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Advancing Gender Equality: The Crucial Role of Science and Technology

In recent decades, there has been a notable increase in the development of education policies that prioritise gender equality, spanning both during and post-education periods. The question of their effectiveness is subject to ongoing debate. Results from the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirm the persistence of gender disparities. For example, girls still outperform boys in reading and boys still have the advantage in mathematics. These examples require deeper inspection.

In our webinar, we’ll explore the nuanced relationship between gender disparities in education and employment and how science and technology are related to a wide variety of jobs in Creative, Financial and Digital Industries as well as in Green jobs. Be part of the conversation as we inspire change, challenge perceptions, and pave the way for a future where educational achievements seamlessly translate into equitable opportunities in the professional world.

Speakers include:
João Costa, Minister of Education, Portugal
– Laura Ripiani, Labor Markets and Social Security Division Chief, IADB
– Diana Zamora, Global Public Policy Director, Mastercard
– Eric Charbonnier, Analyst, Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, OECD

Moderated by Marta Encinas-Martin, OECD Education Gender Ambassador


April 4, 2024
11:00 am
- 12:00 PM