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30 Aug 2016
Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, an organic chemist specializing in the study of medicinal plants, was confirmed as the next president of Mauritius on 4 June. When she takes the presidency, she will leave her current position as Managing Director of the Centre for Phytotherapy Research, a research laboratory that investigates the cosmetic, nutritional and therapeutic applications of plants. Dr. Gurib-...
Research
30 Aug 2016
New research by psychologists at Northwestern University and UC Berkeley shows that gender bias in science is a universal problem—but differences in the types of bias that exist vary by country. Northwestern's David I. Miller, lead author on the study, together with Alice H. Eagly at Northwestern and Marcia C. Linn at Berkeley investigated both explicit and implicit bias in 66 nations, finding...
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30 Aug 2016
On September 26, GenderInSITE regional focal point for Latin America and the Caribbean, Gloria Bonder, attended the first meeting of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in New York as one of the new commission's 48 members. The meeting, which coincided with the adoption by the United Nations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), marked a shift in focus for the...
Research
30 Aug 2016
Since 2012, GenderInSITE's host organization, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), in cooperation with Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), has supported the collection and analysis of data on the status of women in science, technology and innovation (STI) at the national level, through...
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30 Aug 2016
On 23-24 March, GenderInSITE and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex together hosted a workshop at the University on Exploring the Knowledge and Innovation Policy Interface and its Gender Dimension. The workshop brought together policymakers, policy researchers, gender advocates and other stakeholders from national and...
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30 Aug 2016
On 19 May, GenderInSITE hosted a workshop at the OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference in Kuwait City, Kuwait on Applying a Gender Lens to (Your) Research. The workshop was attended by 115 participants from different backgrounds, disciplines, countries and at...
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30 Aug 2016
GenderInSITE will participate in three sessions at the I Latin American and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC 2016) , which will take place from 6-9 September in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Forum will bring together prominent and early-career scientists, policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to discuss plans for a regional...