Call for Nominations: ‘African Women in Science E-Book’ Mawazo Institute

The Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya, is seeking nominees for its upcoming E-book profiling of African women who are using science to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mawazo Institute is looking for exceptional female African researchers, practitioners, innovators, educators, tinkerers, and makers of all stripes who are helping the public and decision-makers navigate the current crises. This includes women who are working on research into the virus and its vaccines, as well as those engineering policy solutions that help mitigate the socio-economic and political effects of the pandemic, and much more.
Nominees’ work will have a focus on building long-term resilience to future crises on the continent and will showcase the many ways that African women engage in science and the deep influence of science over our daily lives. Scientists may be located on, or off the continent at the time of nomination.
  • The selected scientists will have their work and profiles featured in a digital media campaign and a commemorative e-publication.
  • The media campaign will run across Mawazo Institute platforms and those of our partner organizations.
  • Scientists may also be selected to highlight their work and scientific journey on other Mawazo platforms and events, including the Nairobi Ideas Podcast, and receive compensation for this.

Nominees must be:

  • Citizens of an African country
  • Women
  • Passionate leaders and visionaries within their fields or society at large
Nomination Process

Nomination forms are available below. Eligible scientists may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Incomplete nomination forms or nominations that do not adhere to the requirements specified will not be considered.

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To submit a nomination, click here.

Submission Deadlines: February 5, 2021.
For more information, visit the official site.
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