World Forum for Women in Science (WFWS) 2024

Envisioning Tomorrow

Science for the SDGs and New Partnerships for Sustainable Futures

Organised by Women In Science Without Borders and Traces&Dreams in collaboration with Fondazione Musica per Roma / Festival delle Scienze

online conference 15/17 april 2024

networking event
19 april 2024
Rome, italy

Program Networking Event

19 April, Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone

08:30 – 09:30 | Registration and Reception
09:30 – 09:45 | Opening Ceremony
09.45 – 10.45 | Women in Science. Challenges and Opportunities
Shalini AryaProfessor of Food Science and Technology and Expert in Science Advice Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai – India
Anindita BhadraProfessor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. Member of the Inter-academy panel of women in STEM – India
Camila Infanger AlmeidaGender and Public Policy Researcher. University of São Paulo and Latin American Centre, Oxford University – Brazil / UK
Elisabetta StricklandProfessor at Università Tor Vergata, Rome. Co-founder and Vicepresident of the inter-university Observatory of Gender, Equality and Equal Opportunity – Italy
Chair: Sveva AvvedutoEmeritus Research Director of National Research Center (CNR). President of the Italian Association of Women in Science – Italy
10.45 – 11.55 | Break
11.15 – 12.15 | Networks and Collaborations
Elena Benedetti Head, Fundraising and Tech Transfers. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) – Italy
Tonya Blowers Programme Coordinator Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World – Italy
Preet Lidder Technical Adviser, Chief Scientist Office FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) – Italy
Lucia Martinelli President of the European platform of women scientists and Head of the program for Science in Society at MUSE-Science Museum of Trento – Italy
Moderation: Valeria delle CaveHead of Foreign Press Office and Communication of Competitive Projects. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – Italy
12.15 – 13.15 | The Power of Policy
Uzma Alam Policy and Data Lead at the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) – Kenya
Abdeslam Badre Associate professor, Social Scientist International Migration, Gender & Youth Foresight & Policy Expert – Morocco
Orakanoke Phanraksa IP specialist in the field of intellectual property laws. Head International Affairs Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) – Thailand
Lieve Van Woensel Former Head of Scientific Foresight Service at the European Parliament – Belgium
Chair: Anna LuiseAssociated Research Director ISPRA. Institute for the Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) – Italy
13.15 – 14.45 | Lunch Break
14.45 – 15.45 | Science for the SDGs
Giulia Monteleone Director of the Department of Energy Technologies and Renewable Sources. Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) – Italy
Tiziana Catarci Chairwoman – Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering University La Sapienza, Rome – Italy
Nevine Makram Labib Director of Social and Cultural Planning Center and Head of Digital Transformation Committee. Institute of National Planning – Egypt
Simona Rossetti Research Director at Water Research Institute, National Research Council (CNR) – Italy
Chair: Silvia Piranomonte Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) – Italy
15.45 – 16.45 | Towards Tomorrow
Amal AminProfessor of polymers/nanotechnology at the National Research Center. Founder and chair of the WFWS – Egypt
Hong Ching Goh Chair of Social Advancement and Happiness Research Cluster. Associated Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya – Malaysia
Ruth Morgan Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity Entrepreneurship) in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences UCL – London – UK
Wendy L Schultz Infinite Futures. Futurist and teacher of futures studies in the Master Program in Strategic Foresight, University of Houston; Senior Fellow of the Center for Post- Normal Policy and Futures Studies; Director of Infinite Futures – UK
Moderation: Bettina Fieger Journalist (SWR -Südwestrundfunk) Germany

16.45 – 17.00 | Closing Ceremony

17.00 – 19.00 | Networking Event

online conference 15/17 april 2024

networking event
19 april 2024
Rome, italy

Organizing Comitee
Organised by Women In Science Without Borders and Traces&Dreams in collaboration with Fondazione Musica per Roma / Festival delle Scienze
Prof Dr. Amal Amin

Dott. Nerina Finetto


14.00 - 15.30 CET


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