On February 11, the world recognizes women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, their contribution to the development of the world, while calling for action and debating the lack of gender equality in the STEM fields.
While the world has battled with a pandemic the past two years, where the contribution of women in STEM has been recognizable, the overall gender equality in the field has decreased.
As Albania battles with issues of gender equality and women representation, the effects of COVID have yet to be fully addressed in regard to gender equality. Undoubtful has been the contribution of women in STEM in Albania in the fight against the disease, from doctors in the field, to policy makers, and to information technologists.
To recognize such efforts while calling out for a more structured address of issues of gender equality, especially in STEM, the Network of Albanian Women in STEM and the Centre Science and Innovation for Development, in the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, is bringing together a panel to deliberate on such
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome note, Blerjana Bino, Executive Director, SCiDEV
12:05 – 12:10 HE Elsa Håstad, Ambassador of Sweden in Albania
12:10 – 12:15 HE Reinout Vos, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Albania
12:15 – 12:20 Ornela Ademi, Change Manager – Clinical Trials (CTIS), European Medical Agency
12:20 – 12:25 Gentjana Qirjako, Director of Communication, Institute of Public Health
12:25 – 12:30 Ornela Bardhi, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Social Protection
12:30 – 12:35 Marsela Dauti, Research Affiliate, Uppsala University
12:35 – 12:40 Edlira Papavangjeli, Gender Equality Programme Manager, UNDP
12:40 – 13:15 Discussions, Orkidea Xhaferaj, Co-Founder of Network of Albanian Women in STEM
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