Contemporary science must address increasingly complex development issues to ensure sustainable societies. These challenges often require diverse expertise and interdisciplinary investigations. In this regard, the Burundi Council of Young Scientists (BCYS), a platform of early career scientists across all disciplines, is paving the way towards scientific development for society in Burundi. In addition, BCYS enables an effective participation of Burundian Young Scientists in ongoing regional and international initiatives to achieve different development agendas. The overall aim of BCYS is to gather talented Burundian young scientists who are motivated to contribute highly to the development of Burundi through Science, Technology and Innovation.