Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation at the First UNESCO Partners’ Forum

The Forum was held on 11-12 September 2018. The Chair on Women, Science and Technology for Latin America participated through its coordinator, and contributed to the debate on mainstreaming the gender perspective in the above fields.

For the first time, UNESCO invited its partners, including Member States, Multilateral Organizations, the UN Agencies and the private sector to attend a meeting that aimed at the involvement and networking of partners to outline projects and actions for sustainable development.

Within this framework, the UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technology provided inputs to the thematic forum “Mobilization of Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainability, Development and Gender Equality”. Presentations focused on the issue of reducing inequalities in women’s access to and participation in STI, paying special attention to gender equality in science to ensure broad-based and inclusive knowledge systems.

Gloria Bonder, as Chair Coordinator, took part in the high-level panel of international experts to address progress in mainstreaming the STI perspective in the region, and to outline future challenges, within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.