On 21-22 April, 2016, the GenderInSITE Steering Committee met in Trieste, Italy to oversee the continuing development of the initiative’s network and activities, review its international and regional activities to date, refine its action plan for 2016-2017, and discuss its strategy going forward.
Participants in the meeting included:
Shirley Malcom*, 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); co-Chair, GenderInSITE
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
Juan Casasbuenas, Training Coordinator, SciDev.net
Saniye Gülser Corat, Director, Division for Gender Equality, UNESCO
Mathieu Denis*, Executive Director, International Social Science Council (ISSC)
Roseanne Diab, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), Regional Focal Point for Southern Africa
Natasha Frosina, Research Fellow, Information Economy and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Heide Hackmann*, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU) [by video]
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)
Romain Murenzi*, Executive Director, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Geoffrey Oldham*, Honorary Professor, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU); member, Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD)
Peggy Oti-Boateng, Senior Programme Specialist for S&T, UNESCO Regional Offices for Southern and Eastern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe; Coordinator, Africa Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI). Regional Focal Point for Eastern Africa
Nick Ishmael Perkins, Director, SciDev.net
Ylann Schemm, Program Director and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Elsevier Foundation
*Full members of the GenderInSITE Steering Committee
The two-day 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.
For pictures from the meeting, see the GenderInSITE Flickr page.