Satellite Event at Ocean Decade Week in Barcelona

Dialogue for building bridges between intersectional gender equality and ocean science: A multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach

April 8th | 15.00 to 16.30 | Port Olimpic. Barcelona

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The event aims to be an open space for multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral dialogue aimed at contributing to the definition of a joint vision of “the science we need for the ocean we want” from a gender perspective. We need to focus on solutions based on the science-society binomial.


How to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in ocean science and ocean-related activities, and how to include the gender dimension in the production of knowledge in marine research will be discussed. It will be a space to recognise and make visible the contribution of women to the knowledge and sustainability of the oceans.


The conclusions of the event, turned into recommendations, will be provided to key actors in policy making and research.



15.15 – 15.30: Opening, moderation and closing:

  • Arantza Acha (UN Etxea) and Valentí Sallarès (ICM/CSIC)


15.30 – 16.15: Speakers:

  • Begoña Lasagabaster, Director of the Division for Gender Equality in the Cabinet of the Director-General, UNESCO.
  • Esther Garcés, marine researcher at ICM/CSIC.
  • Farah Obaidullah, Women4Oceans.


16.15 – 16.30: Interactive dialogue.


At the end of the event, coffee and pastries will be offered to continue the conversation and networking.


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For more information: Ocean decade Week. Barcelona

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