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First General Assembly and International Conference: 'Women's Vision of Science and Technology for Development'

January 10 - January 13, 1993

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
Cairo, Egypt
Arab Countries

This conference marked the beginning of OWSD.  Participants discussed 'Women's Vision of Science and Technology for Development' and what was then called the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) was officially launched.

General Assembly

The first executive board was elected. Inspiring founder Lydia Makhubu from Swaziland was elected as the first president.

Executive Board 1993-1998

President:

Lydia P. Makhubu (Swaziland - 1990)

Vice Presidents:

Africa

Grace Alele Williams (Nigeria - 1990)

Arab

Farkhonda Hassan (Egypt - 1990)

Asia & Pacific Region

Filomena Campos (Philippines - 1990)

Latin America & the Caribbean

Ana Maria Cetto (Mexico - 1990)

Members

Africa

Christiana Mbi (Cameroon - 1990)

Arab

Fatima Abdali (Kuwait - 1992)

Asia & the Pacific

Qiheng Hu (China - 1990)

Latin America & the Caribbean

Patience Dennis                (Jamaica - 1990)