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Mané, a Senegalese researcher specialised in green electronics

A Senegalese PhD wins international prize

Lack of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Despite experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) being sought after in future job markets, women make up less than a third of the workforce in these fields. When asked about Mané’s view on this, she says: “I just want to tell them [women] that besides being very important to society, there is nothing more beautiful than STEM. Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid, go and embrace it, you’ll love it for sure.”

There is nothing more beautiful than STEM. Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid, go and embrace it, you’ll love it for sure.

Mané Seck, PhD in Physics

About the project

Mané Seck was spotted by the VaRRIWA – Valorising Research Results and Innovation in Western Africa project during her coaching session for participating in the final competition of My thesis in 180 seconds. Currently, she is one of the beneficiaries of the VaRRIWA project under the APEX initiative where she is developing an innovative solution for the production of a floatable feed that meets the nutritional needs of tilapia without impacting the aquatic ecosystem.

VaRRIWA project is implemented in the framework of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States’ (OACPS) Research and Innovation Programme, which is financed by the European Union. The OACPS Research and Innovation Programme focuses on strengthening research and innovation capacity in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and unlocking their innovation potential.