Science without borders: Improving impact by interlinking gender, geographic, disciplinary and educational dimensions.
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Programme – Skeleton

All presentations will be held either in English or Spanish. Simultaneous translation services will be available.

Side event 1 – Access with invitation only
Meeting of representatives of Institutions of Science and Technology in Latin America

Objectives:

To share the status of the inclusion of the gender dimension in programs and policies on Science and Technology in Latin America, through the identification of success stories and lessons learned, in order to carry out the Gender Summit - Latin America and explore the viability of a Latin American Gender Summits.

Participants:

  • Julia Pena, Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation (CEICTI), Argentina
  • María José Menéndez, National Council of Innovation for Development (CNID), Chile
  • Paula Astudillo, National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile
  • Sandra Lozano, COLCIENCIAS, Colombia
  • Carolina Vásquez, Ministry of Science and Technology, Costa Rica
  • Santa Romero, National Center for Research (CICES), El Salvador
  • Armando Pokus, National Secretariat of Science and Technology (SENACYT), Guatemala
  • Julia Tagüeña, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
  • Natacha Gómez, National Secretariat of Science , Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), Panama
  • Nathalie Alderete, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Paraguay
  • Ximena Usher, National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII), Uruguay
  • José Miguel Benavente, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB)
  • Gregorio Arévalo, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB)
  • Matteo Grazzi, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB)
  • María Teresa Villanueva, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB)
  • Jocelyn Olivari, UNU-MERIT, France
  • Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Gloria Bonder, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Mireya Imaz, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico
  • Rosaura Ruiz, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico
  • Ana Buquet, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico
  • Angélica Mendieta, Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), Mexico
  • Gabriela Dutrenit, Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico
  • Natalia García Colín, Mexican Mathematical Society (SMM), Mexico

16:00 – 16:30 Welcoming Remarks and Participants

  • Julia Tagüeña, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)
  • José Miguel Benavente, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB)
16:30 – 18:30 Round table.

Chair: Matteo Grazzi, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB)
  1. Challenges and opportunities for the inclusion of the gender dimension in the design of programs and public policies in Science Technology and Innovation (STI).
  2. Experiences, lessons learned and success stories.
  3. Identification of topics for a "Gender Summit - Latin America".
  4. Expectations and opportunities for regional cooperation in Gender and STI.
18:30 – 19:00 Closing Remarks.
19:00 – 21:00 Cocktail.
Side event 2 – Access with invitation only
Workshop: Creating Futures in Science

Objectives:

The workshop targets women at early career stage who participate in the CONACYT training program for indigenous women. The aim is to adapt and transfer the experience of applying the scenario approach from the European context to Mexico and to Latin America, to reflect the realities of the science landscapes and women’s lives in the region. It will also help create a ‘training-the-trainer’ toolkit.

Participants:
30 indigenous young women who are studying postgraduate degree in the University of Guerrero, holding a CONACYT scholarship.

14:30 – 15:00 Introductions
15:00 – 15:50 First activity. Learning from Experts: Q&A session.
15:50 – 16:00 Break/refreshments.
16:00 – 16:50 Second activity. Learning from Role Models: Group interactive session.
16:50 – 17:00 Break/refreshments.
17:00 – 17:50 Third activity. Creating future career scenario.
17:50 – 18:30 Sharing career plans. Closing Remarks.
19:00 – 21:00 Cocktail.
  08:00 – 09:00 REGISTRATION
Opening Ceremony 09:00 – 10:00 Inauguration Ceremony with Government and Funding Agencies representatives
Plenary 1
Science without borders
10:00 – 11:15

Funding agencies: programs for women, assessment processes and funding for the development of science

Chair: Julia Tagüeña, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Panel

  • Enrique Cabrero, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
  • Rebecca Keiser, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Serge Villemure, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
  • Maryse Lassonde, The Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ), Canada
  • Carolina Vásquez, Costa Rica representative

  11:15 – 11:45 COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS
Plenary 2
Breaking Gender Borders
11:45 – 13:00

Gender Gaps in Science, Technology and Innovation in Latin America

Introduction and Chair: Julie T. Katzman, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Panel

  • Vladimir López-Bassols, Consultant on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy and measurement
  • Janet Stotsky, American University, USA
  • Geoffrey Oldham, GenderInSITE and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), United Kingdom
  • José Franco, Scientific and Technological Advisory Forum (FCCyT), Mexico

  13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
Parallel Sessions 1 14:30 – 15:45 Parallel A:
Sex and Gender Issues in Health
Parallel B:
Women in STEM
Parallel C:
Gender and Climate Change

Chair:
Laura Vargas-Parada, School of Sciences, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico

Panel:
Susana López, Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico

Susan Parker, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico

Yesica Rangel, Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition at the University of SLP, Mexico

Chair:
Dolores Sánchez, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Panel:
Gayatri Buragohain, Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), India

