The African Network of Women in Astronomy (AfNWA) aims to improve the status of women in science in Africa and to use astronomy to inspire more girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). With AfNWA we want to ensure the future participation of girls and women at all levels in the advancement of astronomy and science in Africa. AfNWA was established in September 2020 as one of the committees under the African Astronomical Society (AfAS).

AfNWA is currently seeking 3 new members to serve voluntarily on the Board. All gender identities are welcome to join the Board, without nationality restrictions, but members must be at least PhD students in astronomy or at a higher stage of their professional career. We need committed members, willing to lead and actively participate in AfNWA activities and decisions. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the AfNWA Board, please fill out this form:

The deadline for applications is February 23, 2024.

Please refer to the AfNWA-AfAS Terms of Reference (ToR) before applying for more information on the Committee and the responsibilities of the Board.

Thank you in advance for your willingness and motivation to join us.

AfNWA Board