Women: Making a Difference in Nuclear Science in Africa
Despite Challenges, More Women Succeed in Science
They are successful, intelligent and determined. And for many, Sarah Nafuna and Jane Mubanga Chinkusu are the role models and the source of inspiration for women pursuing a career in science.
Sarah is a chemical engineer from Uganda and Jane is a chemist from Zambia. Both women serve as their countries’ National Liaison Officers (NLOs) to the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation. An NLO is the primary contact between the Agency and a Member State on all issues related to the planning, formulation and implementation of technical cooperation programmes within the country.
As NLO’s, Sarah and Jane occupy leading positions with considerable responsibilities in the governments of their respective countries, and both have built successful careers as scientists in their respective fields. They embody the proof that women in developing countries can succeed in…
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