The first Arab woman in science & technology conference was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, it was from 28th to 30th September 2009, in Dubai, UAE.
After the completion of the first stage of its initiative on «Empowerment for the Development of the Arab World» ASTF seeks to engage Arab women in the greater socio-economic development of the Arab World under the Arab Women Association for Research, Development and Innovation –AWARD).
The conference offers an opportunity for the professional exchange of knowledge and skills related to engages women in the socio-economic development of the Arab World.
Over 300 people participated from the entire world. They met over 60 international and national speakers via valuable presentations including workshops, panels, and paper sessions.
The conference included Oral presentations Sessions as well as Roundtable and workshops that concluded with some recommendations and practical steps that service the Conference and the initiative Objectives.
The second Arab woman in science & technology conference was held from 5th to 7th May 2014, in Khartoum, Sudan.
There are plenty of high qualified women in science and technology and more scientist women are staffed in universities and R&D in the world. This growing scientifically skilled community assumed to contribute to the Arab world economic growth and to the economic competitiveness through innovation.
The launch of the enterprise network that gathers specialized Arab women researchers and pioneers in the areas of science and technology is extremely essential. Therefore, the second conference on women in Science and Technology is considered following the great success of the first conference of Arab Women in Science and Technology, entitled: (Empower Arab women working in science and technology in the social and economic development). The conference will be in collaboration with Sudan Ministry of Science and Communication and Africa City of Technology (ACT) highlighting the successes and contribution of women in science and technology development in the Arab world.