GS9 Regional Committee

Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen

Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen, Gender Summit 9 Eu speaker

Senior Adviser, BALANSE-program coordinator, Research Council of Norway (RCN).

Dr Owesen is a senior adviser at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities, and a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, the central government administration and the overall research community. Dr Owesen is also the co-ordinator of the BALANSE-program. The Initiative on Gender Balance in Senior Positions and Research Management (BALANSE) seeks to promote gender balance at the senior level in Norwegian research through new knowledge, learning and innovative measures.

In 2013, Dr Owesen co-authored "A history of Norwegian equality 1814–2013”, charting the development of equality in Norway. Dr Owesen’s academic background is in philosophy and before joining the Research Council she was a researcher affiliated with the Centre for Gender at the University of Oslo.