2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards

Each year, scientists from all over the world are invited to submit candidates for the Awards. Final selection of the Laureates is made by an international jury of eminent members of the scientific community and chaired by Nobel Prize winners. Discover the 2013 laureates.

Les prix L'Oréal-UNESCO 2013

Professor Francisca Nneka Okeke (Nigeria), 2013 Laureate for Africa & the Arab States, L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science, "For her significant contributions to the understanding of daily variations of the ion currents in the upper atmosphere which may further our understanding of climate change."

Les prix L'Oréal-UNESCO 2013

Professor Francisca Nneka Okeke (Nigeria), 2013 Laureate for Africa & the Arab States, L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science, "For her significant contributions to the understanding of daily variations of the ion currents in the upper atmosphere which may further our understanding of climate change."

These five outstanding women scientists have given the world a better understanding of how nature works. Their pioneering research and discoveries have changed the way we think in various areas of the physical sciences and opened new frontiers in science and technology. Such key developments have the potential to transform our society. Their work, their dedication, serves as an inspiration to us all.
Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General