ICESCO and UNESCO Discuss the Implementation Mechanisms of a Joint Project to Support Women in Science
25 February 2023
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and UNESCO’s Regional Office in Rabat held a meeting, on Friday 24 February 2023, to discuss the implementation mechanisms of a joint project to support and strengthen the presence of women and girls in the field of science.
ICESCO was represented at the meeting by Ms. Amira El-Fadil, Head of the Partnerships and International Cooperation Sector, Dr. Ahmed Said Bah, Advisor to the Director General for Partnerships and International Cooperation, Supervisor of the General Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, Head of the Education Sector, Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head of the Science and Technology Sector, Ms. Sally Mabrouk, Director of the Office of the Director-General, Ms. Fahmida Fayza, Programs Manager at the Social and Human Sciences Sector, and Ms. Doha Mghabbar, from the Center for Strategic Foresight. UNESCO Office for the Maghreb was represented by its Director, Mr. Eric Falt, and Mr. Mohamed Alaoui, Science Program Specialist.
During the meeting, ICESCO representatives reviewed the main axes to be included in the said project as well as the implementation means and schedule.
For his part, Dr. Falt stressed the willingness of the Office to make every effort, within the framework of the strategic partnership with ICESCO, to ensure the success of the project in order to fulfill the objectives and aspirations of both parties and strengthen the status of women in science.
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