The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated
on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration
institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in
science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and
participation in science for women and girls.
This year, the celebration of the Day at University of Ghana –
Legon will gather experts from different sectors and backgrounds including key
scientific partners, talented women scientists, representatives of UNESCO,
Students, Teachers and the general public. The invited speakers and
participants will discuss and examine the issue of gender gap in science.
event is organized by the Greater Accra STMIE in partnership with the Ghana
National Commission for UNESCO, NSBE Ghana, UNESCO, GES, UG, and schools.
Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — from improving health to combating climate change — will rely on harnessing all talent. That means getting more women working in these fields. Diversity in research expands the pool of talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent and creativity. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.