Funding Opportunity under the Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS)

The Department of Mathematics and Physics announces a new grant under the Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS).

ISP will support the newly initiated Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS), started by ISP graduate and mathematician Dr Betty Nannyonga, Department of Mathematics, Makerere University.

The network consists of female researchers in mathematics and physics from universities in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. With the belief and slogan “basic sciences for all” the network envisions to be leading in creating gender balance representation in the basic sciences, on all levels from primary to tertiary education in East Africa.

The initiative will create a firm base of fast thinking female scientists, because when you train a woman, you train a nation. Cultural and social barriers are hindering girls from pursuing science, and the myth that math is hard and most suitable for boys is one that needs to be permanently killed, says network initiator Betty Nannyonga.

ISP is looking forward to following and taking part in the network’s important work, starting with an awareness creating marathon for gender equality in Kampala in March 2019.

For more details contact Dr. Betty Nannyonga, Email: bnk@cns.mak.ac.ug