GS19 (2020) Programme


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Day 1, 19 August 2020 (KST; UTC+9)
10:00–10:10 Welcoming Comments
  • Hee Young Paik, Director, Gendered Innovation Science and Technology Research Centre, Republic of Korea
  • Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia, UK
  • Byung-ki Cheong, President, GTC, Republic of Korea
  • Hwang-Hee Cho, President, STEPI, Republic of Korea
10:10–11:20 Theme 1: Uniting Funders, Doers, and Custodians of Research to Strategically and Comprehensively Advance Quality Gender Research for SDGs
This session draws on the concept of the triple helix as an expression of co-dependency between the purposes and capacities of research funders, research performing organisations, and publishers/facilitators of research communication to advance scientific understanding and expertise needed to incorporate gender perspectives into planning of interventions for SDG targets.
Moderator introducing Theme 1: 1-0 Changmo Sung, Extraordinary Professor of Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Korea University, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Technology Executive Committee(TEC) Expert Member (2016-2017), Republic of Korea
  • 1-1 Youngsuk Chi, Chairman, Elsevier, USA
    Enabling inclusive sharing of knowledge for SDGs. Innovations introduced at Elsevier at the nexus of gender, sustainability, and development research communication
  • 1-2 Eun Mee Kim, Professor of the Graduate School of International Studies at EWHA Womans University, Republic of Korea
    UN SDGs and the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on Gender: What Countries are Reporting and What is Missing in VNRs
  • 1-3 Ana Maria F. Almeida, Co-lead of the Global Research Council’s Working Group on Gender, Brazil
    Mobilising, enhancing and harmonising the capacity of research funders to advance women and gender perspectives in research programmes for better quality of impact
  • 1-4 Claudia Sarrico, Policy Analyst, OECD, Paris France
    Solving societal problems by fostering gender equality in the educational, research, and innovation functions of HEIs
11:20–12:45 Theme 2: Improving Data Collection, and Reliability of Statistics and Indicators on Gender with Intersectionality Dimensions
This session tackles the historical lack of reliable data on gendered social behaviours, cultures, and processes, which impact in different ways on quality of interventions and of change for women and men. It also examines important interconnections between biological (sex) and social diversities (gender) with other human conditions such as age, ethnicity, education, and social status.

Moderator introducing Theme 2: 2-0 Insill Yi, Professor, Graduate School of Economics at Sogang University, 12th Commissioner of Statistics Korea, Republic of Korea
  • 2-1 Papa Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women, USA
    Counted and visible: Measurements of gender and intersecting inequalities across UN agencies
  • 2-2 Albert Motivans, Head of Data and Insights, Equal Measures 2030, USA
    Exploring the policy space and gender data, using data across the SDGs and unpacking disparities
  • 2-3 Cheryl Doss, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, U Oxford, UK
    Lessons from the Gender Asset Gap Project
  • 2-4 Jonathan Dawes, Professor, Deputy Director, Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour, University of Bath, UK
    Prioritisation within the SDG network: which SDG linkages matter most?
  • 2-5 Jacqueline McGlade, Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College, Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya
    Can gender equality help solve Climate Change
12:45-14:10 Theme 3: Strengthening Science and Technology for Better Response to Societal Inequalities, Disruptions, and Emergencies This session is organised by Elsevier
The purpose of this session is to focus on the various aspects of risk-control, response and recovery in the face of a disaster, with particular focus on gendered aspects. Currently, COVID-19 is bringing about extraordinary circumstances across the globe, with heightened demand for immediate and precise action from medical and health related experts. Pandemics, natural disasters and other emergencies affect everyone, highlighting the importance of an intersectional approach that leaves no one behind.

Moderator introducing Theme 3: 3-0 Anders Karlsson, Vice President of Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier, Japan
  • 3-1 Jemilah Mahmood, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health, Malaysia
    Gender aspects of COVID-19 and the need for better data
  • 3-2 Rajib Shaw, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, past Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Japan
    Biological Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction: Gender Implications
  • 3-3 Takako Izumi, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Japan
    Impact of COVID-19 on higher education institutions, and gender perspective in disaster response in Japan
  • 3-4 Jocalyn Clark, Executive editor at The Lancet. Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto, Canada
    Supporting the Global SDGs: Gender Equity Initiatives at The Lancet
  • 3-5 Rosemary Morgan, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    COVID-19 & the need for gender responsive pandemic preparedness and response plans
14:10–15:30 Theme 4: Global Climate Technology Cooperation Projects and Gender-Mainstreaming Efforts (Session organised by Green Technology Centre, Rep.Korea)
This session examines the gender-mainstreaming efforts made by the international organizations of the CTCN and the GCF in their support to developing countries under the UNFCCC. Also, it features the research results and implications for Korea on implementing its future gender-mainstreaming strategies for climate technology cooperation with developing countries on the basis of the gender-mainstreaming efforts of the CTCN and the GCF.

