African women scientists on the move


This project explores how the mobility of African women scientists feeds back into Africa’s development.

  • €19,500 Budget in Euros
  • 2019 Final release date
  • 11 Round winner
  • 11 Locations
  • 6 Durations in months

Doing science in the North of the world is a dream for many African scientists. Europe and the US are taking advantage of some of the best brains of the continent. But for women researchers, international mobility poses special challenges that make it hard to leave and hard to go back. We tell a bunch of stories of outstanding African women scientists "on the move", to tackle questions like: How much of this mobility feeds back into Africa’s development? How much translates into brain drain? What is the
gender dimension of African scientific mobility?

Photo: Agronomist Liz Kizito carrying fruits and leaves of Solanum Aethiopicum in a market in Jinja (Uganda) in February 2019. Credit: Gianluca Battista

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