January 28, 2016
GenderInSITE interviewed five OWSD fellows at the AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy summer course about their views on the role of women in science and in science diplomacy.
In June 2015, participants from 30 countries came together at the headquarters of TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy for the annual AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy summer course. Over the five days of the course, they explored various intersections between science and diplomacy, hearing from speakers on subjects including managing transboundary science and providing scientific advice to policymakers, and engaging in practical simulations of scenarios where science diplomacy might be used.
OWSD's partner organization GenderInSITE took the opportunity to ask some of the OWSD fellows in attendance about their views on the role of women in science and in science diplomacy. All five videos, featuring environmental chemist Dalia Saad, molecular epidemiologist Hannah Ajoge, plant pathologist Salina Banu, environmental chemist Grace Birungi and diagnostic radiologist Kouther Elhas Mohamadain, can be viewed by clicking the button below.