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Who we are

Gender in science, innovation, technology and engineering (SITE) is an international initiative to promote the role of women in science, innovation, technology and engineering, and to demonstrate how...

Our Mission

To inspire transformative actions and more effective development by understanding the impacts of SITE on women and men and how women and men can contribute to SITE.


We are building partnerships to identify, understand, and develop strategies to apply the gender lens to SITE in six key areas. By working with networks of researchers and policy-makers...

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Thematic Areas

Agriculture and food security
Women play a key role in agricultural production around the world, making up 43% of the agriculture labour force in developing countries overall, and over 50% of the workforce in many sub-Saharan African countries. They make major contribut... READ MORE
Climate change
Climate change is acknowledged to be a universal problem at the forefront of international policy discussions; but its gender aspects are less frequently considered. Climate change does not affect men and women in the same ways; nor will wo... READ MORE
Education and the workforce
Although there have been great strides made in the education of women and girls worldwide, women remain underrepresented in SITE fields in many countries in both the developed and developing worlds – particularly in the physical sciences,... READ MORE
Access to modern, clean, affordable and sustainable energy is a critical issue in development, with an estimated 1.3 billion people in the developing world lacking access to electricity; yet its gender dimensions are rarely discussed. Women... READ MORE
In general, transport systems and schedules worldwide have not been designed to meet the needs of women. In both developed and developing countries, women tend to make shorter and more frequent trips during the day than men, and are more of... READ MORE
Water and sanitation
Most of the world’s 1.2 billion poor people lack access to safe and reliable water for productive and domestic uses, and two thirds of these are women. Women and girls, who constitute the majority of the population in water-scarce areas, ... READ MORE