“Local STEMspresso – Promoting Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to Youth from Youth”

Based on the achieved results of the STEMtalk series and Bootcamps on creative and multimedia competencies for youth to promote local women in STEM in Albania, SCiDEV in the framework of NAWSTEM, completed a follow-up action to strengthen these results further. This was also based on previous activities of NAWSTEM and the limited presence of Albanian Women in STEM in the Wikipedia and online sphere.

The follow-up action contributed to increasing the visibility of Albanian Women in STEM in the online sphere by enabling youth to develop and publish women in STEM profiles on Wikipedia. SCiDEV organized Edit-a-thons with the participation of young persons from Shkodra, Durrës and Pogradec and the facilitation of Sidorela Uku as a trainer and Wikipedia controller. The Edit-a-thons was organized as an event where we trained young persons to edit and improve Wikipedia content but also as a social meetup event on the value of STEM and why it is important to increase the visibility of Albanian women in STEM. Youth conducted research and developed the profiles of 11 women in STEM and published them on Wikipedia: eight newly developed and three updates. All 11 women profiles were already targeted by the Local STEMspresso project.

Profiles of women in STEM can be accessed on Wikipedia: Albanian Women in STEM

This project is implemented by #SCiDEV with the support of #UNDPinAlbania, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, as part of the UN Joint Programme “Ending Violence against Women in Albania,” funded by the Government of Sweden.