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News | Latin America and the Carribean | 20 March 2017

Workshop on gender in higher STEM education - Advancing the SDGs in Latin America, a first GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation Thematic Workshop

On 20-21 April, the GenderInSITE regional focal point for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will host the first GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation thematic workshop in Buenos Aires, on Integrationof gender perspectives in science and technology in Higher Education: Contributions to the advancement of the SDGs. The workshop will bring together experts on science and technology in higher education in the  region to discuss how to bring a gender lens to science, innovation, technology and engineering education so that scientists and researchers are better equipped to address and attain the Sustainable Development Goals.The workshop is organized by Gloria Bonder, the UNESCO Chair on Women, Science & Technology in the region, and funded by the Elsevier Foundation and Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. A report and recommendations from the workshop will be made available following the workshop in both English and Spanish.  Look for more news on the GenderInSITE LAC website: http://catunescomujer.org/gisalc/. 

This workshop will be the first in a series of thematic regional workshops organized by GenderInSITE and the Elsevier Foundation. An innovation workshop and more will follow in 2017.