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Thematic Sessions II. d. Gender Equality in STI: An Ethical Issue

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Thematic Sessions II. d. Gender Equality in STI: An Ethical Issue


Organised by:  UNESCO, GenderInSITE, OWSD
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract: 

Session description

Gender equality is a human right and issues such as gender discrimination and gender inequality in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) all have ethical dimensions. Furthermore, as was highlighted by the Declaration of the World Science Forum 2017, diversity is a key enabler of excellence in STI and is essential to optimize its relevance and impact. Unfortunately we are still far from women and girls’ full and equal participation in STI. UNESCO, GenderInSITE and OWSD are playing key roles in raising awareness and taking up these issues through a wide range of innovative initiatives focused on promoting women and girls in and for science, supporting the careers of women scientists and improving gender-related STI policies. In this context, in 2015 UNESCO launched the STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA) project to assist governments and policy-makers in closing the gender gap in STI. The project has already had a strong positive influence in supporting governments and policy-makers in the establishment of STI gender-related policies. GenderInSITE has recently launched a report on women’s leadership in global science and made a number of recommendations to overcome the traditional barriers to the top. OWSD continues to attract women scientists from developing countries to pursue PhDs and to support them at the crritical Early Career level. 
Moderator (confirmed):

    Romain Murenzi, Executive Director, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Speakers (confirmed):

    Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director Strategic Partnerships, National Research Foundation of South Africa
    Mucktarr Darboe M.Y, Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, the Gambia
    Tonya Blowers, Coordinator, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
    L. Anathea Brooks, Senior Consultant, GenderInSITE

Rapporteur:

    Gitta Schlosser, research assistant, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Chemistry

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World Science Forum 2019, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

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Prof. Romain Murenzi (moderator)
Dr. Aldo Stroebel (lecturer)
Mucktarr Darboe (lecturer)
Dr. Tonya Blowers (lecturer)
L. Anathea Brooks (lecturer)

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21 November, 2019

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