Heather Metcalf, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), USA

Víctor Van den Bergh, Goodman Research Group, Inc., USA

Chair:
Salvador Lluch, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Keynote Speakers:
Amparo Martínez, National Institute Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), Mexico

Lorena Aguilar,International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), USA

  15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS
Parallel Sessions 2 16:15 – 17:30 Parallel A:
The costs of women under-participation in STI: evidence from Latin America
Parallel B:
Women and the outer Space
Parallel C:
Sex and gender in understanding genetics and behavior

Chair:
Matteo Grazzi, Inter-American Development Bank, IDB and Jocelyn Olivari, UNU-MERIT

Panel:
Lorena Rivera ,UNU-MERIT, France

Diego Aboal, CINVE, Uruguay

Luis Gutiérrez, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Nestor Gandelman, Universidad ORT, Uruguay

David Cuberes, Clark University

Chair:
Javier Mendieta, Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM), Mexico

Keynote speakers:
Silvia Torres, Science Advisory Board of Mexico (CCC), Mexico

Sandra I. Ramírez, Chemical Research Center, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (UAEM), Mexico

Mayra N. Montrose, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, USA

Chair:
Xochitl Castañeda,University of California Berkeley, USA

Keynote Speakers:
Xavier Soberón, National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), Mexico

Alonso Fernández-Guasti, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico

  17:30 - 19:00 POSTERS EXHIBITION AND TOUR OF STANDS
  19:00 - 21:00 DINNER
  08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION
Plenary 3
Breaking Cultural Borders
09:00 - 10:00

Gender Innovation

Chair: Teresa De León, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Keynote speakers:

  • Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, GenderSTE, Technical University of Madrid, Spain, Spain
  • Simone Buitendijk, LERU and Leiden University, Netherland

Plenary 4
Breaking Disciplinary Borders
10:00 - 11:15

The role of Gender-based innovations for un United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Chair: Elizabeth Pollitzer, PORTIA, United Kingdom

Panel:

  • Gloria Bonder, Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Argentina
  • Heisook Lee, Women In Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET), South Korea
  • Juan Casasbuenas, Science & Technology for Global Development, SciDev.Net
  • Nelly Stromquist, University of Maryland, USA
  • Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier, USA

  11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK
Plenary 5
Breaking Educational Borders
11:45 - 13:00

Participation of women and girls in science and technology education.
(Book Presentation: “Participation of women and girls in national education & the Science, Technology and Innovation system in Mexico:
A national assessment based on the Gender Eqlity in the knowledge society (GEKS) indicator framework”)

Chair: Judith Zubieta, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

Panel:

  • Alice Abreu, GenderInSITE, Brasil
  • Sophia Huyer, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), and CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS), Canada
  • Rachel Erhard, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
Parallel Sessions 3 14:30 - 15:45 Parallel A:
Sex and gender knowledge improving water management
Parallel B:
The Power of Research Networks
Parallel C:
Sex and gender knowledge driving sustainable development

Chair: Víctor Carreón, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Panel:
Marcia Barbosa, Instituto de Física da Universida de Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brasil

Stephanie Buechler, University of Arizona, USA

Chair:
Lorena Archundia, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Panel:
Norma Blazquez, Mexican Thematic Network of Science, Mexico

Martha Pérez,Women and Science Network, Mexico

Margarita Velázquez, Thematic Network Gender, Society and Environment, Mexico

Chair:
Landy Sánchez, The College of Mexico (COLMEX), Mexico

Keynote Speakers:
José Sarukhán, National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), Mexico

Holly Falk-Krzesinski and Ylann Schemm, Elsevier, USA

Natalia Armijo and Itza Castañeda, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), USA

  15:45 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS
Parallel Sessions 4 16:15 - 17:30 Parallel A:
Starting a career in Exact Sciences. How to promote the participation of women?
Parallel B:
Agents of Change: gender inclusion in public policy
Parallel C:
Inclusion of the gender dimension in international cooperation

Chair:
Ana María Cetto, Institute of Physics, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico

Panel:
Jessie DeAro, National Science Foundation, NSF, USA

Renetta Tull, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA

Juan Pedro Laclette, Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)

Chair:
Gloria Bonder,Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Argentina

Panel:
Alice Abreu, GenderInSITE, Brasil

Nancy Hafkin, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT)

Sophia Huyer, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), and CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS), Canada

Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Chair:
Arturo Borja, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

Panel:
Nuria Sanz, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

María Esther Pozo, Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID)

Immaculada Roca, Delegation of the European Unions

Closing Ceremony 17:30 – 18:00

Conclussions & Next Steps

  • Miyoko Watanabe, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
  • Maryse Lassonde, The Fonds du Recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies, FRQNT, Canada
  • Serge Villemure, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
  • Julia Tagüeña, National Council of Science and Technology, CONACYT, Mexico