Women in Architecture South Africa (WiASA)
WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA (WiASA)
INVITATION FOR INTERESTED PERSONS TO SERVE ON THE WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA (WiASA) TASK TEAM
The extended closing date is Friday, 30 October 2015 @ 13h00.
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"SACAP statistics of Registered Professionals reflect an unacceptably low level of women in architecture in South Africa, while the demographics of this small group highlight the extensive marginalization of previously disadvantaged women. Transformation is the key strategic objective of the 4th Term SACAP Council.It is within this context that SACAP has announced the WiASA Programme to address the imbalance."
· Addressing access by women into the profession
· Accelerating the entry of black women into the profession
· Encouraging educated, qualified & skilled women to remain in the profession
· Supporting women to build successful careers in architecture
· Supporting the development of women owned practices
· Building on and creating new leadership to drive this transformation
· Profiling successful women currently in the profession as role models
· Promoting architecture as an attractive career choice for young women
· Database & Survey
· Marketing Architecture
· Education Support
· Development and Support
· Lead Advocacy
WiASA aims to encourage, support, educate, develop and transform women in the profession, as well as those wanting to enter the profession.Transformation of the Profession and changing the culture within the profession as well as the organizations allied to it is also an objective.WiASA is set to open up and enable opportunities for all women, and black women in particular.WiASA is progressive, broad and far-reaching, and provides a structure within which women in architecture can begin to address their needs.WiASA is women-led with Karuni Naidoo as Chairperson of the Task Team.WiASA will be developed in partnership with Voluntary Associations (Institutes) and Accredited Learning Sites (Universities) in the regions.Roll out is planned for 2015/2016, with a launch in August 2016.
Invitations are requested from interested persons who wish to serve on the WiASA Task Team. These could include any person who has relevant architectural experience in practice and education, as well as any suitably qualified and experienced person who has relevant experience in transformation, with reference to race and gender. Professional Registration with SACAP is preferred, but is not a requirement.