More than 2,000 young women in Western Africa have received a jump-start for pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by joining courses and workshops provided by the regional research and education network WACREN.

The program, known as Women-in-WACREN, was initiated in 2018. The regional network launched a five-day workshop offering knowledge and experience on basic programming (Python), application of Git and DevOps and introduction to embedded systems (Raspberry Pi) and sensors.

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