. By virtue of their credibility and independence from government, academies have certain inherent advantages in addressing issues related to science, technology and health (STH), and in advancing high quality science education at the national level.    MORE INFORMATION...

       

Calendar

January - February 2018
Distribution of the Books "Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: A View from the Academies of Sciences" and “Inquired Based Science Education. Promoting changes in Science Teaching for the Americas".
January - July 2018
Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas.
March 22, 2018 - World Water Day IANAS Website
Presentation of the electronic publication "Summary for Policy Makers about Urban Water Challenges in the Americas" International Water Day.
March 2018 - Mexico City
Planning Meeting with the Science Education and Women for Science Programs.
March – November 2018 - different countries of the Americas
Book Presentation "Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: A View from the Academies of Sciences" Supported by IANAS-IAP and The Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
April 17-18, 2018 - Rio de Janeiro
Capacity Building: Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop Hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
April 2018 - (Date and Venue TBC)
IANAS EC Committee.
April 2018 - Arizona (TBC)
IANAS Energy Program. Focal Point Meeting and Workshop.
July 24, 2018 - Rosario, Argentina
G/20-S/20 Scientific Meeting "Challenges and Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Security: The view of the Academies of Sciences". Hosted by the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences in Argentina.
August 19th-22nd 2018 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IANAS Women for Science Focal Points Meeting. Hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
August 29th-30th 2018 - San Jose, Costa Rica
IANAS Science Education Focal Points Meeting and Congress for Science Teachers. Hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica.
October 21st-24th 2018 - Panama, Panama
CILAC-IANAS Water Program. Hosted by APANAC-CILAC-IAP-UNESCO.
November 2018
EC Planning meeting for the General Assembly in Colombia 2019.


December 2017
"Challenges and Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: The view of the Academies of Sciences". The Book IANAS-IAP.
December 2017
Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas, Book Distribution.
November 2017 - IANAS
Final Reports.
November 2-4, Córdoba, Argentina
International Congress for Natural Sciences and Stem & IANAS SEP Focal Points Meeting
November 2, 2017 - Cordoba, Argentina
Book Presentation: “Inquired Based Science Education. Promoting changes in Science Teaching for the Americas”.
October 31 - November 4, 2017 - Cordoba, Argentina IANAS Science Education Meeting
International Congress on teachings sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
September 19, Bahamas
"Water in the Caribbean. Planning Meeting" IANAS Water Program-UNESCO-IHP and Caribbean Academies of Sciences.
August 2017 - Ottawa, Canada
IANAS Water Meeting and presentation of the Executive Summary "Urban Water Challenges of the Americas". Presentation of the Global Water Institute, Carleton University Ottawa Canada.
June 25-28, 2017 - Costa Rica
IANAS EC Committee.
June 2017 - Venezuela
100th Anniversary of the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela.
May 2017 - IANAS MidTerm Reports 2017
IANAS MidTerm Reports 2017.
April 2017 - Halle, Germany
Food and Nutrition Security: Networks meeting. Hosted by the National Germany Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina, IAP – IANAS.
April 26-27, 2017 - Energy Focal Points Meeting: Arizona
Hosted by The University of Arizona and the US-National Academy of Sciences.
March 2017 - Irvine, California
Women for Sciences Focal Points Meeting and Encounter with US-Women Scientists. Hosted by the US-National Academy of Sciences and the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.
March 2017 - Lima, Peru
Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: Chapters Country Coordinators Meeting March 13-16 Lima, Peru. Project funded by the National Germany Academy of Sciences- Leopoldina, IAP- IANAS with the support of the National Academy of Sciences of Peru.
February 2017 - IANAS EC Committee
January - March 2017 - All Country Chapters
Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas: First Country Chapter Draft.


December 9, 2016 - Mexico City
Guide towards a sustainable energy future for the Americas Workshop and Book Presentation.
November 2016
IANAS Energy and Water Meeting.
November 21-26, 2016 - Medellin Colombia
IANAS Water Focal Points Meeting.
September 29-30, 2016 - San Salvador, El Salvador
Caribbean Scientific Community and Caribbean Academies of Sciences Meeting co-organized and sponsored by CCC-CAS, ICSU-ROLAC and IANAS-IAP.
September 2016 - Caracas, Venezuela
The Women for Science Focal Points Meeting. Meeting hosted by the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela.
September 17-20, 2016 - Mexico City
Food workshop. 21st Century Food Security and Nutrition challenges in the Americas: A View from the Academies of Sciences.
July 2016 - Dominican Republic
IANAS Science Education Focal Points Meeting. Hosted by the Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic.
May 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IANAS General Assembly.
April 2016 - Urban Water Challenges in the Americas
Book presentation hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Honduras.
March 2016 - Young Women Scientists
A bright future for the Americas Academies of Sciences in the Americas launching a publication aiming to attract girls to science.
February 2016 - Hermanus, South Africa
Food Security Planning Meeting supported by the Leopoldine Academy of Sciences.
January-February 2016 - Merida, Yucatan
Executive Committee Meeting

