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The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), IAP: the global network of science academies, and OWSD hosted the Second NASAC Women in Science Working Group in Nairobi in 2011, attended by representatives from South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, US, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Mexico.

All representatives presented progress reports on the state of women in STI in their countries, and specifically in alignment to the recommendations of the Working Group meeting in 2009.

NASAC

Mentoring of young girls, profiling women scientists, alignment of gender with academy activities, information dissemination, the need for a database of women scientists in each NASAC member country, and a policy document on the state of women in science and technology in NASAC member countries were identified as key activities of the Working Group in the region. Data collection on the state of women in science within academies in Africa, and compilation of database of women scientists in the region have been undertaken since 2012.