Empowering female scientists in Egypt and beyond

This month, Elsevier Connect is exploring “how science can build a sustainable future.” In fact, gender diversity is key to sustainability and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Recently, Elsevier was a sponsor and presenter at major event on this topic in Egypt.

The 1st International Conference on Woman in Science Without Borders drew about 400 participants from 24 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America to discuss and promote the effective role of women in the field of scientific research.

The timing was chosen to coincide with the Egyptian Mother’s Day on March 21 as well as the Year of the Egyptian Woman – with an agenda that supports the socio-economic empowerment and fair rights and representation of women.

The conference was held under the patronage of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Dr. Mahmoud Sakr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.

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