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 Welcome addresses (pre-recorded)
Science and policy leaders from across the LAC region and beyond welcome participants
  • Evaldo Vivela, President, CNPq, Brasil
  • Andrew Newton, Country Director Brazil, British Council
  • Jessica Bedoya, Chief of Staff, IDAB, USA
  • Luiz Davidovich, Professor, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Katja Becker, President of German Research Foundation (DFG)
10:30 – 12:00  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, past 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, Director for Science Policy in Latin America, UNESCO, Colombia
12:00 – 12:30 BREAK
12:30 – 14:30 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 in research and engineering
    Londa Schiebinger, Professor and 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, IDAB, USA
  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. Gender dimensions of vaccines and vaccinations
    Celina Maria Turchi Martelli, Senior Scientist, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz in Recife, Brazil

Moderator: Fabiola Leon Velarde, Scientist, 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 Clinical diagnostics for protecting public health in Brazil, and enhancing the capacity of the Brazilian health system to prepare for, and respond to epidemics
Ester Sabino, Director of Institute of Tropical Medicine of The University of Sao Paulo Medical School.
10:15 – 12:15 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. Applying gender lens to STI policies to deliver SDG 5
    Mabel Torres Torres, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Colombia
  3. Mentoring in Higher Education
    Josefina Takahashi, Committee Pro Women in Science CONCYTEC, Peru
  4. Gender inequalities in Cities
    Nora Ruth Libertun de Duren, IADB, USA
  5. SDG implementation policy in Argentina
    Ana Maria Franchi, President CONICET, Argentina
  6. SDG implementation policy in Chile
    Carolina Torrealba, Subsecretaria de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación, Chile
  7. Measuring quality education from a gender perspective
    Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch, UNESCO, Peru

Moderator: Alice Abreu, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
12:15 – 12:30 BREAK
12:30 – 13:00 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, Exact, Human and Social Sciences at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
  4. Advancing women in STEM innovation and commercialisation of research
    Virginia Garreton, CEO of Austral Biotech S.A., Chile
  5. 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)

Moderator: Ana Maria Almeida, Scientist, UNICAMP

17 September 2021

10:00 – 10:15 Keynote 2

Maria Zaira Turchi, Director of Institutional Cooperation at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
10:15 – 11:45 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 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. Cultural ecosystem services and environmental risks: lessons from the Cerrado biome
    Mercedes Maria da Cunha Bustamante, Professor, Laboratório de Ecologia de Ecossistemas, Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade de Brasília
  3. Climate change, deforestation, and the fate of Amazon
    Carlos Alfonso Nobre, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Climate Scientist, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
  4. Protecting biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods in the wetlands of the Peruvian Amazon
    Nallaret Davilla, Professor, Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonia Peruana
  5. Ocean science, technology and sustainable development
    Claudia Magalhaes, Scientist, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Moderator: Gabriela Orihuela, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru

21 September 2021

10:00 – 10:15 Carole Mundell, Chief International Science, FCDO, UK
10:15 – 11:45 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. Inequalities in physics education research
    Ayush Gupta, Researcher, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Editor, 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
  4. Measuring societal impact of science
    Germana Barata, Labjor UNICAMP

Moderator: Mariluce Moura, Editorial Director, Fapesp magazine and creator of “Ciência na Rua”)
11:45 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:30 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, TBD
  4. Strengthening Latin America’s science, innovation and technology human resources
    Livia Benavides, Human Development Senior specialist, World bank– UNUR
  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 TBC
10:15 – 11:45  Plenary 9: Promoting women in STEM in the private sector: entrepreneurship and innovation through a gender lens
  1. Increasing female participation in the corporate environment: what women millennials want
    Margareth Goldemberg, Executive Manager 360 Movimento Mulher, Brazil TBC
  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. Women in digital transformation
    Tania Consentino , General Manager, Microsoft Brazil
  5. Shaping diversity and social corporate responsibility
    Luiza Trajano, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magazine Luiza
  6. 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: Pedro Wongtschiwski, Presidente do Conselho de Administração da Ultrapar
11:45 – 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:30 Plenary 10: Gender and public policy: an overview of women´s work in Latin America
This session considers how gender sensitive scientific evidence and evidence led practice inform and influence policy and enable socio-cultural change
  1. Research an action for transformational change in cultures and operations
    Veronica Magar, Team Leader Gender, Equity and Human Rights at the World Health Organization
  2. Science for society: big challenges need great knowledge
    Patricia Ellen, Secretary of Economic Development of the State of Sao Paulo)
  3. Innovating support measure for young mothers
    María del Mar Jaramillo, founder of Soy Oportunidad Foundation
  4. Gender violence in Latin America
    Jelke Boesten, Professor Gender and Development, King’s College London
  5. The gender dimension and the great momentum for sustainability in Brazil
    Margarita Olivera, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  6. Gender perspectives on relationship between socio-economic activities and peace policies
    María Mónica Parada-Hernández, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Moderator: Laura Ripani, Division Chief Labour Markets, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
13:30 – 14:15 Gender Gaps in Public Funding Programs for Scientific Research
  1. Argentina
  2. Chile
  3. Colombia

Moderator, Matteo Grazzi, IDAB

23 September 2021

Breakout Session 1 Advancing women into leadership roles in emerging STEM fields and technologies
  • Sônia Guimarães, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil) (VB)
  • Virginia Sampaio Teixeira Ciminelli, Chemical Engineer, UFMG and Member of The Brazilian Academy of Science
  • Liedi Bernucci, Director of Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (Poli-USP)
  • Renee B. Adams, Professor of Finance, Oxford University

Moderator: Maria Valnice Boldrin, UNESP Pro-Dean of Graduate, Chemistry
Breakout Session 2 Communities of Practice for Gender Equality in R&I
Best practice from the EU project ACT
Workshop 1  TBC
Workshop 2  TBC
Closing Session
  • Maria Zaira Turchi, Director of Institutional Cooperation at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
  • British Council