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|Monday, 16 May 2011 08:33|
Great changes in information technology in recent decades and rapid access to information has increased the scientific gap between the developed and developing countries. In order to decrease this distance, multi-lateral co-operations among the Islamic countries is necessary in building the strategies of accessing science and technology among the Islamic countries. ISESCO as an Islamic, scientific, cultural and educational organization plays a positive role in this respect. Considering the population of women and their capabilities, ISESCO pays attention to their problems such as illiteracy, poverty, and lack of educational and cultural opportunities. In this regard, misconceptions in cultural and traditional values are known as some of the causes of these shortcomings. Therefore, ISESCO believes that awareness-raising can lead to the improvement of these problems. Regarding this, ISESCO pursue the following objectives:
- Strengthen and promote cooperation among Member States in the Fields of education, science, culture and communication.
Women, who constitute the main body of society, play the significant role in the cultural, social and economical development as the potential human resources. Thus, their empowerment and their co operations in different levels of science and technology as decision-making, and society management are considered as the preliminaries of the sustainable development. In this regard, ISESCO with the establishment of the Network of Women Scientists of the Islamic World and enhancing women scientific and cultural capabilities aims to help Islamic countries in the attainment of the sustainable development.
The Network of Women Scientists of Islamic World was approved in the fourth conference of Ministers of Higher Education (Baku, Azerbaijan, 2008) With the purpose of decreasing the scientific gap between the developed, less developed and developing countries and the specific emphasis on enhancing women status in science and technology as the ISESCO special focus.
Following this, the Founding Conference of Women Scientists of the Islamic World, was held with the invitation of Islamic Republic of Iran under ISESCO supervision in January 2010. The outcomes of this conference were the establishment of the general assembly, approval of NWSIW constitutional draft and the appointment of the members of the board of trustees from different Arab, African and Asian regions. Then, in April 2010, ISESCO held the first meeting of NWSIW Board of trustees in Rabat (Morocco).
The Facilities of NWSIW Portal
One of the prominent achievements of the secretariat of the Islamic Network of women Scientists (NWSIW) was to plan and launch the scientific, educational, and social portal. This portal has the following facilities:
NWSIW Future Plans
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