The African Women for Biosciences (AWfB) is a network of women with interest and passion in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I). It was initiated on April 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya by over 60 Professional Women discussing the role of Biosciences in Kenya. The resounding responsibility that women play in society was the impetus for its establishment.
The network aims to play a significant role in strengthening the capacity of African women to engage and participate in biosciences and policy dialogue for sustainable livelihoods and empowering the resource poor farmer. Currently, the network has membership from Academia, National and International Research Organizations, Ministries and State Departments, Development partners, Media and Private sector service providers. AWfB wishes to expand and include all women with a passion for biosciences as well those at the grassroots. In addition, country chapters will be formed across Africa.
Transformed lives through Biosciences
To empower the African woman as a voice that advocates and impacts policy for public and private sector investment in biosciences for a healthy and prosperous society
AWfB aims to strengthen the capacity of African women to engage and participate in biosciences and policy dialogue for sustainable livelihoods
- To provide a platform for professional women to engage the public on bioscience issues.
- To facilitate participation of women in biosciences policy dialogue.
- To advocate for investment in innovations and bio-enterprises for sustainable livelihoods.
- To facilitate mentorship for upcoming professionals in support of an inclusive scientific workforce.