On 6th Nov 2019, the 2nd ANSO Governing Board (GB) Meeting was held in Beijing Railway Hotel. Representatives of 7 GB organizations attended the meeting with the absence of JKUAT and UNESCO. Totally there are 30 participants from GB organizations, Bureau of International Cooperation/CAS and ANSO Secretariat joined the meeting.
ANSO President, Prof. Chunli Bai extended his warm welcome to all the participants. ANSO Vice-president, Prof. Alexander Sergeev expressed his congratulations to the 70th Anniversary of CAS by retrospect long-term friendship and collaboration with CAS; ANSO Vice-president, Prof. Qasim Jan highly recognize the progress of ANSO and believe the activities of ANSO will play positive role in STI, especially to developing countries and regions.
Prof. Jinghua Cao, Executive Director of ANSO Secretariat, gave a comprehensive report on ANSO progresses in last 1 year, followed by the detailed introduction of each item by secretariat staff, includes: ANSO New Members, ANSO Collaborative Research, ANSO Training Program, release of ANSO Strategic Plan, etc.
"In the afternoon, free discussion was focused on next GA conference in Moscow in May 2020, ANSO new membership, ANSO Statutes, regional collaboration, regional centers, ANSO projects, trainings and other issues.
"Proposals and suggestions made by ANSO Secretariat have been endorsed by representatives of GB Members during the meeting such as, 19 ANSO Associations, 15 new applications for ANSO membership, ANSO financial report for 2019 and budget plan for 2020, International visiting fellowship for advanced research on the use of big science facilities, Initiation of big science projects as ANSO niche as an international organization such as big marine science, brain science, and etc.