May 29, 2019
The Cameroon National Chapter of OWSD was established in March 2019, hosted at the University of Yaounde I.
The first Executive Committee of the National Chapter will be formed by:
Chair: Elvira Hortense Biye, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I
Vice Chair: Linda Dyorisse Nyamen, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I
Secretary: Nangah Che Randy, Ministry of Scientific Research (MIPROMALO)
Treasurer: Bridinette Thiodjio Sendja Fandio, National Advanced School of Engineering, University of Yaounde I
Among the activities planned by the Executive Committee are: setting up STEM clubs in secondary schools; collecting data on gender statistics and participation of women in STEM research; teaching and governance; advocating for policies for gender mainstreaming in science and women's equal access to educational training and resources; and providing training and resources for women scientists, for career development and work-life balance.
At the time of establishment, OWSD had 191 members in Cameroon. Women scientists in Cameroon who are not already members of OWSD can become members here. Members who are interested in joining the National Chapter are invited to contact Nangah Che Randy at r5nanga [at] yahoo.com.