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DAY ZERO. Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (by invitation only)

DAY ONE. Thursday, 28 April 2016

DAY TWO. Friday, 29 April 2016

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DAY ZERO. Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (by invitation only) 

Meeting of representatives of Institutions of Science and Technology in Latin America 
  

Objectives: Representatives from 11 Latin American STI agencies, Mexican civil society and international organizations met in an open space of discussion and knowledge-sharing  on  issues related to the gender dimension in the performance of national systems of science, technology and innovation in the region.  The meeting allowed participants to exchange experiences, to share their vision on the main challenges in the area and to discuss possible initiatives of regional cooperation.

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 – 16:20  Welcoming Remarks and Participants
16:20 – 17:30

Round table

Chair: Matteo Grazzi, Inter-american Development Bank (IDB) 

Topics of discussion:

  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.
17:30 – 18:00  Closing Remarks
Side Event 1 – Access with invitation only
The Competitiveness and Innovation Division at the Inter-American Bank is leading a research project aimed at advancing the knowledge on the economic costs that LAC economies are facing due to the underrepresentation of women in science, technology and innovation activities. A Call for Papers was launched in December 2015 and five proposals were selected on February 2016 over a total number of 33 submitted proposals. The number of proposals received shows the interest of researchers on the issues of gender gaps in STI in LAC. The chosen studies cover topics related to: gender gaps in scientific productivity and the effects on scientific performance in Mexico; the impact of gender-neutral incentives to researchers in Paraguay; the costs of entrepreneurship gender gaps in aggregate productivity in Chile; evidence of the existence of glass ceiling in research in Uruguay; and the effects of gender diversity on firm innovation in Colombia. The preliminary results of the research papers were presented in this technical workshop on Day 0 of the GS8. Given the quantitative nature of the papers, the aim of the workshop was to explain the methodology applied in each paper, present preliminary findings and discuss together strategies to improve the quality of the papers. Each researcher received comments from a designed discussant, from the audience and from the IDB team. The main messages derived from the preliminary results of this research project  were also presented in a parallel session on Day 1 of the GS8. Final results of the research project will be available on September 2016. pdf icon Download the session programme
Side event 3 – Access with invitation only
Workshop: Creating Futures in Science

Objective: 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- 18:40
  • Introductions
  • Learning from Experts: Q&A session
  • Learning from Role Models: Group interactive session
  • Creating future career scenario
  • Sharing career plans
  • Closing Remarks

 

DAY ONE. Thursday, 28 April 2016  

  08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION
Opening Ceremony 09:00 - 10:00 Inauguration Ceremony with Government and Funding Agencies representativesplay3

Plenary 1 Astor Ballroom


Science without borders

10:00 - 11:15

Funding agencies: programs for women, assessment processes and funding for the development of science play3

Chair: Julia Tagüeña, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
Panel:
•    Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
•    Rebecca Keiser, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA pdf icon
•    Maryse Lassonde (on behalf ofRémi Quirion), The Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ), Canada pdf icon
•    Serge Villemure, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada pdf icon
•    Carolina Vásquez, Ministry of Science and Technology, Chile pdf icon

  11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS

Plenary 2
Astor Ballroom


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) pdf icon

Panel:

•    Vladimir López-Bassols, Independent S&T policy consultant
•    Janet Stotsky, Independent Consultant, USA
•    Geoffrey Oldham, GenderInSITE; Science Policy Research Unit, SPRU, UK
•    José Franco, Scientific and Technological Advisory Forum (FCCyT), Mexico

 Exhibition 13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH
Parallel Sessions 1
Astor A, B and C
14:30 - 15:45

1A: Sex and gender issues in healthplay3

1B: Women in STEM

1C: 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 pdf icon
Susan W. Parker, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico pdf icon
Yesica Yolanda Rangel Flores, Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition at the University of SLP, Mexico pdf icon

Chair: Dolores Sánchez, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
Panel:
Gayatri Buragohain, Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), India pdf icon
Heather Metcalf, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), USA pdf icon
Víctor van den Bergh, Goodman Research Group, Inc., USA pdf icon

Chair: Salvador Lluch, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
Keynote Speakers:
Amparo Martínez, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), Mexico pdf icon
Lorena Aguilar, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), USA pdf icon

