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The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the Third World Organisation for Women in Science (TWOWS now OWSD) hosted a two-day workshop for Women for Science in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 November to 1 December 2009. The workshop brought together women scientists and members of various academies drawn from over ten African countries. The workshop also laid out women’s perceptions and experiences and identified barriers to the advancement of women in science. 

NASAC-TWOWS Women for Science Workshop ReportTitle:  NASAC-TWOWS Women for Science Workshop Follow-up on the InterAcademy Council Report Recommendations and Supported by the InterAcademy Panel: Proceedings Report
Published by: The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
Publication date: 2010
Publication type: Proceedings Report
Aims/Objectives:  The objective of the two-day workshop was to present the IAC published report on Women for Science whose mandate was to propose what academies should do to remedy the widespread underrepresentation of women in science and technology (S&T). The report brings out the key areas of focus for TWOWS as promoting women leadership in S&T to advance their careers, in addition to enhancing fellowships and grants to women. Funded by IAP, TWOWS is working with regional academy networks to develop follow-up activities on the IAC recommendations.
Collaborators:  The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS)
Full report available here: PDF