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ED: A shining example of why we need to invest in science

  • Published at 12:28 am September 1st, 2021
Dr Firdausi Qadri
File photo of icddr,b Senior Scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri Courtesy
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Congratulations to Dr Firdausi Qadri, emeritus scientist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b), who has won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s highest honour, and is widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, given to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the eradication of poverty and the development of society in Asia.
 
Following up on being a laureate of the 2020 L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Award -- for her advocacy of early diagnosis and global vaccination -- this is indeed an extremely proud moment for Bangladesh, but even more specifically, for women in science in the country.
 
For this is the direction that Bangladesh should be looking to, in order to encourage more and more young minds, especially women, to pursue science as a career option. To that end, the relevant authorities must make investing in science a priority, while simultaneously creating an environment where women are empowered to pursue science without facing any barriers from family or society.
 
Higher education for women in Bangladesh continues to be a topic of contention, and if Bangladesh is to reach its full potential, this simply cannot continue as is. It is only through providing a complete education to women, from the primary level all the way up to the tertiary level, all over the country, and in encouraging young women to passionately pursue scientific studies that Bangladesh will lead the way in science, technology, research, and innovation.
 





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