GS20 Programme

Evolving Programme
20th Gender Summit - LAC
15 – 23 September 2021
Enhancing scientific excellence to improve quality, equity, and societal relevance, of research outcomes
Virtual event with some pre-recorded presentations (access information will be provided at a later date)
All times are in Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)

15 September 2021

09:30 – 10:30
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Welcome addresses (pre-recorded)
Science and policy leaders from across the LAC region and beyond welcome participants
  • Katja Becker, President of German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Jessica Bedoya, Chief of Staff, Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
  • Andrew Newton, Country Director Brazil, British Council
  • Evaldo Vilela, President, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq, Brasil
10:30 – 12:00
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
 Plenary 1: Status of Gender Equality in Latin American Research
This session examines the science landscape in Latin America focusing on women scientists. The session builds on the analysis of career pathway characteristics in the Elsevier “Researcher Journey through a Gender Lens” report.
  1. Mapping the researcher journey
    YS Chi, Chairman, Elsevier , USA
  2. Organizational gender diversity and determinants of researcher productivity in LAC countries
    Claudia González-Brambila, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
  3. What is being done to attract more women into science
    Helena Bonciani Nader, Professor, Federal University of São Paulo, former President of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science
  4. The changing career landscape of Brazilian women scientists
    Marcia Barbosa, Professor, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Moderator: Lidia Brito -UNESCO Regional Director for Sciences in the Latin America and Caribbean region - based in Montevideo (Uruguay)
12:00 – 12:30 BREAK
12:30 – 14:30
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 2: Sex and gender as determinants of research outcomes. A Latin American perspective
This session explains the latest scientific advances, as well as gaps, in understanding how biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) characteristics, collectively known as ‘gender dimension’, differentiate research results and quality of outcomes for women and men.
  1. Gendered Innovations 2: How Inclusive Analysis Contributes to Research and Innovation
    Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science; Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Project, Stanford University, USA
  2. Systematic data collection for gender-environment nexus
    Dimitra Xynou, Policy Analyst, OECD , France
  3. Measuring the state of green innovation in LAC countries
    Matteo Grazzi, Senior Specialist Science and Technology, Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
  4. Gender and other inequalities in global low carbon transitionL the decarbonisation divide
    Benjamin K. Sovacool, Professor, University of Sussex Business School, UK, and Distinguished Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
  5. Public health Gender dimensions – Frontline Health Care Workers in COVID-19 Pandemic
    Celina Maria Turchi Martelli, Senior Scientist, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz in Recife, Brazil

Moderator: Fabiola Leon Velarde, Scientist, past Rector of Cayetano Heredia University, past President of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC). Peru.

16 September 2021

10:00 – 10:15
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Public health and Science
Nísia Trindade, President of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
10:15 – 12:15
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 3: Leaving no woman behind in Latin America: applying a gender lens to the interlinkages of the SDGs
This session examines the slow progress made so far towards achieving gender equality goals of the UN Agenda 2030 in LAC region
  1. Gender equity as key factor in making progress on Agenda 2030
    Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia/Gender Summit, UK
  2. Gender inequalities in science and pathways to reduce gaps in Peru
    Josefina Takahashi, Committee Pro Women in Science CONCYTEC, Peru
  3. Gender inequalities in Cities
    Nora Ruth Libertun de Duren, IADB, USA
  4. SDG implementation policy in Argentina
    Ana Maria Franchi, President CONICET, Argentina
  5. SDG implementation policy in Chile
    Carolina Torrealba, Subsecretaria de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación, Chile
  6. Measuring quality education from a gender perspective
    Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch, UNESCO, Peru
  7. Enhancing scientific vocations in girls in Colombia to support sustainable development
    Carol Modragón, Director of Vocations and Training in Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia

Moderator: Alice Abreu, Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
12:15 – 12:30 BREAK
12:30 – 14:00
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 4: A Charter for Gender Equity in Science: good practices from a comparative perspective
This session will present best practice measures implemented around the world to advance equality, diversity and inclusion in science institutions with focus on transferability and use in the LAC science landscape.
  1. Implementing Athena Swan in HEI
    Sarah Dickinson Hyams, Assistant Director, International Equality Charters, Advance HE, UK
  2. SEA Change – US: focus on race
    Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). USA
  3. Promoting gender equity – maternity/paternity leave
    Adriana Tonini, Director of Engineering, Human and Social Sciences at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq, Brazil
  4. Taking the importance of sex, gender and diversity into account in the preparation and implementation of research projects as good research practice
    Sonja Ochsenfeld-Repp, Head of Division Equal Opportunities, Research Integrity and Cross-Programme Development, German Research Foundation (DFG)
  5. What we learned during the process of installing a national policy in gender equality for science, technology and innovation in Chile
    Virginia Garreton, Chief of advisors of the Vice-ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation, and executive director of the National Council of Equality for Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Chile

