UN conference inspires Nepal award for women in science

4 December 2017

A UN-sponsored conference on space and sustainable development has inspired the creation of an award for women scientists in Nepal.

That’s according to Manisha Dwa with the Nepal Astronomical Society, based in the capital, Kathmandu.

Ms Dwa attended the first High Level Forum looking at how the global space sector can contribute to efforts to combat challenges such as climate change.

The event, held last year in Dubai, was jointly organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates’ Space Agency.

Dianne Penn caught up with Ms Dwa at this year’s forum, which took place in November.

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