Women 'Under-Represented' in Science Sector


The numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world's leading economies and countries at the forefront of technical advancement have failed to open up their knowledge societies to women, a report says.

In South Africa, 28 per cent of science academy members were women in 2010, while in most other countries women represented less than 12 per cent of science academy members (file photo).

Documents

  • Africa:  Women Scientists Receive Joint Funding From Gates Foundation and USAID

    African Women in Agricultural Research and Development, 18 October 2012

    African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) today announced that its program, which develops the research and leadership skills of top women agricultural ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Sh1.6 Billion Boost for Women Scientists

    The Star, 20 October 2012

    The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Programme has received a Sh1.6 billion grant. The money will support more agricultural women scientists. read more »

  • Kenya:  Microsoft Introduces Girls to World of Technology

    The Star, 17 October 2012

    MICROSOFT'S Digigirlz day introduced over 200 young girls from high schools in Nairobi county to the latest world technologies and innovation. read more »

  • Namibia:  Microsoft Holds ICT Day for Girls

    New Era, 26 September 2012

    Microsoft organisation Women of West, East and Central Africa (Wow) held an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) day for girls "DigiGirlz" on Thursday. read more »

  • Tanzania:  New Information Technology Should Empower Women

    Tanzania Daily News, 14 May 2011

    Amazingly, technology has taken the world to another level of sharing information with little cost, but with the same effects and impact. A video conference was recently held in ... read more »

  • Africa:  Why Are Women and Girls Shying Away From ICT?

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 7 June 2012

    ICT presents women with a world of opportunities as it underpins the platforms of almost every sector that women participate in, said social activist, Nidhi Tandon. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Women in ICT Honoured

    The New Times, 11 May 2012

    Four Rwandan women were on Wednesday evening awarded for their exceptional efforts in Information Communication Technology (ICT) at an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ... read more »