Moderator: Ana Maria F. Almeida, Professor, UNICAMP

17 September 2021

10:00 – 10:15
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Keynote 2

Policies towards gender equality in science and research
Maria Zaira Turchi, Director of Institutional Cooperation at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
10:15 – 11:45
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 5: Science, technology and sustainability: innovative strategies in research, education and community development
This session will focus on role of science and technology to improve the lives and livelihoods of women and men in the LAC region, and to ensure societal and economic sustainability of the communities they are part of and depend on.
  1. Conceptualizations and experiences in STEAM with a gender equality approach: analysis of experiences in Latin American educational environments
    Gloria Bonder, UNESCO Regional Chair for Women, Science and Technology in Latin America, FLACSO, Argentina
  2. Overview of the risks, challenges and opportunities posed by new digital technologies for women and sustainable development
    Sophia Huyer, Gender and Social Inclusion Research Leader, CCAFS and Director of Women in Global Science and Technology, WISAT, Canada
  3. Strategic application of technologies in rural indigenous and peasant communities in northern Argentina
    Fabiana Mena, President, Fundación Gran Chaco, Argentina
  4. A curricular approach with a gender perspective in engineering careers for the analysis of the Academic Offer. The case of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica
    Ana Rosa Ruiz Fernández, Coordinator of the Office of Gender Equality, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Moderator: Francilene Garcia, Faculty Member, Federal University of Campina Grande
11:45 – 12:30 BREAK
12:30 – 14:00
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 6: Biodiversity of land and sea: our life, our future
This session will consider the importance of new technologies and scientific programs to support preservation policies, bioeconomy and strategies for the sustainable use of biodiversity in the LAC regions.
  1. The chemical and biological diversity of the biomes of Brazil
    Vanderlan Bolzani, Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
  2. Protecting biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods in the wetlands of the Peruvian Amazon
    Carmen Garcia, President of Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP)
  3. Ocean science, technology and sustainable development
    Cláudia Alves de Magalhães, Marine Ecologist,S&T Senior Analyst of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation - MCTI,Vice-Chairman IOCARIBE
  4. Can bioenergy projects act as a driver to advance gender equality in science?
    Myriam A. Amezcua Allieri, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
  5. A novel framework to overcome gender-related challenges and support women in conservation
    Marcela Márquez-García, Centro de Humedales Río Cruces, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

Moderator: Dr. Josefina Takahashi, President of the Committee Pro Women in STI - CONCYTEC

21 September 2021

10:00 – 10:15
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Keynote 3
Carole Mundell
, Chief International Science, FCDO, UK
10:15 – 11:45
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 7: Widening access to science knowledge and research publications
This plenary session will discuss how scientists, science journals and science publishers can improve communication of science knowledge by ensuring gender equality, diversity and inclusion in authorship and readership
  1. What can data analytic methods reveal about gender, diversity and inclusion in science knowledge making
    Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier Gender Equity Taskforce and I&D Board
  2. Towards more inclusive publishing practices in STEM education research
    Ayush Gupta, Researcher, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Editor, International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace
  3. Landmarks and challenges of science communication in the LAC region
    Luisa Massarani, Regional Coordinator for LAC region, Scidev.Net and Oswaldo Cruz Foundatio
  4. Measuring societal impact of science
    Germana Barata, Labjor UNICAMP

Moderator: Meghie Rodrigues, Science and Environment journalist, correspondent for SciDev.Net
11:45 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:30
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 8: Gender dimensions of scientific freedom, integrity, and mobility
This session will discuss how political, economic and cultural conditions can both enhance and threaten opportunities for women scientists and scholars to thrive professionally and personally.
  1. Academies of Science as Key Instruments of Science Diplomacy
    Peter F. McGrath. Coordinator, IAP, Italy
  2. Gender dimension of refugee and displaced scientists
    Sena Galazzi, Associate Programme Officer at UNESCO-TWAS
  3. Helping society ask the right questions, without fear
    Debora Diniz, Scientist, University of Brasilia and co-founder and researcher at Anis: Institute for Bioethics, Brazil
  4. Strengthening human capital in science, technology and innovation in Latin America
    Livia Benavides, Human Development Program Leader for the Andean Countries, World Bank
  5. Science, Ideology and Social Power
    Hebe Vessuri, Centro de Investigaciones en Geografia Ambiental, Mexico

Moderator: Roseanne Diab. Director, GenderInSITE

22 September 2021

10:00 – 10:15
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Keynote 4
Gillian Cowell
, British Council Portfolio Lead Gender and Inclusion
10:15 – 11:45
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
 Plenary 9: Promoting women in STEM in the private sector: entrepreneurship and innovation through a gender lens
  1. Challenges and Strategies for attracting, developing and hiring women in STEM - a look from corporations
    Margareth Goldenberg, Executive Manager, Movimento Mulher 360, Brazil
  2. From innovation to commercialisation and entrepreneurship
    Silmara Neves, Founder and Director IQX Inove Qualyx
  3. Gender equity as a catalysing force for sustainable economies
    Stephanie Oueda Cruz - Head of Gender and Diversity at IDB Invest
  4. Shaping diversity and social corporate responsibility
    Luiza Trajano, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magazine Luiza
  5. Safe and sustainable mobility for all
    Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Transportation Infrastructure Manager for Europe, World Bank; Former Minister of Public Works and Transportation of Costa Rica

