Event Program: UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Opening Session (10:00 to 11:20)

Keynotes and Honoring of Distinguished Scientists by UNESCO Chair for Women in Sciences and Technology

H. E. Mrs. Aisha Musa Al Saeed

Member, Transitional Sovereignty Council Government of Sudan

H. E. Prof. Awad Saad

Vice Chancellor, Sudan University of Science and Technology

H. E. Prof. Intisar Al-Zein Saghiroun

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sudan

H. E. Dr. Ana Persic

Executive Secretary, L’Oréal-UNESCO Programme

H. E. Prof. Amal Babiker

Director, UNESCO Chair for Women in Sciences and Technology

H.E. Dr. Pavel Kroupkine

Head of UNESCO Khartoum Office

H. E. Prof. Allam Ahmed

ounding President, World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)

Mrs. Wafaa Seed Ahmed

Secretary General, Sudanese Commission for Education, Science and Culture, Sudan

Dr. Aicha Bammoun

Director of Project and Consultant on STI, Women in Sciences and Big Sciences , Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco

First Technical Session (11:20 to 12:00)

Keynotes and Honoring of Distinguished Scientists by UNESCO Chair for Women in Sciences and Technology

Obstetric Fistula, FGM and Beyond: A New Way Forward


Dr. Sohier Elneil

Consultant Urogynaecology and Uro-neurology, Women’s Health, University College London and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK

Genetic analysis of Generalized epilepsies in a Sudanese cohort and functional validation in the model C. elegans


Maha Dahawi

PhD Student, Biological Sciences Joint programme of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum (Sudan) and Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Sorbonne University (France)

Development of new cancer treatments using ground-breaking synthesis methodology based on garlic-like compounds


Doaa Mohamed Alamin Abdalla Ali

PhD Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Winner of L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women Researchers

Break (12:00 to 12:30)

Second Technical Session (12:30 to 13:10)

Diagnosis of covid-19 using diagnostic radiology for chest


Professor Caroline Edward Ayad Khilla

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Production of agrofiber based panels for innovative industrial applications


Professor Zeinab Abddelrahim Osman

Director, National Research Centre, Sudan

Effect of allelolpathy of some plants on striga (Stiga hermonthica) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) growth


Professor Samia Osman Yagoub

Manager, Weed Science Centre, Sudan University of Science and Technology

Third Technical Session and Closing (13:10 to 14:00)