Prof Alice Abreu

Abreu, Gender Summit speaker

Director, GenderInSITE; Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Alice Abreu, the Acting Director of GenderInSITE, is Emeritus Professor of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was vice-president of the National Research Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, director of the Office of Education, Science and Technology of the Organization of American States, and director of the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Science. A sociologist by training, she has worked on sociology of work and more recently on gender and science. Gender in science, innovation, technology and engineering (SITE) is an international initiative to promote the role of women in science, innovation, technology and engineering, and to demonstrate how applying a gender lens to SITE can provide deeper insights, more effective programmes and more sustainable outcomes in the context of development.

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