Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka to deliver keynote address at Women in Science Awards gala dinner in Sandton

As part of celebrating Women’s Month, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the Women in Science Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton, on Thursday, 11 August 2016.

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Through these awards, the DST recognises and rewards the achievements of South African women in science and research. The awards are aimed at profiling women scientists and researchers as role models for younger scientists and researchers.

Given the low number of women scientists and researchers, the awards also encourage younger women to remain in science-related careers.

This year the theme is “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development”. Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, will address the event.

Source: allafrica.com

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