Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and DST-Centre for Policy Research – IISc Bangalore

invite you to a Panel discussion on

Mainstreaming Gender in STEM: Policies and Practices

Date: 8th March 2021,  Time 6:00 PM IST Onwards
Live on YouTube

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Among the global efforts towards sustainable development goals, addressing Gender Inclusion and Equity is essential to leverage the untapped potential of women trained and educated in STEM. The panel discussion will deliberate on various policies and best practices at national, regional and global levels, and challenges and opportunities in planning and implementation of such interventions, models and frameworks for addressing gender inequities and biases in STEM and STI.

The Panel discussion will revolve around following dimensions:

1. Trends and trajectories of gender disparities in STEM in developed and developing countries

2. Socio-economic, cultural and institutional transformations and best practices in bringing gender inclusion

3. Challenges and way forward in replicating and contextualising policies, frameworks and models for gender mainstreaming in STI


Dr. Anita Gupta

Adviser and Head, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India


Ms. Janaka Pushpanathan

Director British Council, South India

Dr. Maan Singh Sidhu

Science, Technology and Higher Education Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy in India

Dr. Tonya Blowers

Programme Coordinator, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan

Global Coordinator of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotech Applications (ISAAA)

Executive Director of Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center (MABIC)


Dr. Nimita Pandey

STI Postdoctoral Policy Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc)

International Women's day: Mainstreaming Gender in STEM- Policies and Practices


Dr. Nimita Pandey

Dr. Pragya Chaube

Mr. Nabil Ahmad Afifi




Dr. Jenice Jean Goveas

Dr. Suryesh K Namdeo

Ms. Pranita Khaire


Prof. T A Abinandanan