Global Young Scientist Scholar Roundtable


To mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, outstanding representatives from global science, technology, business, venture capital, and arts communities jointly initiated the ‘Global Young Scientist Scholar Program (GYSS)’ within the framework of the World Young Scientist Summit (WYSS) and agreed to make it one of the key permanent events of WYSS in order to globally promote young scientists to implement the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

‘Global Young Scientist Scholars Program’ is an international community composed of outstanding representatives from global science, technology, industry, venture capital, arts and other fields. It’s initiated to promote the young generation to better serve the society and implement the UN SDGs 2030 through international and cross-disciplinary dialogues, cooperation and collaboration among young scientists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Every year, WYSS selects up to 50 representatives of young scientists from all over the world.

Theme:Shaping our Future Together, Acting for Sustainable Development Goals

Time:14:00-18:00 October 17, 2020

Venue:Bailu Hall, Yansong Auditorium, South Campus, Wenzhou University

Organizational Structure


China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)

The People's Government of Zhejiang Province


Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology

Wenzhou Municipal People's Government

Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

International Science Council (ISC)

Global Young Academy (GYA)

World Urban Campaign | UN-Habitat

International Society of Zoological Sciences

Earth Science Matters (ESM)

Alliance Tech | The European Alliance for Technology Development

Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP)

Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS)

Smart Africa

UK China Association of Resources and Environment (UKCARE)

Youth Innovation Promoting Association, CAS

Internet Society of China

Global Young Scientist Scholar Program


The candidates should be born on or after January 1, 1975


Outstanding achievements: The candidates should have a leading role in global science, technology, innovation, venture capital or business, have 5-15 years of recognized achievements, leadership and outstanding professional work experience


Social service works: The candidates need to demonstrate a personal commitment to serve global society and sustainable development through science and technology, and prove that they are serving the society through outstanding contributions and profound moral concepts and have made remarkable achievements


Good moral character: The candidates need to have an impeccable record in the public eye, good standing in their community, self-awareness and a desire to learn


Nomination: The candidates should have a good nominator who should be one of the “Global Young Scientist Scholars”, president, professor, CEO or chairman of any international organization, university, research institute, or cooperative enterprise, to serve as their guarantors


All units can only nominate one candidate each year


Self-nominations are accepted, but additional application materials and recommendation letters need to be provided


Closing-door Meeting

October 17 14:00-15:00


Meng Wang, Executive Secretary of WYSS Secretariat, President of Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network, Convener of WYSS π Community


The drafting group makes introductions to the drafting process and contents of the Declaration


Discussion section of representatives of global young scientist scholars




Dialogue Session

October 17 15:00-17:30


Meng Wang, Executive Secretary of WYSS Secretariat, President of Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network, Convener of WYSS π Community

15:30-16:00 Opening

JJayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth

Alik Ismail-Zadeh, Secretary of International Council for Science (ICSU)

Official from CAST

Official from the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province

Official from Wenzhou Municipal People’s Government

16:00-16:20 Keynote Presentations

Ada E. Yonath, Biologist, Researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009

Chen Wang, Vice President and Academician of the CAE, President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

16:20-17:20 Dialogue between Young and Senior

Alexander (Sasha) Kagansky, Director and Professor of Centre of Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Far Eastern Federal University, Professor of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Co-chairman of Biodiversity for Survival via Biomedicine (Bio2Bio) Global Project

Yangqing Jia, Vice President of Alibaba

Elyvin Nkhonjera Chawinga, Oxfam Malawi - Extractive Industries Coordinator

Yi Shi, Research Fellow of Institute of Microbiology, Director-General of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS

Moritz Riede, Professor at Oxford University, Former Chairman of Global Young Academy (GYA)

Prof. Desheng Wu. Dean of? the?Belt And? Road College(Research Centre ), UCAS. Member of Academia Europaea.

Weiya Ge, Director of Nanjing Geological Survey Center, China Geological Survey, Ministry Of Natural Resources

Ze Zhang, Senior Partner & Director of Weidu Capital Co., Ltd

David Govoni, Chief Engineer and GM of Investment of Unicalce S.p.a.

17:20-17:30 Q&A Session and Conclusion