Welcome to OWSD
OWSD, formerly TWOWS, is the first international forum uniting women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.
'Women Scientists in a Quest for Sustainability and Development' is the title of the OWSD Fifth General Assembly and International Conference to be held in Cuernavaca, Mexico from 17-20 September 2014. All OWSD Members are invited to submit their papers by 29 November 2013.
24 April 2013. The Amir of Kuwait, Al-Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, opened a conference of women scientists and engineers Sunday with an expression of "deep regard for the women's place in the hierarchy with men toward sustainable development."
22 April 2013. TWAS and Lenovo, the Chinese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, are launching the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize to give international recognition to research breakthroughs by individual scientists from developing countries. The deadline for nominations is 10 June.
16 February 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Five medical and life science researchers from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin have won the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for work that could contribute to life-saving knowledge and therapies worldwide.