About wiswb

Our Mission

Women In Science Without Borders (WISWB) is a network of female and male scientists from over 70 countries world-wide. This initiative was founded to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a main focus on gender equality. Women In Science Without Borders has been empowering women in the scientific field, whether youth or seniors, and encouraging excellence and impact. It has worked to establish healthy relations between males and females in scientific communities, taking science as a common template and language for mutual understanding.

It has empowered female scientists with leadership skills, providing them with necessary tools to enhance their action in their workplaces, which will be useful for the whole scientific community on local and international levels. WISWB enhances inter-gender, intergenerational, interregional and interdisciplinary scientific collaborations and considers these aspects the keys for a sustainable future.

WISWB was Founded in 2017 by Professor Amal Amin (Egypt).

"When kids look up to scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level”.

WISWB is a community-based initiative to develop societies through science. Participation is open to all, regardless of gender or age. Using science as a common language to change the world across borders, away from any considerations whether political, religious or cultural. As theoretical physicist and mathematician Brian Greene said, “When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level”.

Over the years, the conference has grown and broadened its focus on the whole spectrum of the SDGs goals. It has contributed to an approach to science and science policy that focuses on inclusion in respect of gender, countries and ages, and to raise the value and impact of scientific research in favor of the sustainable development goals.

The first WISWB was held 2017 in Cairo under auspices of the Egyptian academy for scientific research and technology and co-organized with the Egyptian young academy.In 2018, the second event was held in South Africa at the University of Johannesburg. In 2019, the third event was held in Cairo again, co-organized with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) under the title of World Forum for Women in Science with the theme of ‘Science Diplomacy for Sustainable Development’. In 2020, the fourth event was held in Brazil. In 2021 in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at the University of Duhok and in Kenya in November 2021 and in 2022 in Putra Malaysia (online)

Partners of WISBW

WISWB has been supported by industry, government officials, and international organizations such as:

Sanofi, Wellcome Trust, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, International Science Council (ISC), Global Young Academy (GYA), Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bosch Foundation, Next Einstein Forum (NEF), Brazilian Academy of Sciences, The
World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Young Affiliates Network (TYAN), African Academy of Sciences (AAS), and others.

Our Goals

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Prof. Shymaa Enany
Dr. Kim Vaiphei


Dr Kim Vaiphei

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Rare complications observed in young Ulcerative Colitis patients

Dr. Rituparna De

DHR NRI Scientist C Department of Health Research, GoI

Identification of prognostic markers and probiotic candidates by screening of the gut microbiome in an endemic population of diarrhea

Prof. Shymaa Enany

Professor of Microbiology at Suez Canal University

Antimicrobial resistance is a major concern in the dairy industry.

Dr. Y.M.Piumika. Yapa

Research Assistant at University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Synergism of multimetallic nanohybrids as promising antimicrobial agents with an expansive coverage of microbes

Dr. Mireille Sylviane Dongmo Nguepi

Lecturer at the University of Buea

Persea americana, Curcuma longa, and Allium sativum extracts exhibit cercaricidal, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities