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Madeleine receives a 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO Regional Fellowship for Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Filed under: Bragging, News — Martin Olivier @ 13:41

ICSA member, Madeleine Bihina Bella on Thursday received L’Oréal-UNESCO Regional Fellowship for Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Madeleine with her award certificate

From the press release:

The L’Oréal Corporate Foundation created the For Women in Science partnership with UNESCO in 1998. Since then, over 1 000 women scientists across the globe have been distinguished by the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards or supported in pursuing their careers through the various fellowship programmes.

“UNESCO is very enthusiastic about the Regional Fellowship For Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa because it contributes to the two global priorities of the organisation: The Priority Africa and the Priority Gender Equality. Through these Fellowships we are empowering women in science and ensuring that the scientific community in Africa is inclusive and diverse,” says Professor Joseph Massaquoi, Director for the Regional Bureau for Science in Africa and the President of the Jury for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Regional Fellowships For Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the picture below Madeleine has just received the award from Professor Joseph Massaquoi and is busy talking to Ursula Chikane.

Madeleine receiving her award from Ursula

Madeleine receiving her award

We as ICSA are proud to have one of these holders of a fellowship in our midst. She is not quite wealthy yet, but now she does have some money. And she now helps carry the torch for women in IT. We will support her in whatever way we can to help with this additional claim on her time.

There are some additional pictures on my personal site.

And the story made the newspapers.


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