The UNESCO Chair for Women in Science and Technology is a regional non-governmental organization whose activities cover Arab and African countries and was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology. The establishment ceremony was honoured by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO in December 2003. The Chair provides an appropriate environment for transferring knowledge, conducting scientific research, projects, training, and transferring and exchanging regional and global experiences. The vision of the Chair is to empower women in the field of research, application and training of science and technology to achieve sustainable development.

Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) is situated in Khartoum State, in the heart of Sudan. SUST is a distinguished institution of applied sciences, a global center of excellence in scientific research, and committed to community services. SUST provides educational programs in applied knowledge in the fields of Basic, Engineering & Medical sciences, and humanities & natural resources, and keeps pace with modern programs. SUST produces a great deal of original scientific research of practical nature that leads to sustained development and the ability to cope with new technology, thus leading to the emergence of prominent & distinguished scientists of high international calibre and reputation. SUST accomplishes its share in the scientific, technological and industrial development and public services in Sudan, thus serving the community.

WASD signed in 2019 two Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with Sudan University of Science and Technology and the UNESCO Chair for Women in Science and Technology.

United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Online Conference, Thursday 11th February 2021

Venue: Vice Chancellor Office, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Hosted by WASD in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and TechnologyUNESCO Khartoum OfficeUNESCO L’oryeal ProgrammeThe Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO)Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI)Sudan Knowledge (SK).

Target audience: Academics, researchers, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, Women, Youth, students, private sector, business, SMEs, and other stakeholders.