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55 Th Commission on Status of Women, New York 2011
Caucus on Science and Technology
Given that this was the year of Science and Technology, I naturally went up to seek information on the Science and Technology Caucus. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that there wasn’t one! Well, my true entrepreneur spirit kicked in and I set about organizing one. So, in collaboration with the NGO committee we set about organizing a room and a time and place, which was no mean task because all the rooms and time slots were taken.
The short of it is that we now have fliers made and printed. We have gathered enough people who are interested in this Caucus; I have announced it at several key meetings such as the IFUW briefings, the NGO briefings and several key workshops. Many delegates have come up to me asking me questions about the goals of the Caucus and expressing interest in participation.
The thrust of the Caucus is to create a platform to create bridges of collaboration and mentoring between for women in science and technology and policy makers and educators. We hope to start a three way discussion between governments, private sector and civil society.
Please join us on Thursday Feb 24, 2011 in Room B North Lawn Building at 5.00 pm.
This room requires passes so please pick up you passes at the Caucus table in the GA building.
We know that you are all keen to attend the launch of the UN Women, so am I, we will break in plenty of time so we can all get to a good seat for this momentous event.
Shaila Rao Mistry
Blogging from 55 Session of CSW New York.
Feb 23, 2011