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Women in Science

Women Breaking Ceilings: Meet Anne Chisa

Highlighting Anne Chisa, a phenomenal PhD Candidate, Founder and Host of The Root of the Science Podcasts and a Project Kuongoza Mentor. Meet Anne Chisa Anne Chisa is a Malawian and a PhD student in Agricultural Science, specifically Crop Science, at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Her PhD research project involves using...

Women Breaking Ceilings: Meet Engr. Joanna Maduka

Highlighting Engr. Mrs. Joanna Olatumbi Maduka, the first Female COREN Registered Engineer in 1974; first Female Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE), UK; first Female, Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers FNSE; Honorary Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Science Technology, 1987, Honorary Fellow, Yaba College of Technology in 1998 and first Female Fellow,...

Women Breaking Ceilings: Meet Faith February

Highlighting Faith February, a Scientist, PhD candidate (University of Cape Town, SA); Advancing Womxn Postgraduate Fellow, Project Kuongoza Mentor. Meet Faith February In 2002, Faith February obtained her Master’s degree in Physics from Stellenbosch University. She is currently studying towards a Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of Cape Town with the thesis title: Influence...

Project Kuongoza Conference: Raising Young Women and Girls to Lead in STEM

Screenshot of the Project Kuongoza Web Conference to Commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child. Project Kuongoza Web Conference to Commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child It is no doubt that women contribute majorly to the socio-economic development and prosperity of a Nation. In Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA Nations, Girls face multiple...

Women Breaking Ceilings: Meet Nkwenti Pekwang

Highlighting Nkwenti Pekwang, a 1 million Women in STEM Recipient and an Instructor in the Department of Agriculture, IFAMTECH, Cameroon. Nkwenti is a Project Kuongoza Mentor and the Vice Country Curator of STEMi Makers Africa, Cameroon. Meet Nkwenti Pekwang Claudette is an Agricultural technician specializing in Crop Production and a technical teacher in the domain...

Women Breaking Ceilings Series: Meet Kolisa Yola Sinyanya

Highlighting Kolisa Yola Sinyanya, a PhD candidate in Oceanography at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a nominee of the inspiring fifty women in STEM South Africa, 2019. Can we meet You? Kolisa Sinyanya is a PhD candidate in Oceanography at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is a member of UCT’s Advancing...

ADDRESSING THE UNDER-REPRESENTATION OF YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS IN STEM

Today’s world has been referred to as a man’s world where representation of the female gender is insignificant or barely non-existent. The society has given men and boys the supremacy over the other gender by unconsciously spelling out areas, roles and functions that are gender specific all to the detriment of the female gender. The...