Ethiopian Young Academy Sciences (EtYAS) held its Maiden Meeting
The Ethiopian Young Academy of Sciences was established on January 26, 2015 when members held their Maiden Meeting at the National Hotel. The first fellows were elected by the Assembly of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences held on November 29, 2015.
The members were selected from a wide variety of disciplines that include Agriculture, Engineering, Health, Natural and Social Sciences and Humanities. EtYAS’ objectives include among others, to identify, bring together and support the very best young scientists/scholars to champion excellence and innovation in national scientific research as well as promote interdisciplinary collaboration and representation among young scientists in Ethiopia.
In the Maiden Meeting fellows of EtYAS elected Executive Committee members of the Young Academy. Prof. Woldeamlak Bewket and Dr. Mariamawit Yonatan were elected as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Academy. The meeting was closed by agreeing on the Terms of Reference of EtYAS.