Elisabeth Rasekoala, ( Nigeria, 1960)
Doctor of chemical engineering, Elisabeth Rasekoala is an independent professional expert in diversity, sociocultural and gender inclusion in the practice, learning and communication of science in Africa and Europe.
As a chemical engineer, she worked for two decades in the gas and oil industry in Europe and Africa. It was through this experience that Elisabeth Rasekoala became aware of the masculine, white and euro-centric perspective that impregnated the world of science. This was how she initiated her involvement and struggle in favor of the inclusion that she has carried out from three fronts: research, the leadership of organizations such as African Gong: the Pan-African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology and Science Communication, in Africa, among many other initiatives, and the provision of advisory expertise to multilateral organizations such as the United Nations, the European Commission and the African Union Commission.
About African Gong
Established in 2014, African Gong is the Pan-African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology, and Science Communication in Africa. It is developed with the strategic support of the UNESCO Africa Region. It aims to create a strategic platform from which Africa can contribute to global structures and institutional capacities for the advancement of science communication, science and society studies and the public learning and understanding of science (PLUS). The African Gong website is at: www.africangong.org