Moderator introducing Theme 4: 4-0 Kye Young Lee, Researcher, GTC, Republic of Korea
  • 4-1 Hyung-ju Kim, Director General, GTC, Republic of Korea
    Global climate technology cooperation efforts under the UNFCCC as a government funded research institute and the meaning of gender-mainstreaming
  • 4-2 Karina Larsen, Knowledge Communications Manager (Gender Focal Point), CTCN, Denmark
    Gender responsive technology development and transfer
  • 4-3 Seblewongel Negussie, Gender and Social Specialist, Republic of Korea
    GCF's Gender Policy and Implementation
  • 4-4 Michelle Winthrop, Policy Director, Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland
    Ireland’s role in championing gender-responsive climate action, in policy and development programmes
  • 4-5 Oh Chaewoon, Principal Researcher, GTC, Republic of Korea
    Implications for Korea on implementing its future gender-mainstreaming strategies for climate technology cooperation with developing countries on the basis of the gender-mainstreaming efforts of the CTCN and the GCF.
15:30–16:40 Distinguished Plenary Session
MC: Jennifer Hyunjong Shin, Professor, KAIST, Republic of Korea
Congratulatory and Policy Statements from Ministers and Senior Leaders
  • Kim Sang-hee, Deputy Speaker of the 21st National Assembly, Republic of Korea
  • Choi Ki-young, Minister of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea
  • Byun Jae-il, Member of National Assembly, Republic of Korea
  • Jo Myung-hee, Member of National Assembly, Republic of Korea
  • Patrick Child, Deputy Director General in DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission and Acting Director for the Clean Planet, Belgium
Guest of Honour & Plenary Speech:
  • Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General of the UN
    Women empowerment and SDGs
16:40–17:50 Theme 5: Science for Peace and for Safe and Secure Societies
This session examines scientific evidence and analyses of the widespread and destructive consequences of violence against women and girls across a range of contexts, to recommend how gender violence can be prevented and societies made safe and more secure in times of discord and conflict.

Moderator introducing Theme 5: 5-0 Eun Ha Chang, Director, Center for International Development and Cooperation, Korean Women’s Development Institute, Republic of Korea
  • 5-1 Rebecca Blum, Strategic Analyst - Security and Defence Policy and International Affairs and Development, Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), Sweden
    Integrating gender perspectives into the planning, execution and evaluation phases of military operations and exercises
  • 5-2 Fredrik Bondestam, Director, The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Gender-based violence in global higher education: Prevalence, prevention and ways to move forward
  • 5-3 Shalva Weil, Senior Researcher, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Ensuring safe societies by femicide prevention. A global perspective.
  • 5-4 Gunhui Chung, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Hoseo University, and member of research team at GISTeR, Republic of Korea
    Gender empowerment of the society improves resilience in disaster management.
17:50–19:00 Special Performance(Korean Creative Dance: N.O.T-No One There)
Day 2, 20 August 2020 (KST; UTC+9)
10:00–11:40 Theme 6: Developing and Applying Methods of Sex/Gender Analysis in Research for SDGs
This session presents latest advances in research methods to understand when, why and how biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) characteristics of studied populations, and in their ecological contexts, impact on research results and differentiate quality of research outcomes for women/females and men/males.

Moderator Introducing Theme 6: 6-0 Martina Schraudner, Board Member at acatech, Professor at Fraunhofer and at Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • 6-1 Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Vice President, Research Intelligence, Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier, USA
    New analysis of the literature on SDGs to identify across which SDGs (beyond SDG5) gender research is being incorporated and where gaps may still exist
  • 6-2 Jenny Graves, VC's Fellow & Distinguished Professor, Ecology, Environment & Evolution, La Trobe U, Australia
    Genetic studies on the differences between the sexes and what they mean for gender research and gender equity
  • 6-3 Londa Schiebinger, Professor, History of Science, Stanford U, and Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment, USA
    Intersectional perspectives in digitalisation of science and society
  • 6-4 Katrin Groth on behalf of the INGER study group, Scientist, German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany
    Integrating sex/gender methods into human biomonitoring studies
  • 6-5 Shirin Heidari, Senior Fellow in Residence at the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and Chair and President of GENDRO, Switzerland
    Advancing best practice for incorporation of gender analysis in health research
  • 6-6 Sun-Young Rieh, Professor, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Gender Issues in Community Design for Ageing in Place
11:40-13:20 Theme 7: Adding Value by Exploiting Cross Cutting and Spill-over Benefits of Gendered Innovations
This session will focus on improving the quality of impact of SDG interventions to achieve equal change benefiting in the circumstances women and men through multi-stakeholder actions involving researchers, policy makers and gender experts.

