GAB Home->Policy and research


        About the GAB

        Board Members

        Regional Secretariats


             to the United Nations
             to National Governments


Gender Advisory Board Reports and Recommendations

Applying a Gender Lens to Science, Technology and Innovation, UNCTAD 2012

The Gender Working Group Transformative Action Areas: Then and Now
Prepared for the GAB-organized international conference, Gender, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: Looking Ahead to the Next 10 Years.

Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in Science and Technology, UNESCO Jakarta 2004

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.

Papers commissioned for the GAB Policy Research Programme, "Gender Dimensions of Science and Technology Policy: Research in New Critical Issues" with funds from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC):
  1. ICTs, Globalisation and Poverty Reduction: Gender Dimensions of the Knowledge Society
    • Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society: Digital Exclusion or Digital Opportunity? by Sophia Huyer and Swasti Mitter .doc | .pdf
    • Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society by Sophia Huyer .doc | .pdf
    • Globalisation and ICT: Employment Opportunities for Women by Swasti Mitter .doc | .pdf
  2. Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimensions of Biotechnology Policy, by Sandy Thomas, Nuffield Ethics Foundation. .doc | .pdf
Linking Science and Technology to Women's Needs
Prepared by the Education and Human Resources Division, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, for Beijing +5 (2000).

Gender Equity in Science and Technology: Does it Matter?, Keynote Presentation by Geoffrey Oldham, Conference on Gender, Science and Technology, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 26, 2000.

Missing Links: Gender Equity in Science and Technology for Development, 1995, Gender Working Group, UNCSTD.

[Home Page] | [Comments and questions ]
[Subscribe to WISAT-L | Visit WISAT]