It is the time for OWSD to expand its current visibility and consolidate its reputation to maximize its supportive role for women scientists at the global, regional and local levels.
Based on its strategic planning, I see it is the time for OWSD to expand its current visibility and consolidate its reputation to maximize its supportive role for women scientists at the global, regional and local levels. This would be achieved through various activities; most importantly, academic training, career development and networking.
Through my position as a Secretary General of YWASTD (the Yemeni Women Association for Science and Technology for the Development - OWSD National Chapter in Yemen), head of the department of community medicine and public health, director of Aden Cancer Center, a member of the Administrative Board of Women Center for Research and Training and Bioethics Center for Sciences and Technology (Aden University) I seized all opportunities to inspire women scientist particularly young ones to flourish personally and professionally in their scientific participation particularly in getting postgraduate scholarships, participation in local, regional and international scientific activities, and to be members of YWASTD and OWSD.
I will work to be motivational model for OWSD members as well as to non OWSD members to be members as a woman representing many of the OWSD goals, specifically as being one of the OWSD PhD fellow and Elsevier-OWSD-TWAS awardee in Life Silences for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World as a representative of the Arab region as well as having successful networking scientific relations as a facilitator in the NAS (National Academy of Science-USA)-TWAS educational institute in the Responsible Conduct of Science and Research with facilitators from USA, UK and Egypt. Furthermore, I will strive to strengthen women scientists’ participation through my position as World Health Organization expert and a member of Network of Regional Experts in Non Communicable Diseases Surveillance and UNISCO Country Focal Point and Advisory Board Member of the Bioethics Network on Women's Issues in the Arab Region (BiNWIAR). I will initiate actions to bring women scientists into full participation in the mainstream of scientific and technological leadership and advancement nationally –through our National Chapter– and regionally –through supporting establishment of strong national chapters and various networking activities– and globally through my networking relations.