African Women in Science (AWIS)

Strengthening women in science, management, and policy on the African Great Lakes

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Hosted by IISD-ACARE, African Women in Science (AWIS) is a 10-month program designed by women, for women, to support the interests, needs, and goals of students and early-career scientists working on Africa’s large lakes and freshwater issues.  

We need YOU to help fund the inaugural year of this program. 

Your gift to build the AWIS program will:  

  • Connect early-career scientists with mentors in their chosen field. 

  • Build these scientists’ professional capacity through expert training in leadership; media relations; writing for science, policy, and public outreach; and meeting facilitation. 

  • Cultivate a community of peer support to reduce isolation and attrition. 

  • Support participants in presenting their work at international conferences and integrating into the larger scientific community. 

  • Grow networks to strengthen freshwater research and policy. 

  • Directly benefit 18 scientists in this first cohort and each subsequent group of women. 

  • Strengthen scientific collaboration around 25% of the global freshwater supply. 

Yes, I want to lift up women in science for the African Great Lakes and their tributaries!

Your gift of $30 will help cover internet connection costs and tech support for an AWIS participant!

Your gift of $50 will pay for a scientist to take part in the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Conference!

Your gift will help build the AWIS program. 

Your gift will help build the AWIS program. 

Your donation of $250 will help connect early-career women scientists with mentors in their area of work!

Your gift will help build the AWIS program. 

A gift of $3,500 will fully fund one early-career scientist’s AWIS participation this year!

Giving from Canada? Visit our IISD-ACARE site to make a tax deductible gift in Canada.

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If you are an organization or business that would like to donate financially, in-kind, or otherwise, please contact us.

All donations from the United States are tax deductible.