The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS), The InterAcademy Panel (IAP), the Network of Academies of Sciences in Islamic Countries (NASIC) and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) jointly organized an International Conference on Gender Participation in the Development of Science with the l support of Inter Academy Panel (IAP) on 14 - 15 November 2009. The theme of the conference was women scientists for Development.