Prof. FANG Xin, member of CAS Presidium and renowned scholar of science and technology policy and management in China, was elected president of the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) on June 28, 2010 at the Fourth General Assembly of TWOWS held in Beijing.
| Prof. FANG Xin at the Fourth General Assembly of TWOWS |
The Assembly also elected four TWOWS vice-presidents: Farida Habib Shah (Malaysia), Dolly Ahbor Ighoroje (Nigeria), Samira Omar (Kuwait), Maria Mayra de la Torre (Mexico), and four executive board members: Sudha Nair (India), Esi Awuah (Ghana), Miriam Diaz (Venezuela), Rokhsana Ismail (Yemen).
More than 300 TWOWS members took part in the election.
TWOWS is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental body based at the offices of TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. It is the first international forum to unite eminent women scientists from the South with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership. It has more than 3000 members from over 100 countries.