Rules of Procedures

Rules of Procedures Section I: Elections

Article 1: Membership

1.1 Application for membership may be made at all times. It shall be in writing and provide information on objectives, members and organizational structure of the Academy seeking membership. Each Academy seeking membership shall explicitly endorse the IANAS Statutes and Rules of Procedure.

1.2 Membership applications shall be reviewed by the Executive Committee or by a subgroup of the Executive Committee.

1.3 If eligible, the Executive Committee shall grant an Academy seeking membership the status of provisional member. Academies with provisional membership may participate fully in all IANAS programs and activities.

1.4 At its next regular meeting, the General Assembly shall vote on new applications for membership based on recommendations from the Executive Committee.

Article 2: Co-Chairs

2.1 At least nine months before the end of term of office of the Co-Chairs, the Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominations and Elections Committee of three persons selected from among representatives of member Academies that do not seek election or re-election to the position of co-chair. 

2.1.1 The Nominations and Elections Committee shall canvas all IANAS member Academies for names of potential candidates for co-chair.
 
2.1.2 The Nominations and Elections Committee shall identify nominees for co-chair position 1 and for co-chair position 2 as two slates to be voted on separately.

2.1.3 At least three months before the next regular meeting of the General Assembly, the Nominations and Elections Committee will report to the IANAS membership the names of at least one nominee for each co-chair position.

2.2 Nominations from the floor must be endorsed by at least five IANAS member Academies and reported to the Nominations and Elections Committee at least two months prior to the General Assembly. The Nominations and Elections Committee will verify the nomination and report it to the IANAS membership at least one month prior to the General Assembly.

2.3 The General Assembly shall vote to fill each of the co-chair positions consecutively. In electing a Co-Chair, the candidate to receive a majority of votes, abstentions not considered a vote, shall be elected a Co-Chair. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, the candidate with the least number of votes shall be taken off the slate of candidates and a new vote shall take place. This procedure shall be repeated until a candidate receives a majority of votes.

Article 3: Executive Committee

3.1 At least six months before the next regular meeting of the General Assembly, the Co-Chairs shall request all IANAS member Academies to indicate whether they seek membership of the Executive Committee.

3.1.1 In submitting their request to member Academies, the Co-Chairs shall fix a deadline before which member Academies shall respond. This deadline shall be at least 30 days prior to the first day of the forthcoming meeting of the General Assembly.

3.1.2 In submitting its candidacy, a member Academy shall provide a brief citation of one page at most in which it summarizes the reasons why it seeks membership of the Executive Committee, either for the first time or for a renewal of term.

3.2 At least three months before the next regular meeting of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominations and Election Committee of three persons selected from among representatives of member Academies that do not seek election or re-election to the Executive Committee.

3.3 At least 14 days prior to the first day of the forthcoming meeting of the General Assembly, the Nominations and Election Committee shall circulate to all member Academies a list of all candidates for membership of the Executive Committee.

3.4 The election of the members of the Executive Committee shall be conducted by a secret paper ballot. The Nominations and Election Committee shall decide on any issues relating to the validity of the election process and its results.

3.5 The voting shall be organized as follows:

3.5.1. Each member Academy shall receive a ballot form. The ballot form shall not reveal the identity of the member Academy that uses it. For countries with more than one member Academy, the vote shall be fractional where the total vote from a country sums to one so that all countries have equal representation.

3.5.2 Each member Academy shall cast affirmative votes in favor of 7 candidates by placing the sign X in the box appearing opposite the name of those candidates. A ballot form is invalid if more than 7 Xs are placed on the form. If fewer than 7 Xs are placed on the form, the missing votes shall be considered abstentions.

3.5.3 The Executive committee shall appoint three tellers to count the ballots and report the results of the election to the Nominations and Elections Committee. The Nominations and Election Committee shall determine the 7 candidates that have received the largest number of affirmative votes. If two or more candidates have received the same number of affirmative votes, the elected candidates shall be taken off the slate and a new vote shall take place to decide the remaining positions. This procedure shall be repeated until a candidate receives a majority of votes.

