Telling SAGA: Improving measurements and policies for Gender Equality in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

When :

from Friday 16 November, 2018
to Saturday 17 November, 2018

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Contact :

Round table on reducing the gender gap in STI with experts and representatives of SAGA pilot countries.

During this event representatives of different national and regional teams who participated in the project will present the key findings, results and impacts of the implementation of SAGA.

This will be followed by a round-table with senior experts in gender equality, with focus on STI policy, statistics and indicators to learn more about the project and its synergies with key institutions.

The event will also be an opportunity to launch Working paper 5, of the SAGA publication series. It illustrates the current situation of women in science at the global scale, what UNESCO has done and is doing to bridge the existing gaps in gender equality in science and the benefits of reducing such gaps, and how this can be accomplished through the SAGA methodology and tools. The WP also provides examples of good practices aimed at reducing the gender gap in science collected during the implementation of the project.

SAGA is a global UNESCO project supported by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish Interna¬tional Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The project’s goals are achieved by using two approaches, namely, by surveying policies affecting gender equality in STEM, and by identifying and designing relevant indicators.

Thus, UNESCO assists through the SAGA project Member States around the world by:
- building capacity for the collection of data on gender in STI;
- improving the measurement and evaluation of the situation of women and girls in STI;
- identifying gaps in the policy mix and improving national STI policies related to gender.

Interpretation will be provided in English and French.