Science and technology for and about women



ISSC Director, Heide Hackmann, recently participated in the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World’s GenderInSITE Coordinating Group meeting in Italy as an external expert. GenderInSITE, or Gender in Science, Innovation, Technology and Engineering, is a global initiative involving stakeholders from different sectors to promote the role of women in science, innovation, technology and engineering, and how science, innovation and technology can be for women and be practical and useful in their everyday lives. 

The initiative is coordinated by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, the Africa Center for Technology Studies, the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development, the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries, and the UNESCO Chair on Women in Science and Technology in Latin America, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It was established at UNESCO in Paris in January 2010. More information