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Tuesday, October 23 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Linking scientific research to the SDGs and to gender equality

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Organizing institutions:
  • The World Academy of Science (TWAS)
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) will team together to give presentations and run a day workshop in the themed area of “Research on Social Transformation and Sustainable Development”. The objective  is to outline to all participants in 2 presentations why it is important to align scientific research to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and why a focus on SDG 7 ‘gender equality’ in particular can make a difference to the relevance and quality of research projects.

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Blowers

Tonya Blowers

Coordinator of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
She has a PhD in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Warwick (UK) specialising in literary autobiographies and how the stories we tell about ourselves are determined by culture and context. After lecturing in Literature at Oxford Brookes University, Tonya spent ten years... Read More →
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Max Paoli

TWAS Programme Coordinator
Born in Trieste, Italy, Max Paoli studied biochemistry at York, UK, and obtained a PhD in Chemistry focusing on protein structure. He worked in research projects at the Harvard Medical School and in New Zealand, before becoming a “David Phillips” Research Fellow in Cambridge... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Salón Veraguas Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall