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SUST Celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The UNESCO Chair for Women, Science and Technology at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) celebrated the eighth International Day of Women and Girls in Science,  under the slogan (Sustainable Development), in partnership with the UNESCO Office in Khartoum, the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, youth water stations, the STEM initiative in Sudan, Ahfad University for Women and Wissam Cultural Foundation.

The event was attended by Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamed, vice chancellor of SUST, Prof. Awadalla Tayfor Ali Ismail, Principal of the university, Prof. Caroline Edward Ayad, Secretary of Scientific Affairs, and Prof. Amal Omar Bakhiet, Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Maryam Abbas Ibrahim, Chair of the UNESCO Chair for Women, Science and Technology, and Dr. Huda Osman Abdallah, Director of Public Relations and Media.

The vice chancellor, Prof. Eisa Bashier, welcomed all the participants and guests and said that the University is honored to be included in this celebration, which indicates its activity in various fields. The scientific renaissance in the sciences is embodied in the renaissance of the family, society, and then the nation.

His Excellency affirmed the university's strong support for women in the fields of science. The Secretariat of Scientific Affairs is the gate of the university through which the student enters and graduate, the trustee of scientific secrets in the institution, the rapporteur of the SUST Senate is the highest scientific council in the institution, and this secretariat is headed by a distinguished woman, Prof. Caroline Edward Ayyad, and scientific research is headed by Prof. Amal Omar Bakhiet, who puts immense efforts supporting researchers who represent the hope of society, and the UNESCO chair for women and science in Sudan is held by Dr. Maryam Abbas. The university places appreciation on women and recognizes their givings and contributions. A woman who joins SUST has a tender that enabled her to advance in this pioneering institution.

His Excellency valued the university's relations with foreign institutions and international organizations that encourage women to advance and young female researchers in STEM, and expressed his desire to consolidate the university's relationship with these institutions, which pour into the form of scientific production that benefits society.

Dr. Maryam Abbas, Chair of the UNESCO Chair at the university, said that the number of female researchers in science, technology, mathematics and engineering is large, but representation is less than their true competence in these fields. She said, "As we celebrate female researchers and scientists, we want to support them and highlight their capabilities. Our celebration is rich in partnerships interested in enhancing the role of women in the field of science".

The activities of the day were divided into two parts, the exhibition, which represents the presentation of all partners to review their research in their fields, and a second part that contains scientific lectures in an educational format that reflects a group of successful experiences despite the challenges facing women in the field of science, and it is an encouragement for those who start in the field. It is worth noting that Dr. Hazir Farouk Abdel-Rahim presented a paper titled "Ensuring affordable, reliable and sustainable access for all to modern, reliable and sustainable energy services", under the slogan: Innovate - Emphasize - Elevate - Persevere.