Greetings/Dumelang

In March 2018 we will be hosting the 2nd international Women in Science Without Borders (WiSWB)-Indaba (conference) in South Africa as an extension of the WISWB initiative launched in Cairo in 2017. This Indaba is  gender-inclusive.

Global threats and global opportunities regard no borders. If your research is addressing a scientific challenge seeking innovative sustainable solutions to problems that pervade borders, either natural or artificial, this Indaba will provide you with a platform to present it.

A common focus cutting across this Indaba will be on the role women play in influencing positive outcomes within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ecosystem as, amongst others, thought leaders and mentors, researchers, educators and policy makers (see GenderInSITE video).

Our aim is to provide funding for travel and/or accommodation to deserving delegates. Priority will be given to delegates from Africa and other developing countries with emphasis on supporting early to mid-career female researchers.

The conference will span 3-days that will include high-level plenary speakers, panel discussions on challenges in STEM research such as the gender gap, funding, work-life balance, along with technical presentation sessions. All contributed presentations will undergo peer-review prior to being accepted.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to sunny South Africa.

Prof. Sonali Das (Chair of WiSWB-Indaba 2018), CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa Dr. Rachel Chikwamba (Co-Chair of WiSWB-Indaba 2018),  CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa Prof. Amal Amin (Founding Chair of WiSWB),  National Research Center, Cairo,  Egypt