Bridging the Gender Gap: Women and Girls in Biotech
The under-representation of African women in science and its related fields is a cause for concern. Although women in Africa are on their way to realizing their full potential, there is still a yawning gap between women and men in some careers and professions, particularly those in the sciences. This has been the case for a growing field such as Biotechnology. Biotechnology involves the use of natural sciences coupled with engineering to solve problems and is known to possess the potential in mitigating challenges confronting African countries including hunger, diseases, the need for raw materials, and pollution.