Coordinator: Olubukola Babalola
There is so much scientific knowledge and talent to be harnessed in Africa.
OWSD 'Nigeria Branch' National Chapter was founded in 2010 and is based at the Department of Physics, University of Uyo. There are six other 'sub' chapters based at Oau Ife, Ibadan, Covenant, Ekiti State, Kogi State and Benin universities. www.owsdng.org
DR. (MRS.) ENO E. ITUEN
The Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD) South African National Chapter is hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). It was inaugurated in 2009 and is made up of a group of OWSD International members in South Africa who aim to increase and promote female participation in Science and Technology (S&T) professions, in scientific leadership, and in decision-making processes at the national level. https://www.owsdsa.org.za/
Ms Elzarie Swanepoel, Liaison Officer for Gender - Science, Technology and Innovation, ASSAf
The OWSD Kenya National Chapter, (OWSD-Kenya), was established in August 2014, with mentorship and encouragement of girls as well as women in Science and Technology being the highlight of the activities. It is also involved in partnerships with the private sector, networking and capacity building of members through interactions during our regular meetings and activities, including organization of the OWSD Regional Conference. Its website address is www.owsdkenya.org.
Established in 1988, the Ghana National Chapter organizes workshops and other activities to develop the careers of female scientists. It also promotes the visibility of OWSD programmes and activities in local high schools to encourage young women to take up studies in the sciences. The Ghana National Chapter's website is available at www.owsd.uenr.edu.gh.
Ms. Sylvia Ankamah
The OWSD Rwanda National Chapter launched in March 2018 and is hosted by the Rwandan Association of Woman in Science and Engineering (RAWISE). It aims to enhance and promote women’s participation in STEM professions, scientific leadership, and decision making processes at the national level, through providing local training and hands-on seminars, conducting school outreach programmes, organizing events for members to share their scientific and technological research, and other activities. https://www.facebook.com/STEMWomenRwanda/
Dr. Emelyne Gasana Umunoza
The OWSD Mauritius National Chapter was launched in February 2018 and is hosted by the Food and Agricultural Research Extension Institute (FAREI). The National Chapter works to enable its members to access research training, career development and networking opportunities that OWSD offers to women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages of their career.