The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the first Webinar on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in support of SDGs
24 May 2022, 1.pm. – 3.30 pm (Paris time)
The webinar will be held in French and English with simultaneous translation.
BPW International developed the event and has a leading role. Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré, BPW International permanent Representative to UNESCO, NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee member and pilot of the steering committee for this webinar, and Lesha Witmer, BPW International UNESCO Representative, are really thrilled to have the event happen online and with BPW International well represented.
The objective of this first webinar is to underline the vital importance of science, technology and innovation in response to the challenges facing humanity, such as pandemics, global warming, the loss of biodiversity, water stress and the persistence of poverty in some regions of the world, particularly in Africa with the world's highest rate of women launching their own business and where entrepreneurship is widely considered a unique source of both empowerment for women and opportunities for economic growth. This will also be the opportunity to recall the role of equitable and inclusive quality education, to promote the access of girls and women to scientific and technical training and professional equality between women and men.
This event will bring together different stakeholders and testimonies at global, regional and local levels to foster a debate on how to get girls and women engaged in STEM, TVET and STI Education, how to facilitate their access to universities and vocational technical schools, how to get girls and women educated and trained in water technologies and the actions needed to accelerate gender equality for sustainable development at policy level.