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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN. Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma At “Conference on Women in Science” Alexandria October 23-24, 2007. Women Enrich S & T.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYFOR WOMEN

Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma

At

“Conference on Women in Science”

Alexandria

October 23-24, 2007


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Women Enrich S & T

“Voices that are silenced or ignored, for whatever reason, represent not only an injustice but also a valuable resource that has been wasted, a tragic waste of human capital”

James Padilla, Ford Motor Company (2005)



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It is to be ensured that a people centric sustainable development ensures women’s equal access to science & technology, education, training, economic resources, information, communication and marketing.


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Scientific and Technological Advances nations can be strengthened through greater participation of women.

  • Phenomenal progress in S&T world over; responsible for economic and societal developments.

  • Gap between North and South widening; massive efforts called for specially in the developing world to intensify scientific research, application and commercialization of intellectual property.


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What we need is…. nations can be strengthened through greater participation of women.

A critical mass of scientists, engineers, educators, health and agriculture professionals, technicians covering a wide spectrum of S&T are needed.


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Utilization of the talents of women should not be viewed only from the perspective of gender equity. It must be understood that full involvement of women in scientific and technological efforts is today essential for rapid economic development and sustainable happiness.


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Key Considerations – only from the perspective of gender equity. It must be understood that full involvement of women in scientific and technological efforts is today essential for rapid economic development and sustainable happiness.Underlying Issues

  • Science and technology are essential for solving global problems

  • Inclusion of women in scientific and technological endeavors essential


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Some Global Events only from the perspective of gender equity. It must be understood that full involvement of women in scientific and technological efforts is today essential for rapid economic development and sustainable happiness.

Many events and activities world over have drawn the attention of UN bodies, Governments, NGOs, academies and many others.


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  • First UN Conference Mexico 1975 only from the perspective of gender equity. It must be understood that full involvement of women in scientific and technological efforts is today essential for rapid economic development and sustainable happiness.

  • Beijing Declaration 1995

  • UNU-IAS report on women and science 2005

  • TWAS Standing Committee on Women 2005

  • UNESCO report 2006


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Coordination and collaboration between organisations such as TWOWS, TWAS, UNESCO, UNSCED, OECD, IAC and IAP


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Beijing Declaration of the Fourth World Conference on Women described gender equality beautifully as “an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (United Nations 1995)


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Beijing Declaration adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women (Sept. 4-15, 1995) attended by 189 countries – reflected a new International commitment to achieve the goals of:

  • Equality

  • Development, and

  • Peace of women globally


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Other International Initiatives Women (Sept. 4-15, 1995) attended by 189 countries – reflected a new International commitment to achieve the goals of:

  • Many meetings and conferences

  • IAC Advisory Panel on Women for Science

  • TWAS Committee on Women in Science

  • College of Agricultural Development at China Agricultural University has a Women and Development Project

  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has 8000 scientists, technicians and managers and has established the gender and diversity programme.


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UNU-IAS produced a report entitled “Revisiting Women’s Participation in Science & Technology: Emerging Challenges and Agenda for Reform” – October 2005


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Three principal themes presented in this report are: examples of effective and successful projects already implemented, prepare a set of actionable recommendations addressing science and engineering academics of the world.

  • Academies advocating and promoting education and careers of women

  • Academies acting individually and jointly involving women in global capacity building.

  • Academies building inclusive Institutional climate and advising governments and key players on specific action.


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Indian Government’s Initiatives issues such as:

  • A separate Ministry for Women and Child Welfare

  • A scheme for S&T for Women by DST and DBT

  • A National Task Force on Women

  • Technology Parks; exclusive Biotechnology Park for women at Chennai


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Global Capacity Building issues such as:

  • Special attention needs to be paid to get more women scientists in leadership positions which is a major hindrance in increasing the global S&T capacity.


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  • There are a broad array of challenges which require all-round application of science and technology; economic growth has to be based on S&T programs; environmental problems need to be addressed; outbreak of diseases; malnutrition; improving agricultural productivity – all these areas need S&T interventions.  Certainly, the total human resource needs to be technologically empowered.


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  • Gender equality all-round application of science and technology; economic growth has to be based on S&T programs; environmental problems need to be addressed; outbreak of diseases; malnutrition; improving agricultural productivity – all these areas need S&T interventions.  Certainly, the total human resource needs to be technologically empowered.

  • Access to information

  • Retention of girls in leaky pipeline, specially at the tertiary and mid-career level


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  • Statistics have been presented in many reports and the trend is in the last two decades, increasing number of women joining science and technology e.g. in U.S., very large number of Ph.D.s in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and other areas.

  • In India, about 40% of university positions taken by women in 2000.

  • 22% in engineering and technology, 40% in science (INSA 2004 Report)


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Areas of Science which interest women most- leadership world over.

  • Agriculture, food and nutrition

  • Biology

  • Biotechnology

  • Information technology

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Engineering-towards increase

  • Small Numbers in

  • Physics

  • Chemistry and

  • Mathematics


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Industrial Avenues- leadership world over.

  • Entrepreneurship based on S & T

  • Bio-business

  • Technology Parks

  • Incubators

  • Community, marketing, distribution,

    self-financing


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Technological Empowerment of Women at the grass-roots essential

  • Training of the trainers

  • Setting up Knowledge Centers

  • Institutional framework

  • Generating a cadre of women scientists and engineers.

