Webinar: Female role in sustainable urban development

Registration Link:

https://bam-bund.webex.com/bam-bund-en/j.php?RGID=rd0369eb792131c00e9abb51f90ba82e8

About the Seminar

Urban development is crucial for global challenges, and it is one of the global key parameters to achieve sustainable development goals and mitigate climate change progress.

In the past, gender aspects have been neglected in the context of development, hence it is crucial to have intersectional solutions when we engage in sustainable development discourse. There is still a huge disparity in the representation of women in STEM fields across the world not just in Africa. In sub- Saharan Africa only 31.3% of women are in employed Research and Development positions and of which most are in lower positions and have limited decision -making power. There is a need to have inclusive solutions that will ensure the success of women in STEM and achieving sustainable development. 

Objectives

The Seminar “’Female role in sustainable urban development” gathers high-level experts from materials, architecture and sciences who will give insights on ways in which different research specialisations can centre gender considerations, inclusivity and intersectionality in our efforts to achieve sustainable development.

Speakers:
Prof. Fatma Mohamed, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Nonkululeko Radebe, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany
Mareike Thiedeitz, TU München, Germany
Pheladi Tlhatlha,Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany
Esther Kamaara, STAR KIDS Initiative, Kenya

Programme at a glance

13:00-13:10: Welcome by BAM/FALCONESS

Pheladi Tlhatlha, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany

13:10-13:30: Urban planning with a female eye

Prof. Fatma Mohamed, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

13:30- 13:40: Q and A

13:40-14:00: Sustainable development research without women? It’s counterproductive

Nonkululeko Radebe, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany

14:00- 14:10: Q and A

14:10-14:30: Creative solutions for building challenges – Make a difference

Mareike Thiedeitz, TU München, Germany

14:30- 14:40 Q and A

14:40-15:20: Workshop with Young African Girls representing South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana

Introduction: Esther Kamaara, STAR KIDS Initiative, Kenya

15:20- 15:30:Reflections and Closing remarks Pheladi Tlhatlha, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Germany