Category Archives: Middle East and North Africa

New Mentorship Program PENTA

PENTA is a 5-month mentorship programme with a twist. It is designed as a 5-by-5 matrix, with women selected across 5 regions (Africa, Latin & North America, Middle East, Europe, Asia) at 5 different career stages (executive, professional, university student, high schooler, schooler). Within this matrix of 25 women and girls, each member mentors and […]

Overview: AMANAR 2.0: A refuge in the stars

AMANAR 2.0 has the main goal of providing scientific education and inspiring children living in the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria) and to promote common understanding and a sense of world citizenship. It will be developed considering the experience gained from the previous 2019 edition and using the already established strong contacts at the […]

Overview

Like other STEM fields, astronomy suffers from under-representation of women and minorities and lack of role models to inspire the next generation of astronomers, including Lebanon.   The project core is a platform called She Speaks Science www.shespeaksscience.com, that aims to make science accessible and promotes women in STEM, one story at a time. Scheherazade, […]

final report

Project report The 2nd Regional Workshop of IAU South West and Central Asian Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was held on 20 September 2018 in Byurakan in frame of the meeting “Instability Phenomena and Evolution of the Universe” dedicated to Viktor Ambartsumian’s 110th anniversary. The workshop: • Brought together astronomers from the region • […]

Winner of Falling Walls Engage 2018

Francesca Fragcoudi, PI of Columba Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace was one of two winners of the Falling Walls Engage for 2018. Falling Walls Engage is an international platform for all forms of science engagement, hosted by Falling Walls in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Its goal is to showcase successful science engagement projects from […]