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A collaborative initiative with the Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW) and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, to promote the message that STI for development policy and programs will not be effective, equitable or sustainable unless the gender lens is applied - that is, unless it reflects the aims, concerns, situation and abilities of both women and men.
Presentation to the Fourteenth Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, May 2011.
Understanding the Gender Dimensions of Biotechnology Research and Development
Report of the Regional Consultative Expert Workshops organised by the Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the Pakistan National Commission on Biotechnology in Pretoria and Islamabad, on November 26-27 and November 30 - December 1, 2004. Made possible with funding from the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The purpose of the workshops was to engage in consultation with experts from each region to identify the critical gender effects and gaps in research and development of new biotechnologies in terms of social and gender relations; women's food production and natural resources-based enterprises; labour patterns; biodiversity; access and benefit sharing; and poverty reduction in the developing world.
International Conference on Gender, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: Looking Ahead to the Next 10 Years
GAB-organized meeting held at UNESCO, Paris in December 2006 to assess the global status of gender, science and technology for sustainable development after the 1995 UN World Conference on Women.
Meeting of Experts on Gender and Science and Technology in Latin America
Held on August 24-25, 2004, organised by the Office of Science and Technology and the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States, and the Gender Advisory Board of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. The initiative is part of the project Gender and Science and Technology: Proposals for integrating a gender perspective in science, technology, engineering and innovation policies in the Americas (SEPIA IV). Expert papers were commissioned with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Includes Recommendations for Integrating a Gender Perspective in Science and Technology Policies and Programs in the Americas
The Fundamental Role of Science, Technology, Engineering, Innovation and Science Education in the Framework of the Discussion of the Fourth Summit of the Americas
GAB participation in the Roundtable, organized by the Organization of American States, Buenos Aires, September 5, 2005