The 11th February 2020, we will celebrate the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This annual celebration is particularly important as we are preparing IYBSSD 2022: the suppression of the gender gap in any field is the SDG n.5, and it is particularly important in science.
On this occasion, Michel Spiro, president of IYBSD 2022 steering committee is invited to the conference organized for this celebration by The Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) at the United Nations Headquarters. He will have the opportunity to give some comments during a session moderated by H.E. Ambassador Joanna Wronecka, Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations.
The website of the event gives details about themes and content.
The three thematic focus areas of this 2020 Assembly highlight:
- The role of women in science for improving green and inclusive economy regulatory and policy framework.
- Promoting innovative green investment in women and girls in science through public-private partnerships.
- Advancing national-level women in science capacity development for a holistic inclusive and green action.
To this end, RASIT identified 4 priority objectives for the Assembly as:
- Addressing the Nexus between Digital Economy Agri-Tech and Gender Inequality.
- Ensuring participation of Women and Girls in Science for SDG2 and SDG6 with a Cultural Regional focus.
- Tackle Regional/ Local Labor Markets Interdependence and Constraints for Women in Science.
- Addressing Nexus of Women in Science and Fourth Digital Revolution.
In addition, RASIT and the International Chamber of Commerce welcome experts and leaders to share their best practices, strategies and applied solutions which address the challenges and provide opportunities under the following domains:
- Review of national, regional and international policies and best practices, plans and programmes of action pertaining to Equality in Science, Technology and Innovation, especially related to sustainable agriculture.
- Understanding Investment in women and girls in science for inclusive green growth through capacity building, access to funds, cooperation and data governance.
- Promoting integrated policies for investment in inclusive science and technology for achieving implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda, particularly sustainable agriculture.
- Framework to shape the future of digital economy for society through developing an integrated Digital Economy, Culture and Sociology, to implement policies.
- Specific topics and applications could include inter alia (i) evaluation of the economic and social impact of Women in Science in Sustainable Development Programmes, (ii) measurement of SDGs indicators related to investment, equality and parity in science, technology and innovation in the Digital Economic era.