WOMEN IN SCIENCE & RESEARCH WORKSHOP APPLICATION.
Request for application for a one-day ‘Women in Science and Research’ Workshop 5th May 2017
Compared to their male counterparts, women are underrepresented in science and research. Globally only 30% of the world’s researchers are women, of which only 8% reside in developing countries (UNESCO, 2014). In Uganda, the gender distribution in research is 26% women, and 74% men, which indicates an unacceptable gender imbalance. Percentage of female and male PhD graduates are 38% and 66%, and the percentage of total female and male research and development personnel are 28% and 72% respectively. The Uganda vision 2030 stresses the importance of mainstreaming gender in science, technology, innovations, and research. However, female academic and research staff continue to lack orientation, networking opportunities, and role models to motivate them into research and scientific leadership.
ATTEMPTS TO ADDRESS THE GAP
The Faculty of Computing and Informatics MUST is accepting applications for attending a one-day ‘Women in Science and Research’ workshop scheduled for 5th May 2017 from 9am to 5pm at MUST. Application is open to female staff from MUST and other surrounding Universities such as Bishop Stuart University Kakoba, St. Joseph University Nyamitanga, and Kampala International University. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear, interact, and connect with female role models, who will share their science and research career lived experiences. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please complete and submit the following form not later than 26th April 2017.
This workshop is funded by the Queen of England (Patron’s fund) in collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For more information, email the workshop coordinator Dr. Angella Musiimenta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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