Climate Change through the Gender Lens: Focus on Africa

Sunday, March 19, 2017


The Gender Summit - Africa in Kigali is 14th in the series but the second in Africa. It is led by African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in partnership with science institutions across Africa. It builds on the discussions and recommendations from the first Gender Summit – Africa in Cape Town in 2015 and advances the institutional collaborations started then, and in particular the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Networks and the Next Einstein Forum.

The 2-day programme theme is: “Climate Change through the Gender Lens: Focus on Africa”, and includes a mixture of plenary and parallel sessions, as well as a poster exhibition, professional networking activities, and interlinked public engagement side-events. Speakers will include leading researchers from African countries, and international experts, leaders in innovation, influential policy makers, and champions of evidence-led sustainable, socio-economic development. They will discuss:

  • Opportunities and methodologies for interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations 
  • Measuring and monitoring research performance, quality, and impact 
  • Integrating the values of inclusion and sustainability into research and innovation agendas and projects
  • Strengthening co-operation between key actors in and outside the science landscape in Africa
  • Connecting the reality of the UN Sustainable Development targets with technological advancements, and the vision of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Science knowledge making and application in the context of priority political and policy drivers

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