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The African Research Academies for Women

Putting Her at the Root of Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics

What has ARA-W been up to recently?

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Here at The African Research Academies for Women, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

What We Do

How we actualize our vision in our communities.

Research Programs

Investing in Curiosity

At The African Research Academies for Women, we are dedicated to fostering a passion for inquiry and research in the STEM fields among our students.

Expertise Development

Ready for the Future

We strive to not only develop the research skills and interests of our scholars, but also provide professional development opportunities, to collaborate in various fields.

Developed Community

Reinforcing our Commitment

Our goal is to equip our scholars with the competencies and skills which they can use to give back, educate, and be the change that they wish to see in their communities.

Who We Are

Meet the people that make ARA-W.

Vision 2020

By the year 2020,  The African Research Academies for Women Inc. seeks to expand research and mentorship opportunities to more than 100 young undergraduate women scientists and 500 high school girls in Ghana, Nigeria and beyond.

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Meet Our Board

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to bring aboard driven individuals who have the best interest of the organization at heart. STEM research is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Meet Our Team

At The African Research Academies for Women, we are dedicated to stepping up efforts in addressing the gender and opportunity disparity in STEM. Through cooperation, student, and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.


Meet Our Students

The goal of ARA-W is to promote great opportunities and foster potential among dedicated young women interested in STEM. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our students and their endeavors!

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See The Spotlights

Let's shed some light on some of our budding spots!


2015 ARA-W Fellow

Congratulations to 2015 ARA-W fellow, Delight Datsomor! Delight was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

Kwadwo A. Sarpong M.D.

ARA-W Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

ARA-W Co-Founder, Chuck Kwadwo Sarpong, the Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, for his work with the African Research Academies for Women.

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Peek Our Gallery

Let's peek at our gallery for some captured moments!


The folks that help us with the cogs.

Meet them
ARA-W In The News

Take a look at the many ways The African Research Academies for Women is helping others succeed. Step by step, our dreams are becoming a reality.


"The best stem experience is offered here. As an alumna, I feel so proud and privileged to have been here. Confidence became like a second skin after I joined this academy. The academy remains a part of my life."

Hikmatu Bilali

"This has created a great opportunity for young ladies to use their passion for STEM practically in the scientific world and do away with the things stereotypically associated with girls especially in the field of research which is the 'ish' now!"

Hikmatu Alhassan


Let's Collaborate!

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