REGION SCIENTISTS LAUNCH WEBSITE

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Women scientists, engineers and technologists from different African countries have launched a website to help them network. The networking was facilitated by Gender Advisory Board (GAB) East Africa sub-region.

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms Bakoko Bakoru launched the website: www.gabafrica.org. Participants at the function included women scientists from Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda among others.

The launch was at the close of a three-day Gender Advisory Board (GAB) East African Sub-regional workshop on Gender, Science and Technology held at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel recently.

"The site will be fed with up-to-date data on science and technological developments from different research groups. This information collected will help us in the region to gain more skills," Eng. Proscovia Njuki, the Acting Executive Director of GAB said.

She said most economies in the region were being affected by the gender gaps in science, technical and technological courses. Bakoko said the government was ready to support women scientists in the developments.

"Science and technology are critical factors in regional and national development. These play a major role in contributing to the Gross Domestic Product," she said

allafrica.com