As the general theme for 42nd Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) is about “Youth”, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and IsDB will co-organize a seminar titled Young Arab Women Scientists Leadership in MENA Region – Tamkeen. The seminar will highlight the outcomes of Phase-I (Design phase) of the Tamkeen program and discuss the way forward to enhance and promote Arab women researchers in the MENA region.
In 2016, ICBA launched the design and development phases of the “Arab Women Scientists Leadership Program in the MENA Region – Tamkeen”. The project was supported by IDB through its Capacity Building Division in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since then, the project team has produced three reports:
In addition, the project team developed a database of potential women researchers in the MENA region that could participate in the project activities and training programs in the future. Recently a pilot training course was conducted for ten participants from eight countries in the MENA region.
The Tamkeen initiative will achieve the following targets:
The seminar will highlight the outcomes of Phase I of Tamkeen and discuss the way forward to enhance and promote Arab women researchers in the MENA region.