The second Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors (FAWoVC) was held on October 21, 2018 in Nairobi. The preeminent leadership and networking event with a continental reach was founded in 2016 as a way of helping women surmount the prevailing societal and cultural barriers to leadership in Africa. Under the theme "Aligning African Universities to Accelerate the Attainment of Transformation Agenda 2063", the Nairobi forum was held as a side event of the RUFORUM 2018 Biennial Conference. This second forum attracted over thirty (30) participants from the African continent, unlike the first one where only ten (10) women Vice Chancellors participated. Participants were drawn from universities in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Malawi, Sudan, Cameroon, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ghana, Liberia, Botswana and Algeria. The Forum featured a number of speakers who touched on various subjects aligned to the theme and objectives of the organization including: women under-representation in sciences; importance of mentoring young women scientists; and management of higher education institutions in Africa.
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
DAAD, UNESCO, JICA, RUFORUM