Women in science for sustainable development

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‘Peggoty Mutai, L'Oreal-UNESCO Fellow 2012 ( Kenya) and PhD student in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Nairobi and the University of Cape Town’.

This side event of the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development will include a roundtable discussion on the role and contribution of women scientists to sustainable development. Several leading women scientists will share information about their work, career development and how these factors contributes to the process of sustainable development.
This side event will include a roundtable discussion on the role and contribution of women scientists to sustainable development. Several leading women scientists will share information about their work, career development and how these factors contributes to the process of sustainable development. The participants will comprise a few UNESCO-L’Oreal Laureates, and fellows, representatives from key international and regional networks and groups actively contributing to women’s involvement in Science The event will encourage discussions on the role of STI to facilitate viable solutions for human wellbeing, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It will also serve to inspire young women to choose scientific careers which contribute to sustainable development. Chaired by a journalist specialized in science and environmental issues, the meeting shall sensitize policy-makers and other stakeholders on initiatives that foster women’s contribution to sustainable development.

It will take place during a major five-day Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development which will be held just prior to the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro.


Details

Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 13.06.2012 09:00 local time
End 13.06.2012 21:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Bahri, Sonia
Organizer Divisiop of Science Policy and Capacity Building
Contact Sonia Bahri
Country Brazil
City Rio
Venue Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - (PUC)
Street Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil - 22451-900 Cx.
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Women in science for sustainable development
Link 1 ICSU-UNESCO Rio+20 Regional Science and Technology Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean
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