The Network: Women, Science, Technology and Development was created by UNESCO in 2006. At present is links seven UNESCO Chairs, including:
* The Chairs “Water, women and decision-making” in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire et Morocco
* The Chairs “Women, science and technology” in Argentina, Pakistan and Sudan
* The Chair “Women, science and technology for development in Africa” in Burkina Faso
The goal of this network of UNESCO Chairs is help Universities contribute to the increase of the number of women scientists and engineers as well as to the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the poorer populations of the globe. The university Chairs are run by women. They promote women in the fields of science and technology through research and teaching programs on gender in these fields and by training in the sustainable development management of resources (notably water) for women and teenage girls, principally in rural areas.