The IN, through the Internationalisation Unit and the Equality Commission, participates in the SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme of the WOMEN FOR AFRICA FOUNDATION, which aims to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer, and to build the capacity of research centres in their countries of origin. The ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to address the major challenges facing Africa through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.

Thanks to this programme, they have been able to develop their research projects at the IN during six-month stays:

Dr Nermeen Abuelezz, Unversity of Cairo (Egypt), 2023

Dr Flora Stephano, University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Dr Mansurah Abdulazeez, Bayero University, Kano (Nigeria)

Dr Amal Zohir Abozeid Barakat, Cairo National Research Centre (Egypt)

Dr John-Mary Vianney, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha (Tanzania)