UNU Institute in Macau Principal Research Fellow for the Gender Tech Project, Araba Sey, will be speaking at an event that celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Araba will join the High-Level Panel on Investing in Science and Technology Education for Shaping Society’s Future.
Araba has led the research on the state of gender equality in information and communication technologies (ICT) access, skills and leadership through EQUALS project. In the high-level panel she plans on elaborating the crucial key findings of the research and encouraging all stakeholders to accelerate actions to close the gender digital gap based on data and evidence.
The high-level panel is a part of the Fourth International Day of Women and Girls in Science Forum, with a theme of “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”. The Forum aims to cross-fertilize and harness the strategies, expertise and resources across the broadest spectrum of policy-makers, professionals, civil society and the private sector to move investment in women in science for inclusive green growth into the mainstream discourse, and to identify implementation gaps and co-create action plans. It is anticipated that this will spark sustained public demand for lasting political action within the United Nations intergovernmental processes and other international, regional and national fora.
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