  15:45 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS
Parallel Sessions 2
Astor A, B and C
16:15 - 17:30 2A: The costs of women under-participation in STI: evidence from Latin America 2B: Women and outer space 2C: Sex and gender in understanding genetics and behaviour
Chair: Matteo Grazzi, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Jocelyn OlivariUNU-MERIT, France
Panel:
Lorena Rivera, UNU-MERIT, France pdf icon
Diego Aboal, CINVE, Uruguay pdf icon
Luis Gutiérrez, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia pdf icon
Néstor Gandelman, Universidad ORT, Uruguay pdf icon
David Cuberes, Clark University, USA pdf icon
Chair: Javier Mendieta, Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM), Mexico pdf icon
Panel:
Silvia Torres, Science Advisory Board of Mexico (CCC), Mexico
Sandra I. Ramírez,  Chemical Research Center, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos(UAEM), Mexico pdf icon
Mayra N. Montrose, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, USA pdf icon
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 pdf icon
  17:30 - 19:00 POSTERS, STANDS & NETWORKING
  19:00 - 21:00 DINNER

 

DAY TWO. Friday, 29 April 2016 

  08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION

Plenary 3
Astor Ballroom


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 pdf icon
•    Simone Buitendijk, League of European Research Universities (LERU); Leiden University, Netherlands pdf icon

Plenary 4
Astor Ballroom


Breaking Disciplinary Borders

10:00 - 11:15

The role of Gender-based innovations for UN Sustainable Development Goals

Chair: Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia Ltd UK, United Kingdom 
Panel:
•    Gloria Bonder, Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Argentina pdf icon
•    Heisook Lee, Gendered Innovation Research Center (GIRC), South Korea pdf icon
•    Juan Casasbuenas, SciDev.Net pdf icon
•    Nelly Stromquist, Univeristy of Maryland, USA pdf icon
•    Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier, USA pdf icon

  11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS

Plenary 5
Astor Ballroom


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 Equality in the knowledge society (GEKS) indicator framework”) 

Chair: Judith Zubieta, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 
Panel:
•    Alice Abreu, GenderInSITE, Brazil pdf icon
•    Sophia Huyer, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), and CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS), Canada pdf icon
•    Rachel Erhard, Tel Aviv University, Israel pdf icon
•    Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) pdf icon

  13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH, POSTERS AND STANDS
Parallel Sessions 3
Astor A, B, C
14:30 - 15:45

3A: Sex and gender knowledge improving water managementplay3

3B: The Power of Research Networks

3C: Sex and gender knowledge driving Sustainable Development

Chair: Víctor G. 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 pdf icon
Stephanie Buechler, University of Arizona, USA pdf icon

Chair: Lorena Archundia Navarro, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico
Panel
Norma Blazquez Graf, Mexican Thematic Network of Science, Mexico pdf icon
Martha Pérez Armendariz, Women and Science Network, Mexico pdf icon
Margarita Velázquez, Thematic Network Gender, Society and Environment, Mexico pdf icon (in spanish pdf icon)

Chair: Landy Sánchez, The College of Mexico (COLMEX), Mexico
Panel:
José Sarukhán, National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), Mexico pdf icon
Holly Falk-Krzesinski and Ylann Schemm, Elsevier pdf icon
Natalia Armijo and Itza Castañeda, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), USA pdf icon

 

15:45- 16:15

COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS AND STANDS
   

4A: Starting a career in Exact Sciences: How to promote the participation of women?play3

4B: Agents of Change: gender inclusion in public policy play3

4C: Inclusion of the gender dimension in international cooperation

Parallel Sessions 4 16:15 - 17:30

Chair:
Ana María Cetto, Institute of Physics, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico
Panel:
Jessie DeAro, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA pdf icon
Renetta Garrison Tull, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA pdf icon
Juan Pedro Laclette, Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) pdf icon

Chair: Gloria Bonder, Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Argentina
Panel
Alice Abreu, GenderInSITE; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil pdf icon
Nancy Hafkin, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) pdf icon
Sophia Huyer, Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), and CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS), Canada pdf icon
Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) pdf icon

Chair: Arturo Borja, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico  Panel
Nuria Sanz, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) pdf icon
María Esther Pozo, Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID) pdf icon
Imma Roca i Cortés, Delegation of the European Union to Mexico 

Closing Ceremony 17:30 - 18:00

 Conclusions & Next Steps

•    Miyoko Watanabe, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan pdf icon
•    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 pdf icon
•    Julia Tagüeña, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico pdf icon

programme subject to change

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Science without borders: Improving impact by interlinking gender, geographic, disciplinary and educational dimensions. Mexico City, 2016

This Gender Summit 8 highlighted how science can be a tool to break all kinds of borders: gender, geographic, disciplinary and educational borders. The kind of science able to break these boundaries comes from an environment of diversity and inclusion, key elements to innovation.

The GS8 introduced the Latin American perspective to the second North American Gender Summit and will move towards an exercise of a multi-sector dialogue and a multidisciplinary reflection that enriches the development of policy instruments for gender equality in the field of science and technology.

