ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an independent, nonprofit and non –governmental body based at the offices of TWAS, in Trieste, Italy.
It was founded in 1989 and it is the first international forum to unite eminent women scientists from both the developing and the developed world with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.
OWSD provides research training, career development and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers.
OWSD has many chapters of which FUTA chapter is one. OWSD FUTA chapter works hand in hand with CEGIST (Centre for Gender Issues in Science and Technology) to organize seminars and programmes focused on encouraging the female gender to pick up careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in order to contribute their quota to the development of the nation.