OWSD South Africa National Chapter
Shaping the future of South Africa by contributing to conversations and actions that advance gender equality and equity, with a specific emphasis on the contributions, aspirations, needs and abilities of women in science, technology and innovation.
What We Do
Increase the participation of women in developing countries in scientific and technological research, teaching and leadership
Increase access of women in developing countries to the socio-economic benefits of science and technology
Promote the recognition of the scientific and technological achievements of women scientists and technologists in developing countries
Promote the participation of women scientists and technologists in the development of their country
Promote collaboration and communication among women scientists and technologists in developing countries and with the international scientific community as a whole
Increase understanding of the role of science and technology in supporting women’s development activities
Our 500 Members in South Africa
Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Astronomy Space and Earth Sciences
Computing and Information Technology
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Women, Science and Development
Biological Systems and Organisms
Biological Systems and Organisms
Social and Economic Sciences
are women scientists from developing countries who have completed a master’s degree or higherin the natural sciences (including engineering, technology and innovation) or social sciences and who are committed to the objectives of OWSD. Click here to see the list of full members. Full members can vote in the OWSD General Assemblies to elect new members of the OWSD executive board; this is the only category with voting rights.
are women scientists from developing countries who have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the natural sciences (including engineering, technology and innovation) or social sciences and who are committed to the objectives of OWSD. Affiliate members can advance to become Full Members upon completion of a master’s degree (or equivalent) and, consequentially, will receive voting rights.
Friends of OWSD
are women and menfrom developed and developing countries across all disciplines (including science, social science, arts and humanities) who are committed to promoting the objectives of OWSD and who are not eligible for the Affiliate or Full membership categories. Friends of OWSD are encouraged to engage with OWSD and its members through other support activities (mentoring, fundraising, networking, promoting). They can maintain their online profile on www.owsd.net for visibility and communication purposes.
- OWSD SA NC Members and Covid-19Ms Caroline Pule Our OWSD SA NC vice-chair, Caroline Pule who is also a Medical Scientist doing research on Tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance at Stellenboch University has joined the CrowdFight COVID-19 team in response to COVID-19 pandemic. She joined becauseContinue reading “OWSD SA NC Members and Covid-19”
- SFSA2018: Gender Equality is imperative for the Advancement of STI for Development: 13-December 2018This session was sponsored by Gender in Science, Innovation, Technology and Engineering (GenderInSITE), and hosted together with Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) South African National Chapter (SANC); both of which are hosted by the AcademyContinue reading “SFSA2018: Gender Equality is imperative for the Advancement of STI for Development: 13-December 2018”
- SFSA2018: Women in Science, Engineering and Technology- a SADC perspective: 13-December 2018This session was sponsored by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), GenderInSITE and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa. The session was well attended by 85 participants. The panel discussion focused on discussing theContinue reading “SFSA2018: Women in Science, Engineering and Technology- a SADC perspective: 13-December 2018”