Call for Nominations: Mawazo Institute African Women in Science e-Book 2021

Call for Nominations: Mawazo Institute African Women in Science e-Book 2021

Deadline: February 5, 2021

Nominations for the Mawazo Institute African Women in Science e-Book 2021 are now open. The Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya, is seeking nominees for its upcoming E-book profiling African women who are using science to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They are looking for exceptional female African researchers, practitioners, innovators, educators, thinkers and makers of all stripes who are helping the public and decision-makers navigate the current crises. This includes women who are working on research into the virus and its vaccines, as well as those engineering policy solutions that help mitigate the socio-economic and political effects of the pandemic, and much more.

Nominees’ work will have a focus on building long-term resilience to future crises on the continent, and will showcase the many ways that African women engage in science, and the deep influence of science over our daily lives. Scientists may be located on, or off the continent at the time of nomination. For this call, Mawazo defines ‘science’ as inclusively as possible, acknowledging the diverse ways in which science is applied and practised in our society.


  • The selected scientists will have their work and profiles featured in a digital media campaign and a commemorative e-publication. The media campaign will run across Mawazo Institute platforms and those of their partner organisations.
  • Scientists may also be selected to highlight their work and scientific journey on other Mawazo platforms and events, including the Nairobi Ideas Podcast, and receive compensation for this.


Nominees must be:

  • Citizens of an African country;
  • Women;
  • Passionate leaders and visionaries within their fields or society at large.


Nomination forms are available online. Scientists may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Nominations close on February 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM (East African Time).

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit Mawazo Institute.