UNDP Seoul Policy Centre contributes to discussions on promoting gender considerations in science and technology for development

Feb 11, 2016

Participants at the expert forum on gender-based innovations for the UN SDGs. (Photo: WISET)

The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre contributed to discussions on promoting gender considerations in science and technology for development in an event that marked the launch of the report “The Role of Gender-based innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: What Are Our Next Steps in Korea?”

The report was produced following calls at the Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific (GS6AP), held in Seoul in August 2015, to integrate gender considerations in science and technology across the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Emphasized in the discussions was the need to link the understanding of scientific evidence with major development actors through knowledge exchange and partnerships, and to promote the adoption of sex-gender analysis methods in the implementation of strategies, programmes and actions to move the SDGs forward. Participants particularly emphasized the importance of adapting the research evidence to the Korean context, and developing a time-sensitive and actionable implementation plan for the establishment of relevant policy measures.

The event was organized by the Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET) and Portia UK in Seoul on 28 January 2016.