The African Academy of Sciences – a pan-African, non-aligned, supranational organization is conducting a study in Africa to assess factors contributing to or inhibiting womens' careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa. The study aims to identify the challenges and opportunities that women in STEM face through their career.
The study's investigators are seeking the participation of women working in STEM fields in Africa, by answering questions in an online survey. They are looking for female faculty staff, female students pursuing STEM related careers, women who are in Science industries, Research and other STEM-related institutions and agencies both in the public and private sector to share their experiences.
Please click the link below to complete the survey:
The study's objectives are to:
1. Identify facilitating and inhibiting factors for Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics in Africa.
2. Explore strategies that are in place or can be developed to help with recruitment, retention and success of young girls and women in scientific fields in Africa.
3. Document policy, legislative and organizational initiatives that can significantly reduce the gender gap in STEM in Africa.
Please circulate this post to female colleagues and friends working or studying in STEM fields and on social media to show support for this important initiative!
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