Main Objectives: 

  1. Addressing gender issues in science and technology from a multidisciplinary approach.  
  2. Innovating from a gender perspective. 
  3. Achieving sustainable development through science and gender equality. 
  4. Adding the Latin American voice to the Gender Summit movement.

GS8 Venue & Practical Info

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The Gender Summit 8 North & Latin America will be held on April 28-29, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico at:GS8 registration button

St. Regis Mexico City Hotel
Paseo de la Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Federal District 06500, Mexico

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

Accommodation Options

Poster guidelines

  • Structures to place posters are 1 meter wide and 2.5 meters high.
  • Posters will be placed on the afternoon on 27th April (St. Regis Hotel / 2nd floor).
  • Staff will be at the hotel in order to help all the participants to place their posters.
  • Participants can send their posters in advance to:

Stephanie Möller CORPORATE ACCOUNT MANAGER
THE ST. REGIS MEXICO CITY,  PASEO DE LA REFORMA 439,
COL. CUAUHTÉMOC, MEXICO CITY, DF 06500, MEXICO           

  • Each participant must cover the cost of shipping

 

About Reforma Avenue
Reforma avenue is one of the most beautiful and emblematic avenues of Mexico City. It is filled with tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels.

Reforma is home to many historic monuments such as the Angel of Independence, the Diana the Huntress fountain (just in front of the St. Regis Hotel) and the Chapultepec Park and Castle, among many others. 

Reforma is also a cultural avenue, friendly to walk, in which you can find different art expositions (photography, sculpture, etc).

Embassies at Reforma Avenue

  • United States, Reforma 305
  • Colombia, Reforma 379
  • Japan, Reforma 395
  • European Union, Reforma 1675
  • Peru, Reforma 2601

Other great places to visit at Reforma Avenue

  • National Museum of Anthropology
  • Modern Art Museum
  • Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum
  • Chapultepec Zoo
  • National History Museum

Touristic tours available
Turibus is a bus that offers a variety of tourist routes. One of them goes from the Chapultepec Park (Reforma Avenue) to the Historic Downtown

How to get to St. Regis Reforma Hotel

From Mexico´s City International Airport  

By airport authorized taxi / Uber
Take Viaducto West to Nuevo Leon Avenue.  Proceed straight ahead until Sonora Street. Take left in Sonora Street and turn right over Reforma Avenue.
Distance from Hotel: 10 km 
Drive Time: from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic. 
Typical minimum charge: 20 USD

By subway public transport (Metro) Metro Map
Take the yellow line at the airport station (Terminal Aerea) to Pantitlan Station. From Pantitlan Station take the pink line to Observatorio Station.
Get off on Sevilla station. Look for Sevilla´s street and walk towards Reforma Avenue.
The St. Regis Hotel will be in front “Diana the Huntress” fountain.

Mexico City's International Airport

Mexico City International Airport, also called Benito Juarez International Airport is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. The Airport is divided into two sections: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Most international travelers are handled by Terminal 1.

Airport code
FlightStats code: MEX
IATA code: MEX
ICAO code: MMMX

Time Zone

6:00 hours from UTC/GMT

Weather Conditions

Mexico City has a mild temperate climate. The warm season lasts from March 23 to June 11 with an average daily high temperature above 78°F.

Visa

Visa requirements vary depending on country of origin. Please consult your local travel guidance. Download a list of countries that do not require a Visa for Mexico for stays less than 180 days.

Holders of a valid United States multiple-entry visa do not require a Mexican visa to travel to Mexico for a period of entry not exceeding 180 days and for non-gainful activities.  The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is NOT considered a valid US visa for the purpose of travelling to Mexico under the exemption of the Mexican visa.

Currency

The currency used in Mexico is the Mexican peso. To check the foreign exchange rate please enter: Yahoo! Currency rate calculator

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GS8 North & Latin America Travel Grants

Volunteer to Act as a Gender Summit Facilitator

Early-stage researchers with previous experience working at research conferences can volunteer to act as a Gender Summit Facilitator in the following areas:  

  • Session rapporteur/teller– provide a written summary of a session or discussion (excellent written Spanish/English required). 
  • Social media rapporteur – report on the Gender Summit via Twitter, Facebook and other social channels; post images and connect with virtual attendees online. 

In exchange for your support, GS8 will cover your travel contributions (national or international roundtrip flight from the facilitator’s city of origin to Mexico City). Accommodation must be covered by the facilitator. The number of grants and contributions available is limited and depends on the ability of our partners to extend such support.

Email coop.int.ciencia@conacyt.mx expressing your interest in applying.

External Grant - AAAS

The Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity is currently seeking applicants who are interested in attending the Gender Summit 8 (GS8), in Mexico City, for one week travel from April 25 to May 1, 2016.Find out more

Deadline: Jan 7th 2016

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