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CSN session: UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative 30th March 2021 13:00-14:00 GMT/UTC

    

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Ben Hedley

 

CSN session: UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative

30th March 2021

13:00-14:00 GMT/UTC (note: this is 14:00-15:00 UK time)

 

Background:

As part of the Commonwealth Standards Network’s (CSN) objectives to promote good practices in the use and development of international standards we will be running an online session from 13:00-14:00 (GMT/UTC) on 30th March to discuss the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative.

The UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative provides a practical way for standards bodies wishing to take a step towards making the standards they develop and the standards development process they follow gender responsive, it aims to:

·       Strengthen the use of standards and technical regulations as powerful tools to attain SDG 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls),

·       Integrate a gender lens in the development of both standards and technical regulations,

·       Elaborate gender indicators and criteria that could be used in standards development.

Open access via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95558520433

Presenters:

·       Host:

o   Stephanie Eynon: Chair of the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative

·       Panellists and Presentations:

o   Emmanuel Gatera, Rwanda Standards Board (RSB)

o   Gabrielle White, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

o   Michelle Parkouda, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

o   Judith Fessehaie, SheTrades.

Topics:

·       What is the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative?

·       Why is it important?

·       What is the UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Declaration?

·       How to adopt the declaration

·       How to create NSB action plans and implement changes.

·       ISO IWA 34:2021 ‘Women's entrepreneurship — Key definitions and general criteria’

 

The discussions will conclude with a Q&A session.

Please feel free to provide questions or comments beforehand by contacting the CSN Senior Programme Manager Ben Hedley ben.hedley@bsigroup.com  

CSN_UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative_Session_30-03-2021 (v2).pdf


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