L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science ceremony 2017

On Wednesday 8 November 2017, Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Christophe Farnaud attended the 2017 edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa ceremony in Johannesburg.

The event celebrated 14 young female scientists, who are part of the programme from across Sub-Saharan Africa, and honoured them for their work and impact in the scientific field. Their research fields vary across different disciplines and address key global issues.

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During the ceremony, Mr. Sandeep Rai, Managing Director of L’Oréal South Africa, highlighted the power of women in science: “The world continues to face unprecedented challenges such as climate change, water scarcity, illnesses and food security among other issues. Only a shared, controlled science, at the service of the world’s population, is able to meet the major challenges of the twenty-first century, and our researchers are the proof.”

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publie le 10/11/2017

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