Young Professionals Network
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a community of young scientists and technical professionals working on monitoring and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The aim is to ensure that there will be a new generation of experts and leaders to take the work of the CTBTO forward.
The YPN is a meeting place where the next generation members of the CTBT National Data Centres and the Provisional Technical Secretariat can meet, discuss and establish relationships to strengthen collaborations within the CTBTO.
The YPN aims at enabling the next generation to take on formal positions at the National Data Centres, the Provisional Technical Secretariat, and the various tasks related to Working Group B through exchange of knowledge within the network, including transfer of knowledge from senior experts.
The YPN has the ambition to serve as a meeting place for free-thinking where new solutions from a new generation can emerge.
The network is open for staff having a formal, long term employee relationship with either an NDC or the PTS. Members will need to be employed in a scientific of technical position, as well as being young. Young in this context is below the age of 40 years.
The network meets both virtually and at CTBTO related events and meetings where they get to know their peers from around the world. Network members develop joint projects, share knowledge and receive guidance from senior experts.