The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) are participating in two sessions at the I Latin American and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC 2016), which is taking place from 6-9 September in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Forum brings together prominent and early-career scientists, policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to discuss plans for a regional agenda aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to highlight recent innovations in science and technology in the region. It is organized jointly by the UNESCO Montevideo office, the government of Montevideo, the Uruguayan National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII), the Universidad de la República (UDELAR, Uruguay), and the Association of Universities Grupo Montevideo (AUGM).
IAP/ IANAS are participating in the following two sessions:
Networking globally to advance women in science: the role of international organizations
Wednesday, 7 September from 16:00-17:15
This thematic session, organized in partnership with the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), and GenderInSITE will invite representatives of each organization to discuss their successful practices in capacity building, networking, leadership training and awareness raising in regards to women scientists, and the need to bring a gender lens to sustainable development. Panellists will include:
- OWSD – Jana Rodriguez Hertz, Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World
- TWAS – tbc
- IAP/IANAS – Prof. Maryse Lassonde, President, Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada
- Moderator – Prof. Em. Alice Abreu, GenderInSITE
Managing water in the Americas: bringing a science and gender lens to the table
Friday, 9 September from 14:30-15:45
This thematic session is also organized in partnership with GenderInSITE. It will share the recommendations produced in a workshop at the TWAS Science Diplomacy Workshop on Sustainable Water Management as well as those made from the IANAS study ‘Diagnosis of Water in the Americas‘, highlighting the need to bring a science and gender lens to water management and use in the Americas. Panellists will include:
- Marcia Barbosa, Director, Institute of Physics, UFRGS, Brazil
- Katherine Vammen, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, University of Central America (UCA), Managua, Nicaragua; IANAS Water Programme Co-Chair
- Alice Abreu, Director, GenderInSITE
IAP and IANAS invite all attending the CILAC forum to come hear our speakers and learn more about these important subjects.