“The world needs science, and science needs women.”

“The world needs science, and science needs women.”

Date 30-April-2017 | Category News & Articles | Author Others

“The world needs science, and science needs women.”

This statement was made by H.E. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) during her address to the 3rd Biennial Conference on Women in Science, Technology and Innovation two weeks ago.

Her message of women’s role in science was loud and clear, and set the stage for the conference.

Organised by the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) under the auspices of UNESCO and under the purview of our Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), this conference invited accomplished women to share their successful innovative solutions in alleviating problems faced by women globally.

Ada Yonath, an extraordinary scientist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009, in an interview said,

“Women make up half the population. I think the world is losing half the human brain power by not encouraging women to go into the sciences.”

Historically, many women have made significant scientific contributions.

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