3.5.4 On the basis of the determinations made under paragraph 3.5.3 above, the
Committee shall rule, and announce in order of votes received, which candidates are elected as members of the Executive Committee. The list will be ordered with the Academy receiving the most votes listed first, the next most second until finally the Academy elected with the least votes.

Article 4: Host Academy to the Secretariat

4.1 After having decided to propose to the General Assembly to elect an Academy as the lead host Academy for the Secretariat, the Executive Committee shall request, without delay, IANAS member Academies to indicate whether they seek election as lead host Academy to the Secretariat.

4.2 If the lead host Academy to the Secretariat has notified the Executive Committee that it wishes to terminate its role as host Academy, the Executive Committee shall request, without delay, IANAS member Academies to indicate whether they seek election as lead host Academy.

4.3 On the basis of the candidatures so received, the Executive Committee shall develop a proposal for a new lead host Academy to the Secretariat and place that proposal before the next regular meeting of the General Assembly.

4.4 If it is not possible to postpone the decision until a regular meeting of the General Assembly, the decision may be made by a vote by email.


SECTION II: STATEMENTS

Article 5: Issues of Global Concern

5.1. If the Executive Committee determines that the IANAS shall issue a Statement in which it takes a public position on a scientific or societal problem of a global nature, the Executive Committee shall appoint an Editorial Board to prepare a draft text.


5.2. Such a draft text shall be circulated to the member Academies at least six months before the General Assembly meeting at which the text is to be adopted as a Statement. Member academies shall be requested to comment on the draft text and the Editorial Board shall consider all comments so received.

5.3. The Executive Committee shall place the final draft before the General Assembly for a decision. If the draft receives the support of a majority of all IANAS member Academies, it shall be made public as a IANAS Statement. Any such Statement shall explicitly indicate the IANAS member Academies that support it.

5.4. If it is not possible to submit a final draft to a meeting of the General Assembly, the draft may be submitted by email to IANAS member Academies for a decision by a vote by email. In that case there shall also be a period of six months between the communication of the draft to IANAS member Academies and the decision on whether or not to make it public as a IANAS Statement.

Article 6: Urgent Issues

6.1. If the Co-Chairs determine that the IANAS shall issue a Statement on a scientific or societal problem that requires a rapid reaction, they shall submit a draft text to the Executive Committee.

6.2. Within two weeks after receiving the draft text the members of the Executive Committee shall send in comments, both on the text as such and on the desirability of issuing a Statement.

6.3. Within a week of receiving the above comments the Co-Chairs shall decide whether to proceed with the Statement and, if so, produce a final draft, taking account of the comments received.

6.4. The Co-Chairs shall submit the final draft of the Statement to all IANAS member Academies for approval, indicating the deadline for sending in approvals or disapprovals.

6.5. If, at the passing of the deadline, a majority of all IANAS member Academies has approved the draft, that draft shall be made public as a IANAS Statement. Any such Statement shall explicitly indicate the IANAS member Academies that support it.

Article 7: Exceptionally Urgent Issues

7.1. If the Co-Chairs determine that an exceptional event of the greatest urgency requires immediate action, they shall contact the members of the Executive Committee outlining the Statement they wish to make public.

7.2. If there is not within 48 hours after the initial message of the Co-Chairs, a negative response of a majority of the members of the Executive Committee, the Co-Chairs shall publicly issue a Statement on their own behalf.

Article 8: IANAS Publications

8.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint from among its members an IANAS Publication Committee and charge it with approving, or disapproving, draft publications emanating from a IANAS programme or activity to be issued as a IANAS publication.

8.2 The approval, or disapproval, of a draft publication shall be based on the merits of its data, analysis and conclusions and shall not imply that the IANAS or its member Academies approve the content of the publication. If necessary, the Publication Committee may decide to subject a draft publication to an independent review process.


Activities

        Water Focal Points Meeting
AUGUST 2017. OTTAWA, CANADA
Water Focal Points Meeting
      Executive Committee Meeting
JUNE 25-28, 2017. COSTA RICA
Executive Committee Meeting
      Science Education Focal Points Meeting
NOVEMBER, 2017. CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA
Science Education Focal Points Meeting
           
  Water Focal Points Meeting
APRIL 24-26, 2017. TUCSON, ARIZONA
Energy Focal Points Meeting
  Water Focal Points Meeting
APRIL 2-4, 2017. HALLE, GERMANY
Food and Nutrition Security Meeting
  Water Focal Points Meeting
MARCH 28-29, 2017. IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
Women for Science Focal Points Meeting

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