International Day of Women and Girls in Science in Costa Rica

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
d.cardenas@unesco.org

The UNESCO Office in San José, alogn with the Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, the Ministry of Public Education, the National Institute of Women, the Ministry of Science Technology and Telecommunications, UNESCO Associated Schools, the National Institute of Learning Center, the National Academy of Sciences and the University of Costa Rica celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in Costa Rica.
This day has been celebrated by the United Nations Organization since 2016 and aims to encourage greater participation and empowerment of women and girls in science. Science is seen as a motor for human rights and dignity, for the eradication of poverty and for the protection of the planet, yet women are underrepresented in their research and development in all regions of the world, making up only 28% of existing researchers.

The celebration will begin with an inaugural event that will take place on February 15, 2017 at 9 am in the auditorium Danilo Jiménez of the INA. There will be two lectures from Dra. Sindy Chaves and Sandra Cauffman.

The celebration will be extended until March 8, International Women's Day.

Activities will be carried out in schools to allow students learn about the work of successful scientists. INA's mobile electricity unit will conduct interactive activities in the schools.
The UCR will hold from 6 to 9 March the Women's Science and Technology Week at the UCR.
The celebration ends on March 8, with the conference of Dr. Tatiana Trejos Rodríguez. 2 pm at UCR and a concert of Electrizarte at the Theater of Fine Arts of the UCR.