Immaculate Mogotsi, Gender Summit 5 Africa Regional Committee member

Joint Chief coordinator, Multi-disciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia, Namibia.

Development of Gender Strategies for Community Forests in Namibia (download presentation herepdf icon)
 Knowledge Exchange Forum: Gender and Agriculture

Ms Immaculate Mogotsi is a research fellow at the Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Namibia, heading the Gender Training and Research Program since 2012. Before then she was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education in the Department of Lifelong Learning and Community Education. Ms. Mogotsi has been with the University of Namibia 10 years. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Community Development from the University of Namibia and a Masters or Arts in Women and Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Studies in the Netherlands at the ISS. Her main research interests are Gender and Women’s issues, but have always treated the discipline as cross cutting. Her current academic work in both teaching and research cover gender based violence, women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health and right. An interest that has rekindled in recent years in her work is the teaching of languages, Setswana and San, particular the teaching of Ju/hoansi in schools.  Ms. Mogotsi has been instrumental in the introduction of Masters of Arts in Gender and Development, a programme that is hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology.

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Youngah Park, Gender Summit 5 speaker
President, Korean Institute for Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), South Korea.

Transition to the Creative Economy: Gender Perspective (download the presentation here pdf icon ) 
Opening Plenary Day 3

Dr Youngah Park serves as the President of Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) since 2013. She is a Professor of Statistical Mechanics at the Department of Physics at Myongji University since 1989.  After completing her undergraduate studies at Seoul National University majoring in Physics, she received her PhD in Statistical Mechanics at  the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Her research areas include critical phenomena, neural networks, soft matter, and biological physics. She has been the chair of the Women in Physics working group of Association of the Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) since 2006 and chaired the local organizing committee of the 3rd International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) in 2008.

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Androulla Kaminara, Gender Summit 5 Speaker
Principal Adviser - EuropeAid - Outreach Activities for Development, European Commission, International.

The European Year of Development 2015 and the Gender Dimension of Development Cooperation
Topic H: Tackling challenges through social knowledge

Androulla Kaminara has been working for the European Commission since 1991 where she is currently Principal Adviser - EuropeAid - Outreach Activities for Development. Androulla Kaminara was an Academic Visitor in 2013-14 at the European Studies Centre, St.Antony's College, Oxford University, and the EU Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, in 2012-13. Between 2008-12 Ms Kaminara was the Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Cyprus. Previously she was the Director for Quality of Development Cooperation Operations in all third countries, Head of Unit for geographic coordination for 44 African and Caribbean countries as well as member of cabinet of two Commissioners.

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Prof Drew, Gender Summit 5 Africa Speaker
Director, Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research (WiSER), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

INTEGER INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research (download presentation here pdf icon)
Knowledge Exchange Forum: Driving Equality and Excellence

Professor Eileen Drew, is the Director of the Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research (WiSER) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland where she has taught in the School of Computer Science and Statistics and Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. Her research interests are: gender and STEMM, equality and diversity, work/life balance, the gender pay gap, family leave policies and gender in entrepreneurship and academic leadership. During her academic career, Professor Drew has been involved in research, training and consultancy for numerous international gender related projects for the Council of Europe and European Commission.

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Dr Sonya T. Smith, Gender Summit 5 Africa Speaker
Professor and Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering Howard University, USA.

 Knowledge Exchange Forum: Entrepreneurship by Women STEM
Lessons from the USA: ADVANCE in the USA (download presentation herepdf icon)
Knowledge Exchange Forum: Women and STEM careers - exchanging insights and best practice

Prof Sonya T. Smith joined the Howard University faculty in 1995 and is the first tenured female faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from The University of Virginia (UVA) in 1995 and was also the first African-American woman to do so.  In 2010 she became the first woman promoted to the highest academic rank of Professor (full) in this department and the following year 2011 became the first women appointed as Mechanical Engineering Department Chair at Howard University.

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