Moderator: Laura Ripani, Division Chief Labour Markets, Inter-American Development Bank - IDB, USA
11:45 – 13:30 BREAK
13:30 – 14:15
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 10: Gender Gaps in Public Funding Programs for Scientific Research
  1. Diana Suárez, Vice-president Council of Scientific Research of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  2. Jocelyn Olivari, Professor and Researcher - Adolfo Ibáñez University
  3. Erika Raquel Badillo, Assistant Professor - Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana

Moderator, Matteo Grazzi, Senior Specialist Science and Technology, Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
14:30 – 16:00
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Plenary 11: Landscape and actions for Women and Girls in STEM in the AMERICAS
  1. Guillermo Anlló, Regional Specialist in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Programme - Unesco
  2. Engell Rosario Jaime, UN Women
  3. Eliana Carolina Rubiano Matulevich, World Bank
  4. Gloria Bonder, FLACSO
Moderator: Camila Morsch, English Language, Education and Society Director, Americas | Cultural Engagement – British Council
Closing Session (16:00 – 16:20)
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
  • Maria Zaira Turchi, Director of Institutional Cooperation at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
  • Diana Daste, Acting Regional Lead Higher Education & Science, Americas, British Council

23 September 2021

Workshop 1
10:00 – 12:00
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
This session will take place in "Room 1" on the Meetyoo platform

Gender Issues in Scientific Communication: barriers and solutions

Professor Vaneeta D’Andrea and Dr Monica Campiteli
Abstract Session
13:00 – 14:30
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
  • Breakout Session 1 – Gender Policies and Positive Actions in LAC (This session will take place in "Room 2" on the Meetyoo platform)
    • Barriers to advancing women’s scientific careers in the mechanisms of public financing of Chilean science, technology, and knowledge system
      Viviana Rebufel Alvarez, O´Higgins University Chile, PhD Student at University of Valencia
    • The Covid-19 experience in Cuba: reflections on sciences, technology and gender issues
      Lilliam Alvarez Diaz, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
    • Current context, dimensioning and scientific capabilities of Peruvian women in STEM
      Bertha Cecilia Garcia Cienfuegos, National University of Tumbes – Peru
    • Awarding awardees: a preliminary study on awards for women in science
      Janaína Dutra Silvestre Mendes, Instituto Nacional de Câncer José Alencar Gomes da Silva (INCA-MS) e Yalodé - Rede de Cientistas Feministas
    • Estimation of the gender pay gap in academic units of the University of Chile
      Andrea Bentancor, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad de Talca, Chile
    • Moderator: Heloisa Fimiani, British Council, Brazil
  • Breakout session 2 Science organizations and networks and ICTs (This session will take place in "Room 3" on the Meetyoo platform)
    • Gender Equality in Science: Inclusion and Participation of Women in Global Science Organizations
      Roseanne Diab, Director, GenderInSITE, Trieste, Italy
    • The importance of support networks for an inclusive, diverse and equitable STEM
      Luisa M. Diele-Viegas, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
    • REMCI: A network of women scientists in Ecuador creating a space of equity
      Claudia Segovia-Salcedo, Ecuadorian Network of Scientist Women (REMCI), Ecuador
    • Gender equality and artificial intelligence bias in Medicine and Healthcare
      Edith Villegas, Nicaragua; Rosa Petit, R+D Allianzy, Argentina
    • Creating new narratives for women in STEM: Heroine Learning Journey
      Luciana Nascimento, Systems Engineering and Computer Science Program (PESC/COPPE/UFRJ), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Moderator: Victoria Copete, British Council, Peru
  • Breakout Session 3 International perspectives (This session will take place in "Room 4" on the Meetyoo platform)
    • Diversity leadership at top ranking institutions
      Bola Grace, Wo+Men Leadership Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, UK, Founder, Orishi Inclusive Innovation
    • Ph.D. publication productivity: the role of gender and race in supervision in South Africa
      Giulia Rossello, Maastricht University, Netherlands.
    • Inequality reproduction in academia: Retaliation against reporters undermines anti-harassment policies
      Susanne Täuber, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    • Interpersonal and academic self-efficacy and its relationship with employability of food industry engineering students: a gender perspective
      Ana Maritza Reyes González, Tecnologico de Monterrey, School of Engineering and Sciences, México
    • Women in STEM: Is their presence on social media something essential?
      Gabriela Bailas, Tsukuba University, Japan
    • Moderator: Monica Angulo, British Council Mexico
Discussion Session
13:30 – 15:00
Brasilia BRT (UTC-3)
Gender equality policies for Science and Technology
Organised by CNPq
ZOOM session accessed from GS20 Meetyoo platform Room 1
Lead presenter: Maria Lúcia de Santana Braga
Moderators: Leonara Rocha and Betina Stefanello Lima
Session Coordinator: Sandra Unbehaum