The Organisation for Women in Science for the developing world (OWSD) South African National Chapter

The Organisation for Women in Science for 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 constituted by a group of OWSD members who aim to increase and promote female participation in science and technology (S&T) professions, in scientific leadership, and in the decision-making process at the national level.

objectives

  • Increase the participation of women in developing countries in scientific and technological research, teaching and leadership 
  • Promote the recognition of the scientific and technological achievements of women scientists and technologists in developing countries 
  • Promote collaboration and communication among women scientists and technologists in developing countries and with the international scientific community as a whole 
  • Increase access of women in developing countries to the socio-economic benefits of science and technology
  • Promote participation of women scientists and technologists in the development of their country
  • Increase understanding of the role of science and technology in supporting women’s development activities

Taken from the ‘OWSD Statutes and Rules of Procedure’ , approved June 29, 2017

Close Menu