Theme Day “Green Transition & Biodiversity” First Announcement and Call for Contributions


The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences will organize its fourth Theme Day on Monday 4 December 2023.
The goal of this conference is to allow young researchers under the age of 40, who are active in global South countries, to meet each other, whatever their specialization, but also to let them know the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences and its activities (

Abstracts may be submitted in English, French or Dutch, but preferably in English.

Participation is free of charge but registration is compulsory.


The topic of the 2023 Theme Day is “Green transition and biodiversity”.

The green transition refers to a systemic shift towards more resilient ecosystems and equitable economies, building on the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of United Nations Agenda 2030. To continue preserving the necessary biodiversity, we must in particular protect, restore and promote sustainable use of ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and stop biodiversity loss (SDG 15) and promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (SDG 8).

Young researchers working on topics affecting areas outside Europe and related to the Green Transition and Biodiversity, topic of the Theme Day, are invited to present their findings

For researchers at an early stage, it is an opportunity to share their research questions, methodological approach and findings with other young researchers as well as with experienced scientists.

The Day will be divided into three sessions comprising oral presentations and posters. These will be organized according to the submissions.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts (max. 300 words - 12 point font) + short biographical note should be submitted using the template available on the website of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (link below):…
Submission by email at: contact_raos [at]

Participation is free but registration is compulsory. Registration on the webpage:
Registration will start on: 15 June 2023

Palais des Académies ─ Paleis der Academiën
rue Ducale 1 ─ Hertogsstraat 1
1000 Brussels

Submission of abstracts: 25 September 2023
Notification: 30 October 2023
Registration: before 27 November 2023

Award for the Best Poster
During the day, the posters will be evaluated in terms of scientific content, structure and formatting, text and visuals, oral delivery and answers to questions.

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences
Avenue Circulaire / Ringlaan 3
Email: contact_raos [at]

Aichi targets
1. Awareness increased
19. Knowledge improved, shared and applied