A Political Approach to Building Female Capacity in Science and Technology for Poverty Alleviation in Transitional Societies in Africa

by John W. Forje


This paper presents a critical analysis of poverty reduction through female gender capacity building in science and technology. It addresses policy issues and future-oriented planning that best enhance the role of women’s contribution towards sustainable development and the improvement of the quality of livelihood of the population. It looks at what factors impeded their participation in science and technology and how this can best possibly be ameliorated. The paper looks at the challenges and strategies for improving the status of women in Africa and how human capital development in the domain of science and technology will greatly enhance female gender input in reducing poverty and promoting growth.(continue…)

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