On 1-3 February 2017, the GenderInSITE Steering Committee, regional focal points, and active partners met on the campus of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. The participants discussed the continuing development of the initiative’s network and activities, including review of international and regional activities to date and discussion of strategic orientation and governance during the 2017-2019 project period.
Participants in the meeting included:
Shirley Malcom, co-Chair, GenderInSITE; Head, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); member, Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD)
Jennifer Thomson, co-Chair, GenderInSITE; President of Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Alice Abreu, Professor Emeritus, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Director GenderInSITE
Tonya Blowers, Coordinator, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Gloria Bonder, UNESCO Chair on Women in S&T in Latin America, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Buenos Aires, Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean
Anathea Brooks, Programme Specialist, Lead Gender Equality Focal Point, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Roseanne Diab, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), Regional Focal Point for Southern Africa
Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, Chief of Section for Science Policy and Partnerships, UNESCO.
Mohamed Hassan, co-Chair, InterAcademy Panel
Erin Johnson, Communications and Administrative Assistant, GenderInSITE
Claire Lyngå, Research Advisor, Unit for Research Cooperation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Research Advisory Unit for Research Cooperation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Geoffrey Oldham, Honorary Professor, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU); member, Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD)
Joel Onyango, Research Fellow, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Nick Ishmael Perkins, Director, SciDev.net
The meeting provided an important opportunity for the Steering Committee and other partners to meet face-to-face and better understand how the GenderInSITE members and Secretariat can continue to build on the network's strengths.
See pictures from the meeting on the GenderInSITE Flickr page.