Government calls for teamwork to boost women in science

The Tanzanian government has called for cooperation between scientists in the public and private sectors as a strategy to reduce the gap between men and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), writes Jacob Mosenda for The Citizen.

Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Technology Omary Kipanga said the move will strengthen the contribution of scientific research and innovation to the country’s economy for the benefit of the present generation and future generations.

Speaking during the commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Saturday 11 February, Kipanga said different groups including successful women in STEM have highlighted the worrying gap of women in science, which comes at a time when the fourth industrial revolution demands increased experts in science and technology.
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