Moderator: Introducing Theme 7: 7-0 Oakla Cho, Emeritus Professor, Sogang University, Republic of Korea
  • 7-1 Dominique Charron, Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, International Development Research Centre, Canada
    Promoting Gender Transformative Approaches to Research and Capacity Building for the SDGs
  • 7-2 Muneeza Mehmood Alam, World Bank, USA
    Sustainable Mobility for All from a gender perspective
  • 7-3 Jürg Luterbacher, Director Science and Innovation at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland.
    Gender dimensions of weather and climate services
  • 7-4 Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge, Policy, Finance, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), UAE, and Christine Lins, Executive Director, Global Women’s Network for Energy Transition (GWNET), Austria
    Women in and for sustainable energy
  • 7-5 Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International, Switzerland, and Alice Ruhweza, Regional Director for Africa, WWF International, Switzerland
    Nature Conservation through the Gender Lens
  • 7-6 Nayoung Kim, professor, School of Medicine, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
    Developing gender-sensitive alcohol policy: Harmonizing scientific evidences and societal perception of alcohol in Korea
13:20-15:15 Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields (Session organised by Science and Technology Policy Institute, Rep.Korea)
This session examines conditions and opportunities for developing careers in sustainability-related fields, many of which are necessarily interdisciplinary and emerging and therefore are not burdened by traditional male dominated research cultures and traditions, and more welcoming to women, as well as integration of gender perspectives into science practice.

Moderator: Introducing Theme 8: 8-0 Eun Mee Kim, Professor of the Graduate School of International Studies at EWHA Womans University, Republic of Korea
  • 8-1 Sarah Huggett, Head of Analytical Services APAC, Elsevier, Singapore
    The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens: An examination of research participation, career progression, and perceptions across the globe
  • 8-2 Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo Metropolitan U, Norway
    Engaging men in women’s advancement and empowerment in science endeavours
  • 8-3 Carlotta M. Arthur, Director, Clare Boothe Luce Programme for Women in STEM, Henry Luce Foundation, USA
    Crossing disciplinary boundaries in researcher training to address large-scale, real-world problems
  • 8-4 Laura Camfield, Professor, Development Research and Evaluation, University of Anglia, UK
    Integrating gender analysis into postgraduate training on international development
  • 8-5 Myongsook S. Oh, Chair, Board of Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (WISET) Centre, President of Korea Society for Engineering Education, Professor of Hongik University, Chair, The 4th National Basic Plan for Human Resources in Science & Technology (2020-2025), Republic of Korea
    Expanding career choices of female chemical engineering students through chemical processes contributing to SDGs
  • 8-6 Dorothea Strueber, Manager, SDSN, Spain
    Mobilising the research community of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to adopt gender perspectives in their research for SDGs
  • 8-7 So Young Kim, Professor, KAIST, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    A Sticky Pipeline: Why So Few Women of Science at the Top?
15:15-16:55 Theme 9: Shaping the Next 10 Years of Research and Interventions for SDGs
This session looks at the next 10 years of the UN Sustainable Development agenda to identify: what gender research can be done in the near, medium and long term; where there is a need to prioritise specific research to fill in important gaps in knowledge, and how to increase participation of women scientists in sustainability agenda.

Moderator Introducing Theme 9: 9-0 Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia, UK
  • 9-1 Miyoko Watanabe, Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency ; Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan
    Advancing BRIDGE (better research, innovation and development for gender equality) through cooperation between universities, industry and society
  • 9-2 Ylann Schemm, Director, Elsevier Foundation, Netherlands
    Initiatives and programmes for engaging women scientists in developing world in research for SDGs
  • 9-3 Heisook Lee, Director for policy, Gendered Innovations for Science & Technology Research (GISTeR) Center, Professor Emeritus, Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea
    Gendered Innovations in accountable data management research for sustainable development
  • 9-4 David Griggs, Professor, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Australia
    An integrated approach - gender and SDG interklinkages
  • 9-5 Lydie Hakizimana, Interim CEO, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda
    Building science in Africa with full participation of women as researchers, educators and leaders
  • 9-6 Dorothy Nyambi, President & CEO, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Canada
    Catalyzing the earning potential of disadvantaged women, men and youth by integrating them into viable economic systems