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.
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.”