Session: Innovation and Technology to Fast-Track UN SDG 5: Gender Equality
With less than ten years remaining to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world is not on track. Achievement of gender equality is the fifth of 17 SDGs, progress of which has not only failed to move forward but has begun to reverse. It will take another 286 years to close the global gender group.
According to UN SDG Report 2022, 1 in 3 women have been subjected to intimate partner violence at least once in their lifetime, women hold only 2 in every 10 science, engineering and information and communication technology jobs globally, 1.2 billion women and girls of reproductive age live in countries and areas with some restrictions on access to safe abortion, and more than 44 million women and girls have been forced to flee their homes due to climate change, war, conflict and human rights violations. At the current pace of change, parity will not be achieved for another 140 years. Just 4.6% of bilateral allocable ODA goes to programmes where gender equality is the main objective. We need solutions to reverse these negative trends and advance progress of Goal 5.
In this talk, you will learn about how technology and innovation can fast-track global goal of achieving gender equality.
Using examples and models of organizations across the globe that are working on closing gaps in digital access and skills of women, empowering and educating girls and women in STEM, and creating tech that meets the needs of women, we will review some successful approaches and methodologies.
We will also look at how organizations can use SDG alignment and action, and impact measurement and management to make a high impact with their services and products.
- innovation and technology to fast-track UN SDG 5: gender equality
- innovation for women by women by closing gaps on digital access and skills, STEM support and creating digital tech and tools for women.
- using SDG alignment and action, impact measurement and management to make an impact with technology to advance gender equality.
I am a Program & Operations Management professional with 17+ years of experience in designing, leading, executing and measuring sustainability projects that advance the well-being and prosperity of people and the planet. I use my experience in program management, product development, process improvement, team building and leadership, impact measurement and management, as well as social enterprise sustenance & scaling, to support organizations and projects with missions to contribute to a sustainable, peaceful and just world.