International Day of Women In Science

International Day of Women in Science

Starting 2019, AIMS will officially celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science across centres, programs and initiative.

On 11th February 2019, AIMS celebrated this special day by launching a publication for women in climate science, ‘New Interventions for a Changing World: Celebrating African Women Scientists on the Frontlines of Climate Change.’

This publication gives a platform to profile outstanding women in climate science and provide inspiring role models for girls in STEM. The book aims to inspire and encourage girls to pursue science by demonstrating the scientific excellence of women scientists across the continent.

The launch of the publication featured an all-female panel including two of AIMS’ climate change science fellows Dr, Nana Brown Klutse, Senior Research Scientist at Ghana Space Science & Technology Institute of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and Dr Jessica Nosizwe Paula Rose, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Colorado State University and University of Cape Town. Also on the panel were Yvette Ishimwe, the founder of Iriba Clean Water Delivery in Kigali – Rwanda, and Director General Coletha U Ruhamva from the Rwanda Environment Management Authority.

The central theme discussed at the event was the challenges that continually eliminate women in science and how they could be addressed.

To download the first edition of the publication click here.