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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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  • The Energy Book Presents "Guide Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for the Americas" Free Public Access to The English Book Here / Free Public access to the Spanish Version Here

  • Food Security and Nutrition for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities for this Century

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  • Florence 1966-2016. Resilience of Art Cities to Natural Catastrophes: the Role of Academies

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  • Hosted by the Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela, the Consejo de Desarollo Cientifico y Humanistico UCV y Facultad de Ciencias UCV, the Women for Science Focal Point Meeting will be held in Caracas,
    September 25-27, 2016

  • IANAS Women for Science

    Young Women Scientists: A bright future for the Americas

    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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  • Hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences the IANAS General Assembly at the National Academy of Medicine Rio de Janeiro 2016

  • IANAS Women for Science

    IAP Women for Science Inclusion and Participation is Academies of Sciences.

    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 Energy and Water

    Meeting

    The IANAS Energy and Water Meeting.

    November 2016.

  • IANAS

    2016 A Year of New and Exciting Challenges

  • IANAS

    Executive Committee Meeting

    Hoste by the Mexican Academy of Sciences The EC Meeting Merida, Yucatan.

    January-February 2016.

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    2015 A Year of IANAS Accomplishments

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  • IANAS

    The Academy of Science of Ecuador (Accomplishments 2015)

    Induction of the New Members of the Academy Quito, Ecuador February 2015. IANAS supporting new Academies in the region.

  • IANAS Science Education

    Focal Points Meeting (Accomplishments 2015)

    Mexico City, 2015 Hosted by the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

  • IANAS Water

    Release of the book Urban Waters Challenges in the Americas:
    A View from the Academies of Sciences (Accomplishments 2015)

    In March 2015, the book in English and Spanish had 81,321 downloads only from the IANAS website

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    The IANAS Executive Committee ensures the continuity of IANAS Programs (Accomplishments 2015)

    EC Meeting hosted by the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences Bogota, Colombia 2015.

  • IANAS Women for Science

    Survey of Women in the Academies of the Americas (Accomplishments 2015)

    A contribution of The IANAS Women for Science Program.

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  • IANAS Water

    IANAS-UNESCO Workshop Water Quality in the Americas (Accomplishments 2015)

    Hosted by the US National Academy of Sciences California September 2015.

  • IANAS

    Since November 2011
    more than 14,597,000 numers of visits to the website
    with 6.48 terabytes data transferred

  • IANAS Women for Science

    Focal Points Meeting (Accomplishments 2015)

    Santa Cruz de la Sierra, September 2015.

  • IANAS Capacity Building

    Scientific Questions Associated with the Proposed Trans Oceanic Canal
    through Nicaragua (Accomplishments 2015)

    The workshop held in Managua in November 2014 on the “Scientific Questions Associated with the Proposed Trans Oceanic Canal through Nicaragua” helped to stimulate several publications in 2015 in the scientific and popular literature on the issues surrounding the canal project.

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  • IANAS Water

    Diagnosis of Water in the Americas (Accomplishments 2015)

    More than 1,342,400 downloads of the book only from the website of IANAS.

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  • IANAS Water

    Improving the management of water resources
    for sustainable development in Africa and the Americas (Accomplishments 2015)

    IANAS and NASAC experts on Water met in Nairobi October 2015.

  • IANAS Water

    IANAS Experts on Water in the Americas
    are now in Youtube (Accomplishments 2015)

    Youtube Channel

IANAS is the Inter-American Network
of Academies of Science.

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.

Our Mission: is to strengthen science communities in the hemisphere and to provide an independent source of policy advice to governments on key scientific, technological and health challenges.

Our Vision: IANAS views strong science academies and vibrant science and technology communities as essential to sustainable development in the Americas.

Programs

Food Security in the Americas Initiative

21st Century Food Security and Nutrition challenges in the Americas: A View from the Academies of Sciences

The American hemisphere is one of the most environmentally and culturally diverse regions in the world. The region extends from polar through tropical environments in both hemispheres and agricultural systems vary from advanced industrial agriculture to small peasant agriculture. Thus, any effort to understand the food and nutrition challenges of the hemisphere must take this heterogeneity into account, as general averages are meaningless, if we are to provide useful advice to individual policy makers in the American hemisphere. Accordingly, IANAS proposes to begin by building a country-by-country expert assessment of the current status and future projections of food and nutrition challenges. Key commonalities and region specific issues will be drawn from this assessment.

Other International Scientific Organizations

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • The Global Network of Science Academies
  • International Council for Science
  • Organization of American States
  • The World Academy of Science
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization