Erika Raquel Badillo
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana
Erika Raquel Badillo is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana (Medellín-Colombia). She earned her Ph.D. in Economics and MA in Economics from the University of Barcelona (Spain). Her main research interests lie in the fields of innovations economics, labor, gender and applied microeconometrics. She has published part of her research in field journals, such as, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of International Development, European Journal of Management and Business Economics, among others. She is a member of the Red de Investigadores en Economía in Colombia.
President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
Katja Becker is the President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). She studied medicine at Heidelberg University, where she also obtained her doctoral degree and habilitation. After a position at the Center for Infectious Diseases, Würzburg University, she accepted a chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Giessen University. Education and research led her to Africa, Australia, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Her research interests focus on cellular redox metabolism as a drug target in malaria parasites and cancer cells. Until 2019 she was the coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme 1710, which examines the thiol-based regulation of enzymes, and spokesperson of the LOEWE Center DRUID, which aims to develop novel drugs, vaccines and diagnostics against neglected tropical diseases. Katja Becker is active in multiple scientific advisory boards and served as vice president at Giessen University. From 2014 to 2019, she was vice president of the DFG. Her work has been honoured with the Ludolf Krehl Prize, the Carus Medal, the Rudolf Leuckart Medal and membership in the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Since 2021, Katja Becker is also Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Research Council (GRC).
Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina and of the UNESCO Regional Chair, Women, Science and Technology in Latin America
Master in Education and Gender (University of Cambridge) / B.A. in Psychology (UBA). Since 2001 she has been the Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina and of the UNESCO Regional Chair, Women, Science and Technology in Latin America. Coordinator of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs in Gender. Consultant to numerous Latin American governments, universities and global and regional organizations such as PAHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNWOMEN, OAS, ECLAC, Women's Pavilion. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity of Argentina and of the Advisory Commission of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina. She developed numerous research projects on Gender, Science and Technology, Childhood, Youth, Education and Gender Equality Policies in Universities and Research Centers in Latin America and other regions.
Lidia Arthur Brito
UNESCO Regional Director for Sciences in the Latin-America and Caribbean region
A forest engineer, with a Master and Doctorate in Forest and Wood Sciences from Colorado State University in the USA, born in Mozambique, and staff of Eduardo Mondlane University since graduation in Forest Engineering in 1981. She has held senior positions in Mozambique such as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of Eduardo Mondlane University and Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology. She joined UNESCO in November 2009 as Director for Science Policy and Sustainable Development, in Paris, and currently she is the UNESCO Regional Director for Sciences in the Latin-America and Caribbean region.
Stephanie Oueda Cruz
Head of Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at IDB Invest
Stéphanie is the Head of Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at IDB Invest. In this role she advises clients developing a diversity and inclusion strategy, identifying new markets and developing inclusive value chains that will include women and minority owned companies. Before joining IDB Invest, Stephanie was the Associate Director for Diversity& Inclusion in Coca-Cola European Partners in London. And before that Stephanie was Head of International Diversity at L’Oréal in Paris where she led the D&I strategy among 60 subsidiaries of the company.Stephanie has received numerous awards for her work in diversity: Diversity Leader by the USA diversity Journal and Head of Diversity by the European Diversity Awards. She was also recognized as one of the top 40 diversity professionals in the world by The Times in 2017 and 2018. She is part of Vital Voices Young Leaders Council and is member of the board of different charities related to women empowerment and diversity. She is associate lecturer at Sorbonne University.
Ana Rosa Ruiz Fernández
Economist and Master in Computing
Member of the University Council of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica. Since 2017, she has coordinated, on behalf of the TEC, the project Regional Observatory of Quality and Equity of Higher Education in Latin America, with the participation of 35 higher education institutions in Latin America and Europe
Member of the Community of Practice for Gender Equality Policies project in Universities and research centers - Latin America - ACT On Gender Project. Coordinated by FLACSO from Argentina. Permanent Secretary of the Red Equality since 2014 Coordinator and member of international projects on gender equality with universities in Latin America and Europe, specifically with the EQUALTIY 2012-2014 projects with funds from the European Union and G-NET. Equality training Network 2015-2017 with funds from the European Union and the Jean Monet Program.
Science & Technology Senior Specialist the Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Matteo Grazzi is an economist specialized in science, technology and innovation policy. He currently works as a Science & Technology Senior Specialist the Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he designs and manages programs to promote innovation and private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean and coordinates the analytical and operational work related to gender and STI. Before joining the IDB, Matteo worked as a consultant economist at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile and as a researcher at the Centre for Research on Latin American and Transition Economies Studies (ISLA) at Bocconi University in Milan. He holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK). His main research interests focus on gender and STI, economics of innovation, creative economy and ICT for development.
Gender and Social Inclusion Leader at the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Director of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) based in Brighton, Canada
Sophia Huyer is Gender and Social Inclusion Leader at the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) as well as Director of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) based in Brighton, Canada. She has engaged in research and policy analysis on global gender equality issues relating to technology, innovation and sustainable development for over 20 years. She was with the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (GAB-CSTD) from 1998 - 2014 and Senior Advisor to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) from 2009-2013.
Professor of the Department of Biological and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences of the UPCH
Biologist with a DSc. in Sciences (Physiology) from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Professor of the Department of Biological and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences of the UPCH. Scientific production mainly in high altitude adaptation physiology with more than 180 titles. President of the National Council for Science and Technology from Perú (Concytec) from July 2017 to 2020. Rector of UPCH from 2008 to June 2017, and Vice-Rector for Research from 2004 to 2008. Member of the board of directors, of the Peruvian Strategic Planning Center (CEPLAN).
Expert in Housing and Urban Development at the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD)
Nora Libertun is an expert in Housing and Urban Development at the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD). She holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from MIT, a Master's in Urban Design from Harvard’s GSD, and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires. Nora has taught urban planning and international development at Columbia, MIT, Harvard, and the University of Buenos Aires. Previously, she was the Director of Planning and Natural Resources for New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. She is a member of various technical boards, including the Harvard Mexican Cities Initiative and the World Resources Institute Ross Center Prize for Cities Advisory Council. Her articles have been published in a range of academic journals, counting the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Housing Policy Debate, International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, Cities, Urban Studies, World Development Perspectives, and City & Community, among others.
Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina and of the UNESCO Regional Chair, Women, Science and Technology in Latin America
Italian anthropologist, resident in Argentina for the last 20 years, with actions developed in nearby Latin American countries. Specialist in gender and public policies, with 2 decades of experience in local development, with a network approach and collective impact. Dedicated to strengthening organizational processes, training leaders associated with productive development and income generation, with a focus on the valorization of territories and their biodiversity. I have specialized in the development of rural women and climate change. Delegate of Women20 (G20 working group), with experience in the civil society environment, consultant for local governments and international agencies such as UN Women, UNEP, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.
Head of the Division “Equal Opportunities, Research Integrity and Cross-Programme Development”, German Research Foundation
Since July 2018 she is Head of the Division “Equal Opportunities, Research Integrity and Cross-Programme Development”, German Research Foundation. Before she has been Deputy Head of Division “Quality and Programme Management” (2016-2018). Her focus is on the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion, safeguarding good research practice and international cooperation. From 2012 to 2015 she was Deputy Director of the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (Kowi) and Head of the Bonn office. She was coordinator of the KoWi-Part of the National Contact Point for the European Research Council (ERC). She is a fully qualified lawyer by training and has been awarded a doctoral degree from the University of Bonn in 2007. She has participated as a speaker or chair in many national, European and international conferences.
Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Adolfo Ibáñez University
Dr. Jocelyn Olivari, is a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile, where she also performed as Director of the Gender Equality Committee between April 2019 and January 2021. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the influential Chilean think tank, Espacio Público. With more than fifteen years of experience in the area of economics and policy of innovation, her current research interests cover gender gaps in CTI activities and STEM, and the economics of innovation and technological entrepreneurship. She previously worked as a consultant for the Interamerican Development Bank, and for the Chilean Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, in topics related to gender gaps and CTI. Dr. Olivari has a BA and MSc in Economics from University of Chile, and a PhD
in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change from UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University.
Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Laura Ripani is Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She specializes in the area of labor markets, with a particular interest in improving labor market opportunities for all. She has published extensively in academic journals in the areas of labor markets, social protection, and education. In her twenty years of experience, Laura has developed an extensive network of international contacts in the public, private and academic sectors and has become a thought leader for labor economics and the future of work. Prior to joining the IDB, she worked at the World Bank on projects related to the link between poverty and labor markets in Latin America. She holds an M.A and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the National University of La Plata, Argentina.
Benjamin K. Sovacool
Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School, UK
Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School in the United Kingdom. There he serves as Director of the Sussex Energy Group. He is also University Distinguished Professor of Business & Social Sciences at Aarhus University in Denmark. Professor Sovacool works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy justice, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation. More specifically, his research focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, the ethics and morality of energy decisions, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), due to be published in 2022, and an Advisor on Energy to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels, Belgium. With much coverage of his work in the international news media, he is one of the most highly cited global researchers on issues bearing on controversies in energy and climate policy.
Vice-president at Council of Scientific Research of Buenos Aires Province
Vice-president at Council of Scientific Research of Buenos Aires Province, Arg. Profesor at National University General Sarmiento (UNGS), Arg. Researcher at CIECTI. Her main topics are in the field of science and technology policy, gender and science and innovation and development. She leads the Argentinean team in CYTED’s thematic network “Science, technology and innovation policies for the solution of national problems” (P619RT0014). As a consultant, she has worked for IDB, UNCTAD, ECLAC, RICYT and national ministries in Argentina (MINCYT, MECON). She integrates the Scientific Board of Lalics.
Director of Engineering, Hard Sciences, Human and Social Sciences at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
Graduated in Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1992), Master Degree in Technology (Mathematical and Computational Models) at the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (1999) and PhD in Education at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2007). She is currently Director of Engineering, Hard Sciences, Human and Social Sciences at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). External institutional evaluator of the National Higher Education Assessment System (SINAES, BASis / INEP / MEC).. Vice-President of the Society of Engineers from the State of Minas Gerais (SME). Associate professor at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, in the Center for Open and Distance Education, Department of Education and Technologies (DEETE). Editor of the Engineering Education magazine of the Brazilian Engineering Education Association (ABENGE). She works mainly in the following areas: Professional and Technological Education, Distance Learning, Teacher Training, Engineering Education, Scientific Dissemination, Women in Science, Technology and Innovation.