STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA) Team Mission to Sudan
On the 1-2 May 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum Office in partnership with the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (NATCOM) and the UNESCO Chair in Women, Sciences and Technology organized a training workshop on STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA) at the premises of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Khartoum, Sudan. About 30 professionals attended the workshop, including of H.E. Dr. Thani Abdullah, the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, H.E. Dr. Tabitha Botros, the State Minister in the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, H.E Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, H.E. Prof. Abdin Salih, the member in UNESCO Executive Board, and Prof. Mahir Salih, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sudan University of Sciences and Technology.
The Global SAGA project is funded by Swedish International Development Agency, and aims to develop and deploy a set of indicators concerning women’s involvement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in different countries. Sudan was included in the list of countries for piloting the developed results.
It is worth mentioning that the SAGA project aims to contribute to improving the situation of women and reducing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in all countries at all levels of education and research.