U.S. - India Women in Science Cooperation


 

Overview

WOMEN IN SCIENCE is one of the priority areas for engagement between the United States and India. Both the U.S. and India share a common goal of promoting, enabling and retaining women in science, and increasing access to science and technology for women. 

The U.S.-India Science & Technology Joint Commission Meeting in June 2012 in Washington discussed the importance of enabling policies to advance women in science and engineering and to strengthen mentoring. Both countries also agreed to promote networks to increase bilateral collaboration among women from the United States and India and to share studies on best practices for enabling, retaining, and promoting women in science. Click here for more information.

Program

U.S.- INDIA WORKSHOPS ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE ISSUES 

U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum organized workshops in 2009, 2010, and 2011 to address women in science issues. The 2009 and 2010 workshops focused on discussing opportunities and challenges for women in science in both countries, and the role of the government. The 2011 WIS workshop identified areas for U.S.-India collaboration on women in science issues including organizing joint training programs for women scientists on leadership, indoor air pollution and occupational health hazards. The workshop on December 10, 2012 shared U.S. and India best practices for enabling, retaining, and promoting women in science, and creating opportunities for networking and mentoring for women scientists in both countries. 

Indo- U.S. Tech Women & Women Entrepreneurs Workshop 2014

International Training Programme on Leadership and Career Development for Women Scientists and Technologists

Indo-US Workshop on Advancing Women Faculty in STEM

Click here for reports of 2010 and 2011 workshops. 
Click here to view remarks by Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Click here to view remarks by Sunita Williams, Astronaut, National Aeronautics & Space Administration.
 

U.S. AND INDIAN BEST PRACTICES FOR ENABLING,RETAINING, AND PROMOTING WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Best Practices in the United States

Click on the links below to view a video presentation on U.S. academic best practices by Mary Ann Mason, Professor and Co-Director of the Center, Economics & Family Security, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

http://youtu.be/JIi1OPo73UU
http://youtu.be/I3XNFg-noEs

Best Practices in India  

Disclaimer: These write ups are provided by individual organizations and were shared during the 2012 Women in Science Workshop organized by the Department of Science & Technology, U.S. Embassy, and the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum. In case of any questions relating to any particular write up, the readers may kindly directly contact the respective organization.

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Contact Us

INDO-US SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM (IUSSTF)
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House, New Delhi- 110 001
Phone: 91-11- 42691700
Fax: 91-11-23321552
Website: www.indousstf.org

 

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