Presentations of the United Nations Expert Meeting on Space for Women

4 - 6 October, 2017, New York, United States of America

Organized jointly by
the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and UN Women

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Note: The views expressed in the presentations and papers below are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies or views of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. The presentations and papers are provided solely for informational purposes.

WEDNESDAY, 4 October 2017

Welcome and Opening Addresses
Moderators: Allyson HUMPHREY/ Markus WOLTRAN
Ms. Lakshmi PURI - Deputy Executive Director, UN-Women
Ms. Simonetta DI PIPPO - Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Thematic Session I.: Let's make space work for women's empowerment
Space, gender equality and the SDG (plenary CR - 1920)
Moderator: Ruth MIYANDAZI
UNISPACE+50 and Space2030 - Markus WOLTRAN, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Gender Equality, Changing World of Work, and STEM - Anna FALTH, UN-Women & Jennifer BRESLIN, Futuristas
Lessons learned from the humanitarian sector on the critical elements that can advance women's leadership and equal participation in innovation and the space sector - Kirsten GELSDORF, University of Virginia
Space Diplomacy and Making "Space for Women" Leaders - Namira SALIM, Space Trust
Diversity and Inclusiveness As a Growing Priority for Space - Ersilia VAUDO, European Space Agency
Space technologies (CR - 1920)
Moderator: Diana RUSU
Space Technology for Good - Cassie LEE, Vulcan
Space Science and Technology: A Veritable Tool for Demolishing Gender Equality Ceiling in Nigeria - Iroka CHIDINMA, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Robust geospatial technologies in focus - towards sustainable development - Heidi KUUSNIEMI, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, National Land Survey
The Travelling Telescope Africa - Susan ODUORI, The Travelling Telescope Africa Limited
Space technologies (CR - 1846)
Moderator: Markus WOLTRAN
Earth Observation Technology: A Sustainable Tool for Women To Monitor The Environment - Bolo BASUTI, Botswana International University of Science & Technology
Holding the Universe: The importance of improving spatial reasoning skills in girls and women for STEM success through open access, data-centered 3D strategies - Kimberly ARCAND, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Equals - A Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age - Ursula WYNHOVEN, ITU
Youth for Technology - Njideka HARRY, Youth for Technology Foundation
BREAKOUT SESSION I: (plenary CR - 1846)
Let's make space work for women's empowerment
Group Discussion on proposals/recommendations (plenary CR - 1920)

THURSDAY, 5 October 2017

Thematic Session II.: Let's make space in the aerospace industry and STEM fields work for women's empowerment
Public sector and policy (plenary CR - 1920)
Moderator: Markus WOLTRAN
Women in Space Activities under the Brazilian Space Program - Maria VIRGINIA ALVES, National Institute for Space Research - Brazil
Gender Perspective on the Road to a developing country's space agency: Costa Rican Case - Ana AVILA, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the International Organizations
The Women Role in the Development of the Venezuelan Space Activities - Marglad BENCOMO NOGUERA, The Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities
Twinkle, Twinkle Star - Adrienne PROVENZANO
Education and media (CR - 1920)
Moderator: Jennifer BRESLIN
Gendered Space: Technology Education for Women in Developing Countries - Ocha WITCHAYANEE, Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, Rangsit University
Making Science and STEM fun and accessible for kids at an early age and keeping their interest - Lynn BRUNELLE, Lynn Brunelle Productions
Girls InSpace project: A new space physics outreach initiative - Alessandra ABE PACINI, InSpace LLC
Education and media (CR - 1846)
Moderator: Allyson HUMPHREY
The Madame Mars Project: Space For All - Jan MILLSAPPS, Documentary Film Institute, San Francisco State University
Written Remarks for the Presentation; The Madame Mars Project: Space For All - Jan MILLSAPPS, Documentary Film Institute, San Francisco State University
Spaceward Bound: An Educational, Field-Based Program With Space for Women & Girls - Jennifer BLANK, Blue Marble Space
International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Education and Outreach Programmes and Opportunities - Sharafat GADIMOVA, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Skills and leadership (plenary CR - 1920)
Moderator: Ms. Diana RUSU
Rapporteurs from parallel sessions on education and media
A colonial space: Women spacefarers of the Antipodes - Alice GORMAN, Flinders University
Inspiring future STEM women - the value of realistic role models. Balancing aspiration with internalised prejudice, modesty, and the Imposter Syndrome - Abigail WALLIS, Airbus
Leadership is our biggest challenge and key to the future: Project recommendations - Karin NILSDOTTER, Spaceport Sweden
Want More Women in Leadership Positions at the Space Sector? Design it. - Angeliki KAPOGLOU, Moon Village Association
BREAKOUT SESSION II:
Let's make space in the aerospace industry and STEM work for women's empowerment
Group Discussion proposals/recommendations (plenary CR-1920)
Thematic Session III.: Let's make the 'Space for Women' project together
Stakeholder Perspectives (plenary CR-1920)
Moderator: Lynn BRUNELLE
Academia: The Institute of Astronomy commitment towards equality and diversity: policies and measures - Ghina HALABI, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Private: The entrepreneurial space sector: a key enabler and beneficiary of women's empowerment - Kristi BRADFORD, Planetary Resources
Public Sector: UNISPACE+50 and the need for a 50/50 space from a Mexican Perspective - Lourdes GARCIA-HERNANDEZ, Mexico
The role of women in the creation of the Paraguayan space Agency - Hebe ROMERO, Paraguayan Space Agency

FRIDAY, 6 October 2017

High-level Panel - UN Secretariat Building
OPENING AND WELCOME REMARKS - Jan KICKERT, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations
KEYNOTE REMARKS - Amina MOHAMMED, Deputy Secretary General United Nations
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS - Lakshmi PURI, Deputy Executive Director UN-WOMEN & Simonetta DI PIPPO, Director UNOOSA
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Towards a gender equality approach to space exploration - Sandy MAGNUS, ‎Executive Director at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderation and Introductory Remarks - Jan KICKERT, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Ambassador
Vasquez CAROLINA, Minister for Science and Technology Costa Rica
Jan WOERNER, Director General European Space Agency
Luisella GIULICCHI, President Women in Aerospace-Europe
Gabriela RAMOS, OECD Chief of Staff
Lakshmi PURI, Deputy Executive Director UN-WOMEN
Simonetta DI PIPPO, Director UNOOSA
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Scott KELLY, UN - Champion For Space, former NASA-Astronaut

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