News & Events Filter by: Event News Region - Any -AfricaLatin America & CaribbeanArab CountriesAsia & PacificOther Countries Leave blank for all. Otherwise, the first selected term will be the default instead of "Any". News November 14, 2016 New TWAS prize for women goes to a chemist from Ghana TWAS 27th Annual Meeting is being hosted this year in Kigali, Rwanda, and at the opening ceremony today prize winners received praise from Rwandan President Paul Kagame. News October 13, 2016 Not Just Marie Curie! Top particle physicist Rohini Godbole explains why we must stop undervaluing women in physics and maths News August 29, 2016 Deadline Extended for 2017 Awards for Women Scientists in Engineering, Innovation and Technology Nominations now accepted until 15 September for the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards. This year for the first time the awards are in engineering, innovation and technology. News May 23, 2016 Pictures from the OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference Photos and video from the OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference News May 18, 2016 OWSD Elects Regional Vice Presidents for 2016-2020 Olubukola Oluranti Babalola, Nashwa Eassa, Atya Kapley and Jana Rodriguez Hertz elected OWSD Regional Vice Presidents for 2016-2020. News May 18, 2016 Jennifer Thomson is elected new OWSD President Prof. Jennifer Thomson of South Africa is elected the organization's new president for the period 2016-2020. News April 29, 2016 Shortlist Announced for the new OWSD Executive Board! A shortlist of 17 candidates for the 2016-2010 OWSD executive board has been approved by OWSD President, Fang Xin. Candidates were selected by a special Nominations Committee. News April 04, 2016 New National Assessments on Gender and STI for East Africa released Studies on factors affecting women’s participation in STI are completed for four East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.