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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 […]

African Development Bank (AfDB) – International Women’s Day (2015)

Dr. Rasekoala was invited by the African Development Bank as an Expert and Resource person on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) for the International Women’s Day (IWD), 6 March, 2015 Series of Events at the Bank Head Office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Dr. Rasekoala also contributed to the Roundtable Session on ‘AfDB Investments for […]

African Gong Signs MOU with AIMS-South Africa: Strengthening our Partnerships for Pan-African Science Communication Advancement

African Gong has established a new partnership with AIMS-South Africa to further enhance the programmatic delivery framework of both organisations, with a particular focus on advancing the communication of Mathematics and upscaling the public engagement skills and capacities of AIMS Lecturers, Students and Researchers. The partnership has been formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

African Gong Signs MOU with the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET)

African Gong has signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET), on the 28 July, 2016, in Lagos, Nigeria. Purpose & Objectives of MOU The MOU is aimed at mutually promoting our joint efforts in advancing science communication and the public learning and understanding of science (PLUS) in […]