OWSD has been working hard in Africa since 1997 to improve the number and quality of women scientists. There are more than 4000 active OWSD members in the region, and 17 OWSD National Chapters (see below). Our fellowships programme has provided full PhD scholarships to nearly 400 women from 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We have had more than 70 host institutes in 19 African countries. Early Career fellowships have been awarded to 39 women from 16 countries in Africa. Our first President, Lydia Makhubu was from Swaziland. Current President Jennifer Thomson is from South Africa. 


Coordinator: Olubukola Babalola

There is so much scientific knowledge and talent to be harnessed in Africa.

In 42 Countries



2073 Members

4 PhD Fellows

63 PhD Graduates

8 Awardees

The OWSD Nigeria National Chapter was founded in 2010 and is hosted at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike - Abia State. There are sub-chapters based at the University of Lagos; Obafemi Awolowo University; Ekiti State University; the University of Benin (Nigeria); Federal University of Technology Akure; Federal University of Technology Owerri; Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike; University of Uyo; Afe Babalola University; Lagos State University; Osun State University; and University of Port Harcourt; Enugu State University of Technology; University of Calabar; Covenant University; Federal University Oye Ekiti; University of Abuja; Imo State University; Benson Idahosa University; Nnamdi Azikiwe University; Augustine University Ilara Epe; Tai Solarin University of Education; University of Nigeria Nsukka; University of Ibadan; Elizade University; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University; Enugu State University of Technology; Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike; Institute of Management Technology Enugu; Federal University of Technology Akure; Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University; University of Abuja, Abuja; Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; Federal College of Education, Yola; Ahmadu Bellu University, Zaria; Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto; Kaduna State University, Kaduna; Nuhu Bamali State Polytechnic, Kaduna; Kano State Polytechnic; Federal College of Education, Kano; Federal University, Kashere; Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa; Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto; Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil

Contact person:

Professor Olayinka I. Nwachukwu

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