African Association of Women in Geosciences
During geological meetings, the participation of women geoscientists was noticed and raised as a concern. In order to help to rectify this discrepancy, a decision was taken to form an association in order to encourage women geoscientists to participate in Earth Sciences related conferences and to inform about or become involved in gender issues related to the Earth Sciences. In 1995, the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, AAWG count more than 500 members from 35 countries, 5 national chapters and two affiliate’s organizations. AAWG is the only women professional association affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences.