By: Yan Ssu-jui and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, March 12 (CNA) The Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development kicked off on Sunday at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)in Tainan with the aim of promoting public interest in sustainable development and honoring female researchers from developing countries and Taiwan.
The five winners of this year’s Gro Brundtland Award attended the opening ceremony and will receive their awards on March 17, according to the Tang Prize Foundation.
The winners are Fathiah Zakham, an assistant researcher at Hodeidah University in Yemen; Farah Fathima, an assistant professor at India’s St. John’s Medical College; Phyllis Awor, a post doctoral fellow from Uganda’s Makerere University; Wafa Al-Jamal, a prostate cancer research fellow at the UK’s University of East Anglia; and Yen Yi-chun, a research fellow from Singapore’s Duke-NUS Medical School. [FULL STORY]