Gender Summit

African women scientists, thinkers, policy makers and businesswomen met this week to discuss how scientific research and innovation can be used to alleviate poverty and to create economic empowerment on the continent. The delegates met this week in Cape Town at the 5th Gender Summit Africa, aimed at productive conversations on how Africa can realise its full potential in infrastructure, science and other sectors. The summit started on Tuesday and concluding today. Joining us from Cape Town:

• Professor Andre Beraud, researcher at Gendertime Coordination Team. Equal opportunities for women and men in engineering studies and careers in Europe (ECEPIE)
• Dr Sonya Smith, Professor & Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering Principal Investigator, HU ADVANCE-IT
• Dr Elizabeth Rasekoala, Co-Chair, Pan-African Solidarity Education Network (PASEN), International.