Gender Equality and Inclusivity• Gender Equality and Inclusivity
The Gender Equality and Inclusivity Project aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to advance systemic change towards greater gender equality and inclusivity in the science technology and innovation (STI) sector. As central role players in national systems of innovation, SGCs are key to advancing gender transformation. SGCs contribute to setting and monitoring national research agendas and stimulate research designs and content responsive to gender inequality through funding projects informed by a gender transformative lens. Building on existing work of SGCs, the Gender and Inclusivity Project supports the mainstreaming of an intersectional transformative approach in the development, implementation and monitoring of gender policy, programs and research in the functions of SGCs. This is a project of the Public Health, Societies and Belonging (PHSB) division within the HSRC.
Strengthening Capacities of Science Granting Councils in advancing Gender and Inclusivity Transformation
This links to the posters, country profiles and research brief: are available for download HERE – https://sgciafrica.org/gender-and-inclusivity-theme/
Strengthening the Capacities of Science Granting Councils in Gender and Inclusivity: FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT, JULY 2023
The final technical report of the Gender and Inclusivity (G&I) project (2020-2023) outlines the project’s key activities and achievements. The G&I project of the Science Granting Councils Initiative aimed to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils in sub-Saharan Africa to advance systemic change toward greater gender equality and inclusivity in the science, technology, and innovation sectors. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), a statutory research institution in South Africa, led the project consortium, supported by implementation partners, Gender at Work – leading experts in the field of facilitating gender and inclusivity change processes on individual and institutional levels; members of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); and science communication specialists, Jive Media Africa.
RESEARCH OUTPUTS OF PHASE 1