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The Women for Africa Foundation, in line with its mission to contribute to the development of Africa through the advancement of its women, has launched the sixth edition of the Science by Women programme. The aim is to promote the leadership of African women in scientific and technological research and to build the capacity of research centres in their countries of origin.
PLOCAN will support this programme by offering its facilities to a senior woman researcher with at least three years of post-doctoral experience for a six-month fellowship. The director of PLOCAN will be part of the Governing Board of the programme.
In the five previous editions, 57 women scientists have benefited from the Science by Women programme, which began in 2015, and are now involved in the NOWISAFRICA network (Network of Women Scientists Innovating in Africa).
The programme is sponsored by the Government of the Canary Islands through the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI).