Welcome to BRICS YSF!

The BRICS Young Scientist Forum has created a network to harness knowledge for solving common societal challenges through research and innovation. Research and development in the field of Science, Engineering and other allied disciplines received a substantial fillip as the BRICS Young Scientist Conclave created a pool of creative youth in Science &Technology. Accelerating both individual and collective change, the conclave built a BRICS leadership (BRICS Youth Alumni) and reinforced its regional STI policies, young skill development and entrepreneurship.
 
The BRICS Young Scientist Conclave hosted by India (26-30 September 2016), provided an opportunity to engage and network young scientists of BRICS countries. Initiated at the Second BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting at Brasilia (18 March 2015), the BRICS Young Scientist Forum aims at BRICS Youth connectivity. The event followed the Seventh BRICS Summit and the Ufa Declaration concluded in July 2015. 
 
The Second BRICS Young Scientist Forum was hosted by China in Hangzhou in July 2017. South Africa hosted the third Conclave during June 2018 in Durban.

BRICS S&T News

Independent Online, 3 October 2018 BRICS launches the Future Skills Challenge to probe future of work The BRICS Business Council’s South African chapter has launched the inaugural BRICS 2018 Future Skills Challenge and Expo. The expo drew entrepreneurs and innovators from the BRICS countries to discuss the 4 industrial revolution. Read more...
The Economist, 27 September 2018
The beleaguered BRICS can be proud of their bank
The New Development Bank (NDB), which is based in Shanghai, was founded just over three years ago. It has received far less attention than another multilateral lender launched a short time later, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing. Read more...
The South African, 16 September 2018
BRICS Communications and ICT ministers undertake to support SMMEs
BRICS Communications and ICT Ministers have agreed to help promote the cooperation of Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) from BRICS member countries. The ministers further agreed to continue to cooperate on cybersecurity and digital training. Read more...