19th Gender Summit - Global for SDGs
In September 2019, the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, launched the Decade of Action plan to accelerate delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. He urged all actors to dramatically increase the pace and scale of SDG implementation efforts. The UN 2020 SDG Progress Report has pointed to a number of problems in achieving all SDGs, referring specifically to SDG 5, the report states that: “the promise of a world in which every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed, remains unfulfilled”. The Gender Summit community’s concerns that the implementation of the UN SDG agenda might fail women, society and environment if the role of gender was restricted to the issues of empowerment and human rights, was shaped during the 6th Gender Summit – Asia Pacific in Seoul, in August 2015, and expanded later during the 10 Gender Summit – Asia Pacific in Tokyo. Gender knowledge (standing for both biological and socio-cultural aspects) can greatly help verify claims of equality in SDG policies and interventions, as well as pinpoint the sources and consequences of disparities in outcomes for women and men. The objective of GS19 is to involve expert in gender-SDG areas to identify gender knowledge that can be applied already and the knowledge that is still missing but is necessary to accelerate progress across all SDGs during the Decade of Action, ensuring that the improvement made will benefit women and men equally.
Theme 7: Adding Value by Exploiting Cross Cutting and Spill-over Benefits of Gendered Innovations
This session will focus on improving the quality of impact of SDG interventions to achieve equal change benefiting in the circumstances women and men through multi-stakeholder actions involving researchers, policy makers and gender experts.
Moderator: Introducing Theme 7: 7-0 Oakla Cho, Emeritus Professor, Sogang University
- 7-1 Dominique Charron, Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, International Development Research Centre, Canada
Promoting Gender Transformative Approaches to Research and Capacity Building for the SDGs
- 7-2 Muneeza Mehmood Alam, World Bank, USA
Sustainable Mobility for All from a gender perspective
- 7-3 Jürg Luterbacher, Director Science and Innovation at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland.
Gender dimensions of weather and climate services
- 7-4 Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge, Policy, Finance, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), UAE, and Christine Lins, Executive Director, Global Women’s Network for Energy Transition (GWNET), Austria
Women in and for sustainable energy
- 7-5 Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International, Switzerland, and Alice Ruhweza, Regional Director for Africa, WWF International, Switzerland
Nature Conservation through the Gender Lens
- 7-6 Nayoung Kim, professor, School of Medicine, Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea
Developing gender-sensitive alcohol policy: Harmonizing scientific evidences and societal perception of alcohol in Korea