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Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.”
– www.internationalwomensday.com #IWD2018 #PressforProgress
The 8th of March marked International Women’s Day, a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world.
Findings in the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report estimate that at the rate we are going, it will take more than 102 years to achieve gender parity in Sub-Saharan Africa!
The report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity; Educational Attainment; Health and Survival; and Political Empowerment, including analyses on the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations.
Although the achievement of gender parity is still over the horizon for Sub-Saharan Africa, it is important to celebrate those women who are tenaciously progressing forward each day.
To continue the spirit of International Women’s Day, and to highlight a nation fostering the East African Community’s vision for a ‘common higher education framework,’ we at Clarivate Analytics wish to celebrate 15 Kenya-based women researchers whose work published in Open Access (OA) journals between 2007 and 2018 has achieved notable citation impact, as tracked in the Clarivate benchmarking and analytics tool InCites.
The research represents a range of topics and challenges. Caroline W. Kabaria, for example, has contributed to highly cited OA reports on malaria, while Ruth Duati’s high-impact papers in OA journals center on transmission and other aspects of HIV infection.
Table: As we support OA processes, the table below highlights women researchers based in Kenya whose published work in OA journals is wielding notable influence in the form of citations. The researchers are listed according to total citations to their OA papers recorded in InCites between 2007 and 2018 to date.
|Name||Times Cited (OA papers)||Institution|
|Caroline W. Kabaria||523||Kenyatta National Hospital|
|Catherine Kyobutungi||380||African Population & Health Research Centre|
|>Ruth Nduati||172||University of Nairobi|
|Paula Braitstein||160||Moi University|
|Grace Irimu||155||University of Nairobi|
|Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha||134||University of Nairobi|
|Anne Liljander||133||International Livestock Research Institute|
|Emelda A. Okiro||125||Kenyatta National Hospital|
|Zipporah Ng’ang’a||122||Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology|
|Diana Menya||120||Moi University|
|Nelly Mugo||116||Kenyatta National Hospital|
|Zahida Qureshi||112||University of Nairobi|
|Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage||111||African Population & Health Research Centre|
|Rhoune Ochako||97||African Population & Health Research Centre|
|Sheila B. Ogoma||96||University of Nairobi|
There has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress.”