Special Sessions at the 6th East African Astronomical Society Workshop

Two special sessions on women in science have been organised under the 6th East African Astronomical Society Workshop and the Africa-EU Science and Innovation Summit, held virtually in May and June, respectively. More than 50 participants from Africa, Europe, and the rest of the world attended each of the sessions. The two organised sessions gave more …

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Training on Presentation Skills

In May 2021, AfNWA held its second training workshop, about “How to give an impactful Presentation”. The training was attended by 36 enthusiastic participants – 23 women and 13 men. We were lucky to have the training workshop given by by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town with a …

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Training on CV Writing offered

On 22 April AfNWA held its first training for the Network. It was about writing curriculum vitae. The event was oversubscribed and it was decided to run a second one at a later date. The training focused on practical advice for ones own CV, and for applying for jobs, in academia as well as in …

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AfNWA’s first paper published

AS part of the Proceedings of the IAU Symposium 367 on Education and Heritage in the Ear of Big Data in Astronomy, we published the following paper: Inclusive education and research through African Network of Women in Astronomy and STEM for GIRLS in Ethiopia initiatives Mirjana Pović, Vanessa McBride, Priscilla Muheki, Carolina Ödman-Govender, Somaya Saad, Nana Ama Brown Klutse, Aster Tsegaye, Tigist …

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AfNWA Special Session at AfAS2021

We were lucky to host a Special Session about AfNWA at the Annual Conference of the African Astronomical Society. This gave us a lot of food for thought and input from participants. It also cemented our conviction of being open to anyone wishing to join the network, not just women. Below is the description of …

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Official Launch of AfNWA

We are delighted to announce the launch fo the African Network of Women in Astronomy – AfAS AfNWA. We are a committee of the African Astronomical Society and we have set out to network as many women in astronomy and space science as possible across our beautiful continent and abroad. Here is some news coverage …

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Presentation of AfNWA at the IAU Symposium 367

The 367th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union is themed “Education and Heritage in the Era of Big Data in Astronomy”. AfNWA was presented by Prof. Mirjana Povic in the context of her overview talk about the state of Astronomy in Africa. See below for a recording.