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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
Event
30 Aug 2016
The Gender Summits are an initiative to promote gender equality at all levels of scientific research and innovation; they convene regional and global stakeholders at conferences worldwide to demonstrate the importance of including women both as agents and subjects of scientific research, identify opportunities for change and mechanisms to implement these changes, and form communities around...
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30 Aug 2016
With increasing feminization of agriculture, support for women farmers is more critical than ever. At a gathering for International Women’s Day March 6 in Rome, world leaders in agriculture and development policy called attention to the importance of involving women farmers in efforts to improve global food security and nutrition. Representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO...
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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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25 Aug 2016
The University of Twente’s Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) in partnership with European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI), Africa Studies Centre (Leiden University) and ENERGIA invites academics, researchers and practitioners to participate in the symposium: Engendering the Energy Transition.  The symposium seeks to create a multi-...
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15 Aug 2016
Full article By Alistair Wray Modern energy services are crucial for poor people, especially women and girls, in improving wellbeing, accessing social services and promoting productive employment. Girls and women’s opportunities are often the most constrained by a lack of light and power –...
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11 Aug 2016
Extreme weather events are affecting Sri Lanka’s food security, UN reports and the country’s leaders say.