Innovation in science knows no gender or race, especially when it comes to individuals breaking new grounds & creating a future we can count on. We are excited and proud to announce that the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative has recognized 4 Nigerian women for their innovation and excellence in the field of science, and has awarded them Doctoral Fellowships.
The ceremony, which has been organised by UNESCO and the L’Oreal Foundation selected 12 recipients from the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships to receive the awards this year.
The Nigerian women are – Rasheedat Mahamood (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) awarded with a Post Doctoral Fellowship of 10,000 Euros;Olubukola Adenubi (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Olotu Ifeoluwa(University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Majidah Hamid-Adiamoh (Medial Research Council Unit, The Gambia & University of Lagos) each awarded Doctoral Fellowships of 5000 Euros each.
According to the Managing Director of L’Oreal South Africa, Sandeep Rai – “For the last 17 years, with the For Women In Science program, we have been fighting to advance the cause of women scientists worldwide. Much has been achieved: more than 2,000 women have been recognized worldwide, the program has gained recognition from the international scientific community, a springboard to enable women to go further and rise to greater heights. Science is part of our DNA and we are really proud of all the women who continue to make a difference in Africa through our program…“