International Day of
Women & Girls in Science
February 11
Día Internacional de la
Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia
Международный день
женщин и девочек в науке
Journée Internationale des
Femmes et des Filles de Science
妇女和女童参与科学国际日
International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
اليوم الدولي للمرأة والفتاة في ميدان العلوم
    THURSDAY February 11th, 2016


Opening Session: 10.00 – 11.30

    Opening Remarks: Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Executive Directorof Royal Academy of Science International
    Trust, Founder of Women in Science International Leaggue

    Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon

    Deputy Executive Director, UN Women, Assistant-Secretary-General H.E. Ms. Lakshmi Puri

    Statement by President of Costa Rica – Video Message

    Statement by President of Malta (to be confirmed)

    Statement by President of Croatia (to be confirmed)

    Statement by Prime Minister of Poland (to be confirmed)

    Statement by Prime Minister of Canada (to be confirmed)

    Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD – President of Association of Women in Science

    Girls in Science: 11 years old Rebecca Jekogian


11.30 - 11.40         HEALTH BREAK



1st Session: 11:40 – 13.00
    Policy Imperatives for Women and Girls in Science

    Hon. Dr. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Malta

    H.E. Ms. Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health, Russian Federation

    Hon. Mr. Michael Browne, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Antigua and Barbuda

    Ms. Daniela Bas, Director of DSPD - DESA

    Youth Vision - Miss Begum Kogar, King’s College London

    Ms. Kathryn Brown, President and CEO, Internet Society

    Hon. Mr. Samy Gemayel MP, Lebanon

    One Woman Performance: by Nilgun Yerli (Face of Netherlands)

    Richard Berman, Interim Director of the Patel College of Global Sustainability; Professor, Institute for Innovation &
    Advanced Discovery, University of South Florida  

    Other Minister and Governmental Representatives to be confirmed


13.00 – 15.00          Lunch Break


2nd Session: 15.00 – 18:00
    Parity in Science for Sustainable Development

Interactive Panel
Chairs: HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, President of Malta, and President of Croatia

    Keynote Address: Dr. David Nabarro

    Dr. Susan Finn - President of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Prof. Nimmi Ramanujam, Founder of Women’s Health Technologies Center, Duke University

    Prof. Nilufer Narli, Chairperson of Sociology Department and the Director of Center for Society, Health Behaviour
    and Preventive Studies, Bahcesehir University, Turkey

    Dr. David Kenneth Waldman  - Founder/President/CEO, To Love Children Educational Foundation International

    H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma - CEO ABZESOLAR S.A., Founder and Leader of The Initiative MAMA-LIGHT for
    Sustainable Energy; Board Member of  UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies and
    Energy Focal Point; President Senior Advisor External relations and Gender for the Center, Region Council of
    Burkina Faso

    Gloria Blackwell - Vice President of Fellowships, Grants, & Global Programs, American Association of University
    Women (AAUW)

    Chairs will open the floor to the delegations and other participants for 3-5 minute remarks / interventions

16.30 – 16.40          Health Break

16.40 - 18.00          Session will resume with interventions, and Closing Remarks
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