Gender Equality and Inclusivity

Gender Summit 2024 SGCI Parallel Session


The Gender Research Council (GRC) and the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI) invite you to participate in the Africa-focussed Gender Summit 2024 SGCI Parallel Session. This online session will delve into new research findings about the adverse effects of gender and social inequalities on research quality at the country and regional levels. We’ll explore when, how, and why these disparities occur, share current evidence-based solutions, and identify areas for improvement.

The session features the Global Research Council Sub-Saharan Equality Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Working Group and the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Gender Equality and Inclusivity (GEI) Project. EDI and SGCI promote research inclusivity and diversity at the regional and country levels, respectively.

In this collaborative session, the GRC’s Thashni Pillay will set the stage by sharing insights from regional efforts to combat research inequality. Panellists and country council representatives Hildegalda Mushi (Tanzania), Annette Outtara (Cote D’Ivoire) and Faith Wakhungu (Kenya) will then share country lessons in integrating gender considerations into research funding.

Join us as we explore the steps currently being taken and those still needed to achieve equality, diversity, and inclusivity in African research funding.

The Gender Summit 2024 SGCI Parallel Session is part of the Gender Summit 2024 (GS24): ‘Uniting the values of scientific excellence and social progress in knowledge, practice, and communication’.

Event details

Date: 23 May 2024

Time: 16:45-18:00 CET and SAST and 14:45-16:00 GMT

Format: Online parallel session (Zoom)

To register for the event please click HERE