24/02/2020. This Nigerian scientist is one of the new 16 African researchers of the Sciencebywomen program who will join the teams of different Spanish research centers in the next few weeks.
Esther Oluwafunmilayo Makine is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2013, she obtained a PhD in Ecology and Environmental Science, with specialization in Space Applications, from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.
In 2017, she was awarded a Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Environment at the University of York, United Kingdom.
At the Deusto Institute of Technology in Bilbao, with the support of Diputación Foral de Vizcaya, will conduct research aimed at optimizing the use of surface and subsurface water for sustainable agriculture in Nigeria using geographical information systems.
Deustotech has been in the program for three years, so Doctor Makinde will be the third African scientist to develop her research at this prestigious center, side by side with Spanish researchers.
SciencebyWomen was launched in 2014 with the aim of encouraging African women scientists’ access to science and technology, supporting them in their careers, making visible their achievements and promoting their leadership in the International Scientific Community.
To this end we count on the collaboration of 19 of the most prestigious Spanish Research Centers, the majority having the Severo Ochoa label, that guarantees excellence in scientific research in various fields.
SciencebyWomen was launched in 2014 with the purpose of training African women researchers and scientists in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and enabling them to play a leading role in Africa’s transition to a knowledge- and innovation-based economy.
Since its inception, 5 editions have been released, from which 57 African women scientists have benefited, making it clear that there are great women scientists and researchers in Africa. They only need to be offered the same opportunities that men enjoy