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Friday, November 10 • 09:30 - 13:00
Gender Summit platform for the Arab World

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The aim of this event is to explore establishing a Gender Summit platform for the Arab World, which would join similar platforms already active in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America.  The Gender Summit was created in 2011 with the aim to enable dialogue and consensus between scientists, gender scholars, policy makers and stakeholders in science endeavours on the improvements needed where scientific evidence shows unequal quality of research outcomes for women and men, or results that open up new research questions and applications for science knowledge with benefits for society.  This event brings together Arab and international scientists and policy makers to start the dialogue and map out topics that are particularly relevant in the Arab context, as well as those of shared interest.


Abeer Al Bawab

Director, Scientific Research Support Fund ( SRF)

Rana Dajani

Faculty, Hashemite University
Rana Dajani Ph.D. molecular cell biology, Harvard Radcliff fellow, a Fulbrighter, Eisenhower fellow, Associate Professor, former center of studies director, Hashemite University, Jordan, Yale and Cambridge visiting professor. World expert on genetics of Circassian and Chechan populations... Read More →

Zeena Tabbaa

Education Consultant
Zeena Tabbaa Ed.D. Education Consultant and Qualitative Education Researcher. Projects included institutional development, research, and documentation, capability assessment with international clients: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Academies of Sciences (NAS), CIDA... Read More →

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Amal Amin

Advisory Board Member, Egyptian Young Academy
Dr. Amal Amin is an associate professor for nanotechnology/polymers at national research center at Cairo- Egypt with large number of publications, projects, awards and other research activities. She studied in, worked at and travelled to several countries including-but not limited... Read More →
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Nesreen Barakat

Former Minister of Social Development, To Excel Consulting
Mrs. Barakat is the Founder and Managing Director of "To-Excel Consulting", a research based firm established in 2005 to manage and implement socio-economic development projects. She has extensive experience working with government and international organisations. She previously served... Read More →
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Marcia C. Barbosa

Professor of Physics, Instituto de Física da UFRGS
Márcia Cristina Bernardes Barbosa is a Brazilian physicist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, did her high school at Colégio Marechal Rondon in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, undergraduate and graduate studies at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre... Read More →

Maryam Dajani

MBA Pharm D, Entepreneuer and Business Women
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Jauad ElKharraz

Head of Research - General Secretary, MEDRC Water Research
Has more than 16 years of international experience (Spain, France & Oman) in Water management issues, mainly Water Information Systems, Remote Sensing applied to environment, drought monitoring, desalination technologies, water-energy-food nexus and environmental issues. He has been... Read More →

Marysa Guimond

Men and Women for Gender Equality, Arab States Regional Office, UNESCO

Sawsan Hakooz

Assistant Professor Islamic Jurisprudence, Zarqa University
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Nancy Hakooz

Professor of Pharmacy, University of Jordan
Professor Nancy Hakooz was the vice president and the dean of the faculty of pharmacy at Zarqa University in Jordan. She has contributed significantly to the improvement of higher education in Jordan. She obtained her PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK in 1997. Since... Read More →

Mohammad Jaber

Founder of mawdoo3.com
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Ahmad Jadallah

Founder and CEO, Phi Science Institute
Ahmad Jad Alla is a doctor in medicine and the founder and CEO of Phi Science Institute. Phi is a non-profit organization established in Amman, Jordan, that aims to advance the scientific knowledge and capabilities, for youth in Jordan and the Arab region, through science education... Read More →
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Mark William James Ferguson

Director General SFI and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland
Prof.Mark Ferguson Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland Professor Mark W.J. Ferguson commenced as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland in January 2012 and as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland... Read More →

Lena Karlsson

Program Manager, UN women
Lena Karlsson is Programme Manager at the UN Women Arab States Regional Office. She leads the Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, which aims to strengthen gender equality by addressing the root causes of gender equality through a bottom up approach. This programme, funded... Read More →
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Michinari Hamaguchi

President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Michinari Hamaguchi was born on Feb. 19, 1951. His fields of specialization is Cancer Biology, Cancer Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. In 1980 he was appointed as Research Associate at Cancer Research Facility, School of Medicine, Nagoya University, to become in 1983 as Research... Read More →
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Grace Naledi Pando

Minister, Ministry for Science and Technology, South Africa
Naledi Pandor was born in 1953 in Durban. She received most of her education in exile and matriculated at Gaborone Secondary School in Botswana. She obtained a BA in History and English at the University of Botswana in 1977 before leaving for overseas where she subsequently graduated... Read More →
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Ernesto Fernández Polcuch

Chief of Section, Science Policy and Partnerships, UNESCO
Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch is a Science Diplomat, specialist in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy, with a M.Sc. in Science, Technology and Society from the National University of Quilmes, Argentina.   As Chief of Section for Science Policy and Partnerships in the Natural... Read More →
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Elizabeth Pollitzer

Co-Founder and Director, Portia Ltd
Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer is a leading expert on gender, STEM and innovation. She was a founding member of Portia in 1997 and has been active in the gender and science field for over 15 years. Elizabeth’s background is in Computing and Biophysics, with many years spent both teaching... Read More →

Ibrahim Rawabdeh

Professor of Engineering, University of Jordan

Amneh Rawashdeh

Assistant Professor Women affairs in the STEM fields, Yarmouk University

Zainab Salbi

media host, author, and founder and former CEO (1993-2011, Women for Women
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Martina Schraudner

Director, Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation
Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner heads the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation. After studying biology and biotechnology and graduation at the Technical University of Munich, she has held various positions in the Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Gesundheitsforschung... Read More →
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Miyoko O. Watanabe

Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Dr. Miyoko O. Watanabe serves at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) as Deputy Executive Director, Director-General of Center for Science Communication and also Director of Office for Diversity and Inclusion. She has a long experience of research in semiconductor physics at... Read More →

Friday November 10, 2017 09:30 - 13:00 EET
Aqaba - Sea Floor

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