Global Forum on Women in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR)
July 18 and 19, 2019| Dakar, Senegal
With ongoing concern about the low numbers of women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there is a growing momentum to pay attention to the low numbers and poor experiences of women in science.
Scheduled for July 18 and 19, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, the second Global Forum on Women in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR) convening is envisioned as a global conversation that will bring together over 200 participants including leaders of research institutions, research funders, female scientists and other stakeholders, to discuss the trends and strategies toward increasing women’s numbers and experiences in STEM. The Dakar GoFoWiSeR convening will provide valuable opportunity to catalyze new connections and strengthen the network of actors and advocates working to increase the numbers and improve the experiences of women in scientific research.
GoFoWiSeR is supported by a consortium led by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and includes the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) with more partners in the process of joining.
The two-day program has been organized into several sessions that will cover various themes, as indicated below:
|One||Setting the scene|
|Welcome remarks from hosts and partners; keynote speeches|
|Two||Addressing Systemic Inequality: The role of research institutions|
|Beyond individual empowerment to
|Lessons from institutions’ interventions to
increase the number of experiences of
||Addressing Systemic Inequality: The role of research funders|
|Global Research Council report on policies, actions and
approaches toward increasing funding for
|Practical approaches toward increasing the
number of women leading research and
managing research funding
|Four||Investing in women’s skills and networks|
|Equitable career pathways|
|What are the career pathways for women in STEM
|Designing effective mentoring programs;
the AWARD experience
|Five||Which way forward?|
|Recommendations and closing|
|Catalyzing collaborations between and
among research funders, research
institutions & female researchers
|Seven and eight||Cross-learning
Scheduled for July 18 and 19, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, the Global Forum on Women in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR) convening will provide valuable opportunity to catalyze new connections and strengthen the network of actors and advocates working to increase the numbers and improve the experiences of women in scientific research. Prior registration is required for one to attend the event. Please register here.
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