GS12 Goals

This is the first Gender Summit on Science, Technology and Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the 12th worldwide. It is organized by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, CONICYT.

It will be held in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with an expected participation of more than 500 attendees.

This international summit will be key for bringing together academic, political and business representatives to discuss the positive impacts of gender equity on science, technology and innovation for the region.

During the summit, there will be lectures, plenary panels and parallel round-tables where we will have the opportunity to share with important national and foreign speakers involved in these topics.

We will soon receive online registrations (at no cost), which will be informed through the seminar’s website and the official social networks. We’ll be expecting you!


  • To establish coordination between public and private members of academia, government, non-profit foundations and businesses, on priorities that are shared by all stakeholders.
  • To promote the collective discussions and synergies necessary at the national and international levels in order to develop policies that aim to reduce and eliminate gaps, particularly in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030.
  • To present evidence regarding the benefits of the gender dimension in terms of the outcomes and quality of scientific and technological activity.
  • To share experiences of good practices from a gender perspective in science, technology and innovation, at the national and international levels.