The Women for Africa Foundation has launched a call for application for 10 senior scientists
Following the success of 1st and 2nd Edition, the Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through its women, is launching the 3rd Edition of SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in Scientific Research and Technology Transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries.
The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in Health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, mathematics, Information and Communication Technologies as well as Economic Sciences.
Women’s lives are significantly affected by the repercussions of uncontrolled development; however, social, structural and economic barriers limit their capacity to tackle the great challenges faced by the continent. The gender disparities in Science and Technology in both the public and private spheres affect Africa’s population as a whole. Narrowing this gap, which has severe consequences on the balanced and sustainable development of African countries, is vital to achieving long-term progress and equal growing.
The program ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation led economy through research that can be transferred into products, processes, services, and technologies having impact on people´s lives.
The complete presentation, as well as the rules and guidelines, are available on the website: http://www.mujeresporafrica.es. The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2017.
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