Ellas Investigan at the El Escorial Summer Courses


Madrid, May 5. Ellas Investigan will present the conference “African female scientists for sustainable development: proposals and challenges” on July 4 at the El Escorial Summer School. The main objectives of this initiative are: making the skills and talent of African women scientists visible and promoting their leadership. As well as learning about the challenges and opportunities faced by the continent in relation to the SDGs.Mobility and horizontal and bidirectional scientific transfer are essential to face the current challenges. That is why strengthening scientific cooperation is a key element; in this case between Spain and Africa. The conference will be opened by the President of the Foundation, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant. The meeting will feature lectures by María Blasco, Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) and Assumpta Chinwe Nwanya, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and beneficiary of the “Ellas Investigan” program at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB).On the other hand, the round table “N.O.W. IS AFRICA (Network of Women Innovating In Science In Africa): from the laboratory to a diverse and inclusive society”, moderated by Anna Fumarola, will be composed by Maryke Labuschagne, Badiaa Ait Ahmed, Sifau Adenike Adejumo and Anissa Aouni. Each of them are teachers and researchers from different African universities and beneficiaries of the program.Ellas Investigan, which this year launches its eighth edition, continues to grow steadily, committed to promoting the science by African women.You can find the program of the conference and register here: https://cursosveranoucm.com/cursos/71401/

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