Join us in empowering women in science in Africa, in strengthening science on critical freshwater resources, and in broadening the scope of scientists. Your donations will contribute to bringing between 5-20 (funding dependent) female African freshwater researchers/experts to the 2020 IAGLR conference.
The African Great Lakes provide food, employment, and drinking water for millions of people. These lakes are in peril, threatening the people’s ability to realize their own livelihoods, justice, equity, democracy, and peace. To help arrest and reverse the environmental degradation of the Great Lakes and their basins, it is necessary to ensure that a capable and knowledgeable research and management community is active within the region, and that this community is sustainable in perpetuity.
Historically, women have been disenfranchised from work in the sciences, reducing the perspective, knowledge, and efforts of one major portion of our population. We are not going to advance very far with such limited perspectives trying to solve critical issues facing our natural resources.
Thus, the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education is creating one of the most comprehensive, long-term, collaborative networks protecting freshwater resources in the world, and specifically focusing on enhancing the participation of women scientists.
Therefore, ACARE and its partners are inviting between 5-20 African students and early career women to attend one of the world's largest freshwater science conferences, to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 8-12, 2020. The conference is the International Association for Great Lakes Research: http://iaglr.org/iaglr2020/
Your donations will contribute to bringing female African freshwater researchers/experts to the 2020 IAGLR conference.
Anticipated costs for each participant are as follows:
Support for one participant will be around $3,000 and includes:
Round-trip flight from their home country (Average ~$1500 from Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe) Registration to the conference (~$250) Room and board for the conference (~$1,100) Visa and other travel documentation ($50-100)
To learn more about this campaign, the women applicants, and the specific activities and process, please visit our website: https://www.agl-acare.org/iaglr-2020women
To learn more about ACARE, please visit www.agl-acare.org
Jess Ives, ACARE Director of Operations Steph Smith, Strategic Advisor