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.

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Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

Theme 8 Introduction

Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

This session examines conditions and opportunities for developing careers in sustainability-related fields, many of which are necessarily interdisciplinary and emerging and therefore are not burdened by traditional male dominated research cultures and traditions, and more welcoming to women, as well as integration of gender perspectives into science practice.
Moderator: Introducing Theme 8: 8-0 Eun Mee Kim, Professor of the Graduate School of International Studies at EWHA Womans University, Republic of Korea

  • 8-1 Sarah Huggett, Head of Analytical Services APAC, Elsevier, Singapore
    The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens: An examination of research participation, career progression, and perceptions across the globe
  • 8-2 Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo Metropolitan U, Norway
    Engaging men in women’s advancement and empowerment in science endeavours
  • 8-3 Carlotta M. Arthur, Director, Clare Boothe Luce Programme for Women in STEM, Henry Luce Foundation, USA
    Crossing disciplinary boundaries in researcher training to address large-scale, real-world problems
  • 8-4 Laura Camfield, Professor, Development Research and Evaluation, University of Anglia, UK
    Integrating gender analysis into postgraduate training on international development
  • 8-5 Myongsook S. Oh, Chair, Board of Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (WISET) Centre, President of Korea Society for Engineering Education, Professor of Hongik University, Chair, The 4th National Basic Plan for Human Resources in Science & Technology (2020-2025), Republic of Korea
    Expanding career choices of female chemical engineering students through chemical processes contributing to SDGs
  • 8-6 Dorothea Strueber, Manager, SDSN, Spain
    Mobilising the research community of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to adopt gender perspectives in their research for SDGs
  • 8-7 So Young Kim, Professor, KAIST, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    A Sticky Pipeline: Why So Few Women of Science at the Top?
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8 modules
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

Integrating gender analysis into postgraduate training on international development

Prof Camfield explains the intricacies and pitfalls of doing development research which are important to achieve best research for SDGs, avoiding unwarranted abstractions and creating precision whe
10 m
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

A Sticky Pipeline: Why So Few Women of Science at the Top?

Prof Kim explores how to ‘fix the numbers’ of women in science at the decision making and leadership levels in Korea.
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

Mobilising the research community of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to adopt gender perspectives in their research for SDGs

Dorothea Strueber explains the mission of the SDSNs which are networks of knowledge creating organisations around the globe set up to promote research for SDGs.
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

Expanding career choices of female chemical engineering students through chemical processes contributing to SDGs

Prof Oh reports on the latest statistics for Korean Education. For chemical engineering graduates, the gender difference in employment was 9.9% on average during 2012-16.
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

Crossing disciplinary boundaries in researcher training to address large-scale, real-world problems

Dr Arthur takes as the focus for improving implementation success of SDGs the need to advance research that crosses disciplinary boundaries.
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

Engaging men in women’s advancement and empowerment in science endeavours

As a rector of a large university, the impact of COVID-19 on academic work and structures, and the careers of women compared to men, has been Prof Rice’s major priority.
1 h
Theme 8: Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields

The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens: An examination of research participation, career progression, and perceptions across the globe

Sarah Huggett explains the advances made at Elsevier to increase gender equality, diversity and inclusion, in which the Elsevier Gender Working Group has been playing a driving role.