OWSD has been working hard in Africa since 1997 to improve the number and quality of women scientists. Our first President, Lydia Makubu was from Swaziland. Our fellowships programme has provided full PhD scholarships to over 270 women from sub-Saharan Africa. We have 53 host institutes in 16 African countries..


Coordinator: Olubukola Babalola

There is so much scientific knowledge and talent to be harnessed in Africa.

4457 Members

125 PhD Fellows

184 PhD Graduates

23 Early Career Fellows

12 Awardees

In 40 Countries



167 Members

Here are all the countries in this region that currently have less than 20 members. To find out more about setting up a national chapter please read the National Chapter Guidelines.

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