CSW 2011 Theme Expert Group Meeting

Paris, France – 28 September – October 1, 2010

GENDER, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider ‘Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work’ as its priority theme during its fifty-fifth session in 2011.

In order to contribute to a fuller understanding of the issue and to assist the Commission in its deliberations, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW, now part of UN Women) in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will convene an expert group meeting (EGM) on ‘Gender, science and technology’ from 28 September to 1 October 2010 in Paris, France.

The EGM will explore the gender dimensions of science and technology, and identify policies and programmes that can accelerate progress towards the internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs. It will examine strategies for:

• Increasing women’s access to and use of technology, including more gender-responsive products

• Increasing women’s access to and participation in science and technology education and training

• Eliminating barriers to women’s participation in science and technology employment

BACKGROUND PAPERS

Londa Schiebinger
Stanford University, USA
Gender, science and technology
EGM/ST/2010/BP.1

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Women’s and girls’ access to and participation in science and technology
EGM/ST/2010/BP.2

EXPERT PAPERS

Monia Cheikh
University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Women’s and girls’ participation in science and technology in North Africa
EGM/ST/2010/EP.9

Flavia Franconi
University of Sassari, Italy
Sex and gender analysis in medical and pharmacological research
EGM/ST/2010/EP.12

Sophia Huyer
Women and Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT), Canada
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW)
Science, technology and innovation policies and funding
EGM/ST/2010/EP.7

Kong-Ju-Bock Lee
National Institute for Supporting Women in Science and Technology (NIS-WIST), Republic of Korea
Effective policies for supporting education and employment of women in science and technology
EGM/ST/2010/EP.6

Jeffry Mallow
Loyola University Chicago, USA
Gender, science anxiety, and science attitudes: A multinational perspective
EGM/ST/2010/EP.5

Verdiana Grace Masanja

National University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Increasing women’s participation in science, mathematics and technology education and employment in Africa
EGM/ST/2010/EP.8

Klaus Schroeder
Design-people, Denmark
Gender dimensions of product design
EGM/ST/2010/EP.13

Mereseini Seniloli
Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Federated States of Micronesia
Gender dimensions of science and technology in agriculture and climate change: A case study
EGM/ST/2010/EP.3

Nikolina Sretenova
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
What has worked in Europe to increase women’s participation in science and technology
EGM/ST/2010/EP.11

Viswanath Venkatesh
University of Arkansas, USA
Advancement of women in rural India
EGM/ST/2010/EP.4

Judi Wakhungu
African Centre for Technology Studies, Kenya
Gender dimensions of science and technology: African women in agriculture
EGM/ST/2010/EP.2

Judith Zubieta García
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico
Women, development, and the knowledge society
EGM/ST/2010/EP.1

OBSERVER PAPERS

International Labour Office
EGM/ST/2010/OP.1

French Association of Women Engineers (Femmes Ingénieurs)
EGM/ST/2010/OP.2

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
EGM/ST/2010/OP.3

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW)
EGM/ST/2010/OP.4

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