IOC 30th Assembly / Side event: "Empowering Women through the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development"
Advancing gender equity in the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science, hosted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Building on the momentum created at the Women In Ocean Science Panel hosted by Canada at the IOC’S High–Level Scientific Conference in September 2018, this side event will provide an opportunity to further discuss how women can be empowered to contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Canada’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Elaine Ayotte, will provide her perspectives on the topic and Aleke Stöfen-O’Brien (Associate Research Officer at the World Maritime University-Sasakawa, Global Ocean Institute) will present an overview of the WMU’s initiative ‘Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science’. Arran McPherson (Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada) will moderate the event.