Breaking barriers to women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Ethiopia
Nations across the globe are striving to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is expected to play crucial roles in achieving these sustainable development goals. Unfortunately, most countries in Africa are not fully utilizing the potential of their entire population, including girls and women. The participation of women in STEM is paramount to improving women’s economic security and stability, ensuring a diverse and talented workforce, and augmenting national development efforts. With this understanding, countries like Ethiopia have taken policy measures intended to increase the proportion of women in STEM fields of study, employment, and leadership in higher education institutions. This study sought to understand if and how various policies implemented by the Ethiopian government have addressed gendered disparities in STEM in the country’s public higher education system.
Auteur ou autrice(s) : Abate, Gebeyehu Begashaw
Langage : Anglais