Gender Centre
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Gender-Equitable Innovation and Policy-Making In Theory and Practice

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The Fab | Maison de la paix

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panel discussion

With a focus on integrating key learnings from the EQUALS-EU / EQUALS Global projects, this panel will dive into the importance of taking a gender equitable approach to innovation and policy-making, focussing on the technology sector, in particular. It will seek to highlight the importance of co-innovation, and how such a gender equitable approach may contribute to advancing and accelerating the SDGs from the perspectives of industry experts with experience in gender equitable theory and praxis.


  • Claire Somerville, Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Carolina Earle, Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Lena Östlund, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


Gender Equitable Innovation and Policy Workshop

EQUALS-EU is a three-year project of which the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute has been an integral part. The project has developed and executed a variety of activities dedicated to advancing gender equitable innovation systems, and has supported women and minority genders in particular to upskill, build capacity, and enter the innovation ecosystem. Notably, the project has synthesised its learnings from across 19 countries and circa 400 participants, and myriad stakeholders from the public, private and academic sectors to develop easy-to-use practical Gender Equity Tools for Digital Inclusion, utilisable by a diverse audience to advance gender equitable policies and innovations.

The workshop will allow participants interested in gender equity and/or technology and/or innovation to play with the aforementioned EQUALS-EU Gender Equity Tools for Digital Inclusion, and develop capacity and understanding to actively consider and generate and implement gender equitable policies and innovations.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Technology and Security Initiative at the Geneva Graduate Institute.




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