African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG)

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History

Founded 1995, Nairobi (Kenya), as African Association of Women Geoscientists (AAWG).

Aims

Promote the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of geosciences; disseminate information on scientific and technical research and discoveries and promote public understanding of the role of geosciences in Africa's development; establish and maintain relations between African scientists and the international scientific community; provide a forum for discussion and cooperation in geosciences and other related professions in Africa; assist African governments in the quest for capacity building in geosciences and its applications; cooperate with relevant African governments in the formulation of policies and programme designed to encourage the development and application of geosciences for Africa's development; highlight and seek solutions to problems faced specifically by women and grassroots communities in Africa in the area of geosciences; encourage and mobilize support for education, training and research in order to assist African women in their acquisition of specialized skills for leadership in geosciences; identify, promote and advise on the importance and preservation of geological sites in Africa in collaboration with other stakeholders.

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Activities

Events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; awareness raising; networking/liaising; capacity building; guidance/assistance/consulting.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geophysics
    • Geophysics
  • Society
    • Women

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

J0572

Last News Received

2017
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