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Parallel thematic panel: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and gender

To mainstream gender in science, technology and innovation systems, particularly in the STEM areas, an intersectoral, inter-institutional and multidisciplinary approach is needed, to address the various barriers that hinder and prevent gender equality in these areas and in society. This panel will examine experiences of gender policies in science, technology and innovation, to identify the main strategies formulated by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, their lessons learned and challenges, from an inter-institutional viewpoint and from the perspective of stakeholders who are part of the process in educational and research institutions. The panellists, including key authorities and stakeholders from the scientific and research community, will address specific gender policies in science and technology adopted in recent years in the countries of the region and analyse the main strategies, lessons learned and challenges as regards intersectoral action by ministries of science, technology and innovation sector and ministries of gender equality and women’s autonomy (machineries for the advancement of women).
Session |
Tue, 14/12/2021 - 15:00 to 16:45

Public policies for gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Experiences, lessons learned and challenges for the region.

Moderator: Ana Güezmes, Chief of the Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC

  • Mónica Zalaquett Said, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity of Chile, in her capacity as Chair of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Paola Vega Castillo, Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica
  • Marcela Guerrero, Minister on the Status of Women and Executive President of the National Institute for Women (INAMU) of Costa Rica
  • Diana Broggi, Undersecretary for Training, Research and Cultural Policy of the Ministry for Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina
  • Ana María Franchi, Chair of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina
  • Kim Mallalieu, Senior Lecturer of the University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Vera Álvarez, Lead Researcher of CONICET of Argentina
  • Priscila Chaverri Echandi, Research Professor of the School of Biology of the University of Costa Rica
  • Francisca Varela, Director of the Kodea Foundation