  • Empowering women at the grass-roots

  • Community based projects


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Skill Empowerment essential

  • to ensure livelihood at the grass root level

  • identification and development of appropriate technologies

  • establishing training and mentoring centres, promoting entrepreneurship development

  • ensuring financial assistance and setting up knowledge centres


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Role of Academies biotechnology, information technology, in addition to basic science of physics, chemistry and mathematics.

  • Academies world over can assume responsibility and play a leading role.

  • U S PANEL

    (Times of India : 20.09.2006)

  • “Such underuse of precious human capital”

  • “Unless a deeper talent pool is tapped, it will be difficult for our country to maintain our competitiveness in science and engineering”


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A sample statement of commitment for academies as given in biotechnology, information technology, in addition to basic science of physics, chemistry and mathematics. IAC Panel Report

The president and council of the academy commit to full inclusion of women in science and technology. The academy will:

  • Adopt good management practice – tools for inclusiveness – in its institutions and advocate such practice across the S&T community.

  • Establish a committee that addresses gender issues and ensures follow-up.

  • Promote women members to decision making levels and include them in panels and committees.

  • Increase the number of women scientists in the nomination pool for membership, prizes and awards.


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Academies to Lead the Way the academy’s portrayal of science.

  • Commitment from the top to Good Management Practice

  • Establish a diversity committee that reports to the President and Council


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  • Academies all over the world being the global professional bodies must lead the way for welcoming women scientists and engineers.

  • They should include gender issues on their agenda, widen the nomination pool.

  • continuously data monitoring

  • Increasing women’s participation and visibility.

  • Sponsoring and evaluating research etc.


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Critical Roles bodies must lead the way for welcoming women scientists and engineers.

  • Academies are uniquely placed to lead in the shaping of the scientific workforce

  • Academy members are uniquely placed to reinforce the commitment to women in their institutions

    The science community can only change if the elite sets the example.


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Key Tool - Good Management Practice bodies must lead the way for welcoming women scientists and engineers.

  • Top-level commitment

  • Reviewing policies & procedures for gender impact

  • Transparency in communication, recruiting, promoting

  • Widening the “inner circle”

  • Leadership training and mentoring

  • Supporting a healthy work-family balance

  • Regular monitoring; sex-disaggregated statistics


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  • advocating and promoting education and careers of women bodies must lead the way for welcoming women scientists and engineers.

  • engaging women as partners in S & T global capacity building

  • creating inclusive institutional climate

  • advising governments and key players on specific actions.


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  • Science & technology must be harnessed in a gender sensitive manner.

  • Urgent need for confidence building amongst women scientists

  • It is important to understand and take into account the multiple role women have to play and provide suitable support systems to reduce their drudgery and strain are important.


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  • Establish a committee that addresses gender issues and track progress

  • Promote women members to decision-making levels and appoint women scientists to panels and committees

  • Increase the number of women scientists in the nomination pool for membership, prizes, and awards, give visibility to women scientists, and represent women as well as men in the academy’s portrayal of science


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OTHER ISSUES supports and evaluates

  • Poverty – more than one billion people live in extreme poverty with overwhelming majority of women who have limited economic opportunities.

  • Education, health, involvement in decision making

  • Economy and concern for the girl child; to eliminate discrimination in education, skill development and training.


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To Conclude supports and evaluates

  • Rapid, but uneven transformation of society caused by phenomenal S & T progress the world over.


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  • The dawn of 21st Century marked by a clear message – sustainable transformation through knowledge as a driving force for human development. Knowledge of science leading to the industrial revolution and important technological capabilities driving and opening up new production avenues.


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  • Academies can give a major thrust world over to create knowledge-based society with full involvement of women scientists and technologists; create a strong sustainable science & technology base which will affect all the social levels. This intellectual capital of half of the human resource on the planet Earth should be an integral part of the accelerated S&T drive towards progress, peace and happiness of humanity.


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Tasks Ahead – Agenda for Action  knowledge-based society with full involvement of women scientists and technologists; create a strong sustainable science & technology base which will affect all the social levels. This intellectual capital of half of the human resource on the planet Earth should be an integral part of the accelerated S&T drive towards progress, peace and happiness of humanity.

  • Higher education of girls to be ensured – highest priority.  

  • Mentoring, nurturing, encouraging girl students to pursue science as a career.

  • This task to be performed by teachers, professors and research guides.

  • Number of scholarships, incentives, awards to be instituted.

  • Governments, academies, industries and NGOs to launch special incentives


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  • Networking and linkages. knowledge-based society with full involvement of women scientists and technologists; create a strong sustainable science & technology base which will affect all the social levels. This intellectual capital of half of the human resource on the planet Earth should be an integral part of the accelerated S&T drive towards progress, peace and happiness of humanity.

  • Opening a website for information sharing and better connectivity

  • Specialized training programmes for the grass-root population of women.  

  • Creating Knowledge Centres.  

  • Flexible recruitment, promotion, rewards and recognition procedure to be put in place.

  • Conscious efforts to nominate women for awards and honours, fellowships of the academies etc.

  • Give them leadership and decision making positions, wherever possible, but special efforts are needed for this.  

  • Full inclusiveness of women in all scientific & technological endeavours.


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Gender Revolution in S&T knowledge-based society with full involvement of women scientists and technologists; create a strong sustainable science & technology base which will affect all the social levels. This intellectual capital of half of the human resource on the planet Earth should be an integral part of the accelerated S&T drive towards progress, peace and happiness of humanity.

French physics Olympiad winning team


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“When a man is educated, an individual is educated, when a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated”

Mahatma Gandhi


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Thank you! a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated”


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