• 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 various governments/agencies globally.
  • Enhancing the delivery of mentoring and support networks for African female academics and researchers in STEM, particularly at early and mid-career levels.
  • Engendering skills, capacities and competencies for public engagement practices, capacity building in Science Communication, scientific outreach and research publication and dissemination.
  • Contributing to critical awareness, exchanges, and transformative knowledge development and capacity on gender equity and equality in STEM fields, in African academia and research.
  • Providing a space for dynamic exchanges and networking where African female academics and researchers can share their perspectives and particular experiences and thus, engender inspiring and empowering innovations for the engagement of their agencies and capacities. This will also enhance the visibility of African female academics and researchers.
  • Engendering and inculcating entrepreneurial skills, mind-sets and know-how in African female academics and researchers, particularly with regard to the commercialisation of their research outcomes/products, thus generating enhanced impacts and entrepreneurial pathways for their academic/research outputs and progression.
  • Creating a high-level knowledge hub and opportunities for academic publications in leading international journals under the theme “Academia and research through a gendered lens”.
  • Capturing, sharing and disseminating knowledge for women’s advancement in academia and research in Africa.
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