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Ecsite Advocacy Group on Diversity, Equity and Social Inclusion

African Gong has been an active member of the ever growing Ecsite Advocacy Group on Diversity, Equity and Social Inclusion, which is made up of Ecsite members committed to leading and driving innovation and transformation in their institutions on these critical inclusion parameters. The Group was formed as a direct outcome of the Keynote Address […]

WAFIRA Institutional Impacts – ‘Mainstreaming WAFIRA in African Universities’

A good number of WAFIRA Facilitators, Mentors and Alumni have undertaken very high-level and strategic projects, with the support of senior management/ administration in their Universities, to institutionalise, systematise and mainstream gender equality procedures, paradigms, indicators, and institutional capacity-building mechanisms, hence building on the impacts of the WAFIRA programme. Eight of these ‘WAFIRA Champions’ were […]

WAFIRA – Concept Framework

WAFIRA is a highly innovative and African-centric capacity-building and training programme designed to meet the leadership development, career aspirations and professional development needs of African women in STEM, in academia and research. WAFIRA also aims to enhance the delivery of mentoring and support networks to advance the careers, progression and retention of women researchers and […]

Aims and Objectives of WAFIRA

Advancing the careers, progression and retention of African female academics and researchers in STEM fields. Encouraging African female academics and researchers with regards to applying for international scholarships/research grants. Increasing the application and success rates of African female academics and researchers in international exchange and scholarship programmes, and other such international academic programmes offered by […]

Background & Antecedents

The Women’s Advancement Forum: International Exchanges, Research & Academia (WAFIRA) programme was Co-initiated in 2014, by Dr. Elizabeth Rasekoala (President of African Gong), as a direct response to address the under-representation of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship and exchange support programmes, with the […]

African Union Commission (AUC) – 8th African Union Pre-Summit on Gender

Dr. Rasekoala was invited by the African Union Commission-Human Resources Science & Technology (AUC-HRST) as an Expert and Stakeholder representative to the 8th African Union Pre-Summit on Gender (African Ministers’ of Gender & Women Affairs and Experts) to deliver a Panel Presentation for the Session on ‘Girls and Women’s Education in Africa with Emphasis on […]

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) – 8th Joint AUC-ECA Conference of Ministers

Dr. Rasekoala was invited by the UNECA as an Expert Panel member for the 8th Joint AUC-ECA Conference of Ministers, High Level Policy Dialogue on ‘Making Agenda 2063 work for African Women: What needs to be done’. Dr. Rasekoala’s presentation was entitled ‘How can Science & Technology be used to unlock women’s potential?’ Dr. Rasekoala […]