The aim of this publication is to learn about the process of engendering the scientific debate in different spaces. Volume A deals with gender studies and networking and we are still working on volume B, which will focus on gender research and networking. Both issues were discussed during our summer schools in 2006 and 2007 at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany and Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan. The authors open the doors to their societies and give us insights into different communities and inform us about the processes and debates within the institutions of higher education. You can't clap with one hand! - Clapping is a sign of happiness and indeed we are happy about this joint project and the many hands that helped us to produce this publication.