Coordinator: Atya Kapley
Women scientists, especially from low income countries, need recognition and support
The OWSD India National Chapter (NCI-OWSD) was founded in 2006 and supports members by providing opportunities for networking, including participation in national and international conferences, workshops and lectures where women scientists can showcase their work. www.nci-owsd.com
Dr. Kaiser Jamil
The OWSD Bangladesh National Chapter was founded in 2009 and is based in Dhakar at the Institute of Science and Technology. The organization is particularly active in the areas of participation, integration, attrition, and professional development.
Prof. Dr. Shahida Rafique
Prof. Fang Xin
Dr. Mitra Noori
The Sri Lanka National Chapter of OWSD (SLNC-OWSD) was launched on 29 March 2018, under the umbrella of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (NASSL). The aim of the SLNC-OWSD is to promote female participation in science and technology, in scientific leadership and decision-making processes, both at national and international levels.
The OWSD Malaysia National Chapter was founded in 2011and is based in Kuala Lumpur. The chapter aims to act as a platform - and a champion - to facilitate changes to the socio-economic structure, paving the way for women to excel and thrive in S&T.
Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi
The OWSD Indonesia National Chapter, established in 2018, is hosted at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Surabaya. The National Chapter aims to initiate Indonesian women into a culture of scientific excellence, to support women scientists in their many roles, including in the family, and to contribute to the unification of the nation. Its activities include capacity-building for members, including providing leadership skills training and networking opportunities, as well as training of teachers in remote areas and of female youth. More information on the Indonesia National Chapter and its programmes is available at http://www.owsd-id.net.
The OWSD Myanmar National Chapter was officially founded in June 2018. Its primary goals and activities are to provide networking opportunities and information sharing between scientists and researchers in various sectors in Myanmar, in order to increase women’s participation in the governance and administration of science as well as in technical research. It aims to build a strong network and improve communication among its members and among women scientists around the world, and to share resources and knowledge between both National Chapter members and international OWSD members. The Myanmar National Chapter is hosted at the Plant Biotechnology Center, Mingalardon Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Members can communicate and follow updates on the National Chapter’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/owsdmyanmar.
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