Title: "Role of Women and Girls to achieve equality in science, technology, and innovation for socio-economic sustainable development in line with the UN Agenda 2030 and its SDGs."
2022 Theme: “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us”
Participants: Students, Young Professionals
The United Nations observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme, or topic. By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues. The majority of observances have been established by resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, although some have been designated by UN specialized agencies. The United Nations also observes anniversaries of key events in its history.
Recognizing the role of women and girls in science, not only as beneficiaries but also as agents of change, including in view of accelerating progress towards the achievement of SDGs.
UN reports point out that billions of people around the world will be unable to access safely managed household drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services in 2030 unless progress rates quadruple. Rising demand, poor management, and failure to conserve water resources, compounded by climate change, represent key challenges, urgently requiring a new sustainable holistic approach to support aligning strategies on water. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is the 11th day of February, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. The day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.
This special panel discussion will take place virtually. Segment one will feature opening remarks on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Segment two will be an open discussion by panel speakers who working different sectors. Then Segment Three will consist open Q&A session for the participants.
More specifically, it will:
1. Zoom in on women in science and discuss building capacity for sustainability
2. Identify conditions and propose tools to put science, technology, and innovation at the heart of diplomacy
3. Address the interlinkage between climate change and other drivers with the increased risks of water-related challenges and development programs and,
4. Integrate social aspects and cultural dimensions into strategies and action plans, including management and sustainable solutions through women & girls’ participation.
Structure of Panels:
The panel will be interactive conversations with distinguished representatives from different sectors.
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