L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Alumnae Network: Sharing Knowledge and Actions on COVID-19

Since 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme recognizes outstanding achievements of eminent women scientists, and encourages young women researchers throughout their scientific careers through the L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards, the L'Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents Programme, and the L'Oréal-UNESCO National and Regional Young Talents programmes.

With 112 laureates, 300 International Rising Talents and International Fellows and more than 3000 national and regional Young Talents from over 100 countries, the FWIS network is a benchmark of scientific excellence on an international scale, and has been used over the years not only as a platform for an increased participation of women in science, but also as an instrument to value their vital contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge and its applications for sustainable development and human well-being.

Thus, faced with the current global health emergency, UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation are mobilizing the FWIS network to learn more from the experiences, lessons learnt and recommendations on the Covid-19 outbreak from the incredible international women experts in virology, epidemiology, and relevant disciplines awarded through the L’Oréal-UNESCO FWIS Programme.

The purpose of the webinar is to provide a platform for Women Scientists for exchange of information and potential collaboration among the FWIS community with the objective for knowledge sharing and lessons learned between scientists from developing and developed countries with the following specific objectives:

- Bring together the FWIS network of experts currently working at the forefront of research on COVID-19, to share their experiences and lessons learned with the rest of the FWIS network;

- Facilitate collaboration and networking on COVID-19 within the FWIS community both at international and regional levels;

- Brainstorm on how international scientific collaboration can in our quest to finding solutions in response to COVID-19 and other future global challenges and threats.

The virtual dialogue will be open to the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science international community (Laureates, International Rising Talents and regional Young Talents) and will be held in English on the Microsoft Teams online platform.


Type of Event Working group
Start 02.06.2020 13:00 local time
End 02.06.2020 14:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Persic, Ana
Contact Annapaola Coppola (ap.coppola@unesco.org)
Country Worldwide
City Paris
Venue Online meeting - Teams
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 250
Official Website
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