AfNWA-ISP 2023 awards recognise outstanding early career and senior women in astronomy in Africa

12 April 2024 The African Network for Women in Astronomy (AfNWA) is delighted to announce Dr Brenda Namumba as the winner of the “Prof. Carolina Ödman-Govender Early Career Award” and Prof. Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane as the winner of the “Senior Award” for Women in Astronomy in Africa. The nomination acknowledges Dr Namumba’s and Prof. Chennaoui …

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AfNWA Women in Astronomy in Africa Book

In preparation for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly (GA) 2024, the first GA to be held in Africa (6-15 August 2024, Cape Town, South Africa), the African Network of Women in Astronomy (AfNWA) is planning to design an attractive storytelling book on professional female astronomers in Africa. The aim of this book is, …

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AfNWA Call for Board Members

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 …

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2023 WOMEN IN ASTRONOMY AWARDS

The African Network for Women in Astronomy (AfNWA), a sub-committee of the African Astronomical Society (AfAS), in collaboration with the International Science Programme (ISP), Uppsala University, Sweden is delighted to invite nominations for the 2023 Women in Astronomy in Africa awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise and support the scientific achievements and …

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AfNWA Board: Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference between the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the African Network for Women in Astronomy (AfNWA) are now available here. It has been approved by the AfNWA Board and AfAS Executive Committee members on October 19, 2023. For your convenience, the Terms of Reference are now available here, and you can download …

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