The Chairperson, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Uganda National Chapter invites you all to join the celebrations to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
THEME:“Career Advancement Challenges, Opportunities, and Experiences of Women and Girls in Sciences and Leadership in Uganda”
Date and Time: Friday, 11th February 2022 from 12:30pm-17:00pm EAT
GUEST OF HONOUR: Dr Monica Musenero, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND LAUNCH OF THE OWSD UGANDA NATIONAL CHAPTER: Prof. Olubokola Babalola, Vice President, OWSD, Africa Region
The OWSD Uganda National Chapter is hosted at the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
On 22 December 2015, the UN General Assembly decided to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology, through Resolution A/RES/70/212. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. The Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.