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Contact details: space4women[@]un.org
The meeting is part of the "Space for Women" Project (Space4Women), which falls under the United Nations Capacity Building Initiative. Space4Women encourages women and girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and raises awareness about career opportunities and the importance of gender equality and empowerment in the space sector.
The main focus of the meeting is to discuss how the benefits of space can reach women and girls, and ensure they have an equal and active role in the areas of space science, technology, innovation and exploration. During the meeting in Brazil, the participants will have the opportunity to engage in presentations, discussions, lectures and networking, whose main aim is to promote gender equality and women empowerment in the space area in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Gender Equality).
Decision-makers and experts from international organizations, governments, non-governmental organizations, as well as senior officials and representatives of the private sector, research institutions and universities are all encouraged to apply.
Focus on the discussion of specific themes related to (1) role models and mentors who promote careers in STEM fields and in the space sector; (2) opportunities for women in the space sector; (3) the space sector working as a driver for women development and (4) hands-on experiences.
|Thematic 1: Role models and mentors who promote careers in STEM fields and in the space sector.||Achievements and highlights of gender empowerment in the space sector (Keynote speeches)|
|Thematic 2: Opportunities for women in the space sector.||What can women do for space? How is possible to attract more women to the space sector? Which policies can be created to help the achievement of gender equality in these careers? How to increase awareness on that?|
|Thematic 3: The space sector working as a driver for women development.||What do women need from space? What can space do for women? Which space technologies and applications can be developed to achieve that?|
|Thematic 4: Hands-on experiences.||What was already done in terms of policies and initiatives to encourage women to pursue STEM carriers in the space sector?|
It is expected that the meeting not only raises awareness on the theme but also promotes further concrete policies and actions towards gender equality and women empowerment in the areas of space science, technology, innovation and exploration, in Brazil and abroad.