Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize
Women for Science in Americas - 2018 
The IANAS Women for Science Program will offer a prize that encourages and recognizes the efforts of young women scientists from the following countries: Bolivia, Caribbean (Caribbean Academy of Sciences or Caribbean Scientific Union), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay 
The Prize is named after Anneke Levelt-Sengers, in recognition of her outstanding work promoting and recognizing the role of women scientists in Latin America, North America and the Caribbean. This Prize will be coordinated by IANAS, with financial support from TWAS-ROLAC and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. 

Gender issues in IANAS and its programmes

The Women for Science Working Group (WfS-WG) will work with IANAS on understanding the impacts on women of the IANAS programmes and initiatives and help to ensure women's participation. Women at the grass roots play a crucial role in providing water and fuel for their families.

Improving access to clean water and sustainable energy will therefore require the active cooperation of women. Providing science education to both girls and boys, working with women experts, and ensuring participation of the women who will use the technologies are essential to the success of IANAS initiatives in these areas. WfS-WG will stress how traditional gender roles limit women's access to resources and opportunities as well as the greater vulnerability of poor women may affect the effectiveness of IANAS initiatives. WfS-WG will advocate for full inclusion of women experts and women at the grass roots in all of IANAS programmes.

WfS- WG will do this by:

  • Providing resources on the effects of gender, on opportunities for including women, and on resulting benefits in Water, Energy, Science Education, as well as any future IANAS work areas.
  • Providing expertise and identifying speakers for IANAS workshops and conferences in these areas.
  • Compiling a list of women scientific and technical experts in the areas of Water, Energy and Science Education.



Gender and Science Education

Gender and Water

Gender and Energy

Gender and Science Capacity Building