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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

Meet Our Members

Our 500 Members in South Africa


47

Agricultural Sciences

52

Chemical Sciences

52

Mathematical Sciences

52

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

21

Astronomy Space and Earth Sciences

9

Computing and Information Technology

9

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

9

Women, Science and Development

5

Biological Systems and Organisms

36

Engineering Sciences

36

Physics

36

Other

88

Biological Systems and Organisms

30

Interdisciplinary

30

Social and Economic Sciences

Full Members

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. 

Affiliate Members

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.

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