On 11 March 2019, the GenderInSITE Steering Committee, regional focal points, and active partners met at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, France. 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 beyond the current 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).
Fang Xin, Co-Chair, GenderInSITE; Presidium of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Roseanne Diab, Director, GenderInSITE; Former Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
Peggy Oti-Boateng, Director of Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building, UNESCO.
Jennifer Thomson, President, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Mohamed Hassan, President, TWAS.
Alice Abreu, Professor Emeritus, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Director GenderInSITE 2015-2017.
Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia Ltd.
Ylann Schemm, Director, Elsevier Foundation
Linda Waldman, Director of Teaching and Learning, Institute of Development Studies (ISC)
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; Coordinator, Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Phyllis Kalele, Senior Liaison Officer, Academy of Science for South Africa (ASSAf); Coordinator, Regional Focal Point for Africa.
Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, Chief of Section for Science Policy and Partnerships, UNESCO.
Fiona Dakin, Office Administrator, GenderInSITE
The meeting provided an important opportunity for the Steering Committee and other partners to meet face-to-face and better understand how GenderInSITE and Secretariat can continue to build on their strengths.