Madrid, 16th of July. Today, after five editions of great success, The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, is launching the 6th Edition of SCIENCE BY WOMEN program, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centers in their home countries.
Considering the exceptional challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the fellowships are focused on the research and innovation carried out by African women scientists from the diverse and interdisciplinary approaches.
To achieve this ambitious goal, FMxA collaborates with the Spanish Centers of Excellence, whose prestige is unanimously recognized throughout Spain and internationally, thereby ensuring excellence in scientific research in various fields as health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change. Each of these centers will host 1 senior woman researcher with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience for a six-month fellowship.
To the 57 beneficiaries of the previous 5 editions, the 19 of the 6th edition will be added, making a total of 76 beneficiaries.
This edition begins with special force, as the NOWISAFRICA (Network of Women Scientists Innovating in Africa) network has been recentlyformed, which brings together this large number of scientists linked to the program since 2015.
Women for Africa want to publicly thanks to SCIENCE BY WOMAN partners and educational centers, the support offered to this program, especially in these difficult times of coronavirus.
With the sponsorship of the firms CLH y ENDESA, as well as the public bodies Provincial Council of Bizkaia, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, and the Government of the Canary Islands through its Canary Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI).