Arab Women in Science and Technology For Sustainable 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.

5-7 May 2014
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 enterprise network that gathers specialized Arab women researchers and pioneers in the areas of science and technology is extremely essential. Therefore, a 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.

OBJECTIVES: This conference aims to:

Emphasize the leading role of Arab women in science and technology.
Highlight the success of Arab women scientists.
Launch an infrastructure for communication between women in science and technology.
Initiate working groups to develop projects that can be implemented for the second phase of the initiative.

FORMAT: The conference will include selected keynote presentations, scientific papers (oral and posters) and exhibition.


Communications, information and Space technology.
Agriculture and Food technology.
Environment, Energy and Water.
Life sciences and biotechnology.
Basic sciences and Engineering.

LANGUAGE: The official language of the conference will be English. However, English abstracts for papers presented in Arabic should be provided.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts and full papers in English. All submissions will be peer reviewed based on originality and technical quality. Abstracts should be sent by electronic mail to:
[email protected]


Abstracts should not be more than 250 words. Font used is Times New Roman size 12. Author presenting the work must be underlined. Authors must select their choice of presentation (Oral or Poster). Conference Scientific Committee will make every effort to honor this request if the abstract is accepted for presentation; however, the final decision will be left to the Committee's discretion.

The conference is announcing a free competition on award for the most ten outstanding papers (5 local + 5 international) as encouragement for young scientists (age: up to35 year). The prize will cover the hosting of the 5 international winners and equivalent in US$ for local winners.


We encourage manufacturers and companies of relevant scientific and technical products to seize the opportunity of the conference to spread awareness of their latest products or services, as well as the unique corporate image of their organizations by participating as exhibitors. With over 1000 professional attendance, the conference will definitely provide additional networking opportunities for your business.


For further information and/or any advice on the conference, you could contact us through [email protected] or the phone given below
Phone: +249 – 183-761152, +249-183-761153.
Fax: +249-183-799218.
We look forward to seeing you in Khartoum for a stimulating and enjoyable conference.


Abstracts Submission deadline: April 7, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 16, 2014
Full Paper Submission: April 25, 2014
Conference dates: May 5-7, 2014

Conference and Accompanying Exhibition Committees:


Prof. Khadija Abbas Abdelati - Chair - University of Khartoum
Prof Ibtisam Alyas Mohammed - Member - University of Khartoum
Prof. Amel Omer Bakhiet member Sudan University of Science and Technology
Prof. Badriya Alsayed - Member - Institute of Endemic Diseases
Dr. Amani Hassan Elnour - Member - Centre of Research and Industrial and Consultancies
Dr. Naadia Hassan Seed Ahmed - Member - Africa Network for Technology Politics Studies.
Dr. Deena Ahmed Hassan - Member - Central Laboratory
Dr. Samia Ameen Alkarib - Member - National Centre for Research
Dr. Zaineb Abdelraheem - Member - National Centre for Research
Ms. Wafa M. M. Elamin - Member and Secretary - Africa City of Technology

From 05 May 2014
Until 07 May 2014
Khartoum, Sudan
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