For Women in Science

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative began 19 years ago. Since that inaugural year, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have strived to support and recognize accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress.

The solutions to attracting more women to science appear so obvious that few would disagree with them. We should, in particular, instill confidence in girls from an early age by showing them their own potential. More women scientists should also be able to obtain positions of responsibility, just like their male counterparts, so that future generations will have role models to inspire them.

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Dra. Cha - Winner: 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO FWIS National fellow

L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO awards a marine scientist from University of the Philippines

On the 5th day of June 2018, Dr. Charissa Ferrera, a marine scientist from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI), was awarded by L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO a fellowship grant.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship aims to acknowledge women researchers in the Philippines. She is considered to be the 4th scientist from UP MSI to have won the FWIS Fellowship Grant ever since it was launched in the Philippines in the year 2011.

Dr. Charissa’s research focus is on the effects of phosphorus pollution on water bodies because algal blooms and fish kills has been recurring in Bolinao

and Anda despite having the regulations implemented in each municipality.

Dr. Ferrera aspires to pursue her research using the FWIS Grant that was awarded to her in order to properly communicate the study to the fitting beneficiaries.

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