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18 March 2018
 12:00 – 18:00 GS14 Registration open @ the Marriott outside the Kilimanjaro Board room
 16:30 – 17:30 Meeting of GS14 organizers with panellists moderators and rapporteurs (Marriott Hotel)
 18:00 – 20:00 Gender Summit - Speakers Dinner- by invite only (Marriott Hotel)
(Moderators, rapporteurs, panellists, organizers)
19 March 2018 – Day 1 of Gender Summit
 09:00 – 09:10 Opening Ceremony
MC: Nathalie Munyampenda, Managing Director NEF

Welcome, the AIMS Ecosystem, AIMSWIS & Setting the Stage

Mr Thierry Zomahoun,
PCEO, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
 09:10 – 09:25 Keynote 1: Science Priorities for Better Knowledge: From Cape Town to Kigali, What Next?
Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia Ltd
 09:25 – 09:35 Keynote 2: Continental Policy Priorities for a Better Future
H.E. Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, AUC Commissioner, HRST
 09:35 – 09:45 Keynote 3: The EU's commitment to Gender and Science in Africa by Africans
H.E. Nicola Bellomo, EU Ambassador to Rwanda
 09:45 – 10:00 Summit Address:Rwanda: Leader in Innovation and Gender Equality in Africa
Message from the First Lady of Rwanda, H.E. Mrs. Jeannette Kagame (TBC)
 10:00 – 11:00 Ministerial Panel: Mainstreaming Gender into Government for Strategic Transformation

Moderator: Novella Nikwigize, UN Women Rwanda and Rwanda Broadcasting Agency
Rapporteur: Dr Mary Nyasimi, CGIAR
Hon. Dr Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
Hon. Dr Gérardine Mukeshimana, Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda
Hon. Dr. Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda
H.E. Sara Hradecky, Canadian High Commissioner to Rwanda
Prof Heidi van Rooyen, Director, Human Science Research Council, South Africa
 11:00 – 11:15  Break, Networking, Posters
 11:15 – 12:15

Gender Summit 14 MC:
Karen Craggs-Milne
, Global Group Director, Gender Equality, Inclusion & Business Development, AIMS – Global Secretariat

Plenary Session 1
Advancing Gender Sensitive Climate Change Research

Moderator: Dr Eliane Ubalijoro, McGill University, Canada
Rapporteur: Dr Barbara Atogho Tiedeu, The Biotechnology Center, University of Yaounde I, Camaroon
Ann-Therese Ndong-Jatta,
Regional Director, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa
Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga
, Head, UN Environment Office, South Africa
Dr. Solange Uwituze
, Programme Manager for Partnerships and Business Management, RUFORUM Secretariat, Uganda
Fortunate Muyambi
, Principal Officer, EASTECO, Rwanda
Dr. Carol Henry
, Assistant Dean, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

 12:15 – 13:15  Lunch, Networking, Posters
 13:15 – 13:30 Keynote 4
Gender and Human Research Capital
Video presentation by Seema Kumar,Vice President, Innovation,Global Health, and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson, USA
Dr Marie-Christine Gasingirwa, Board Member of FAWE, Director General for Science, Technology, and Research MINEDUC Rwanda. Partnerships on STEM education in Africa for a more efficient response to climate change
 13:30 – 14:35 Plenary Session 2
Advancing Gender Sensitive Climate Change Education

Moderator: Dr. Alice Ochanda, UNESCO
Rapporteur: Patricie Uwase, Ministry of Infrastructure
Dr. Yvonne Mburu, Founder and CEO, Med In Africa
Ivy Mwai, Program Manager of Education and Learning, MasterCard Foundation, Canada
Ylann Schemm, Director, Elsevier Foundation, Netherlands
Dr. Kathy Kantengwa, National Coordinator, FAWE Rwanda, Rwanda
Dr Beth Kaplin, Scientist, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
 14:35 – 14:50  Break, Networking, Posters
 14:50 – 15:55 Parallel Sessions A
Research from Africa for Africa

Moderator: Wendy Elliot, Wildlife Practice at WWF-International
Rapporteur: Winnie Nakiyingi, AIMS Rwanda
Dr. Aminata Garba
, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Africa
Dr. Jemimah Njuki
, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC, Kenya
Boubakar Yougbare
, African Union International Centre for Girls' and Women's Education in Africa, Ethiopia
Prof. Gisele Mophou, AVH Research Chair, AIMS Cameroon
Dr. Yvonne Mburu, Founder and CEO, Med In Africa, France
14:50 – 15:55 Parallel Sessions B
Advancing Gender Sensitive Multidisciplinary Research for Better Impact

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Hartung, Ministry of Science and Culture, Lower Saxony, Germany
Rapporteur: Dr. Nkengla Lilian Wopong (ICRISAT-Mali)
Dr. Miyoko Watanabe,
Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Director General of Centre for Science Communication, and Director of Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Japan
Dr. Sylvie Mucyo
, Lecturer and Deputy Programme Coordinator of UR-Sweden Program for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement at University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Dr. Olubayo Luicer Anne Ingasia, University of Witwatersrand, 2016 L'Oréal - UNESCO Fellow
 15:55 – 16:10 Announcements and logistic information (Foyer)
 18:00 – 20:00 Networking Cocktail - everyone invited (Marriott Hotel)

20 March 2018 – Day 2 of Gender Summit
 09:00 – 09:15 Housekeeping
 09:15 – 09:30 Keynote 5: Canada's Leadership Role in Promoting Climate Science, Gender Equality and Innovation to Achieve the SDGs
H.E. Sara Hradecky, Canadian High Commissioner to Rwanda
 09:30 – 09:50 Keynote 6: Women and the Environment - A Global Emergency
Fatou Lo, Country Representative, UNWomen Rwanda
 09:50 – 10:40 Plenary Session 3
Leaders as Agents of Change

Moderator: Dr. Eliane Ubalijaro, McGill University
Rapporteur: Dr. Barbara Atogho Tiedeu, The Biotechnology Center, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Dr. Denis Rugege
, Chairman, GEAR Ltd. - Green Economy Advisory & Research, Rwanda
Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko, MP Uganda
Dr. Solange Uwituze, RUFORUM Secretariat, Uganda
Dr. Paulina Jaramillo, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
 10:45 – 11:00  Break, Networking, Posters
 11:00–11:55 Plenary Session 4
Connecting for Effective Partnerships

Moderator: Nadine Otsobogo, DJOBUSY Productions Gabon
Rapporteur: Ndeye Absa Gningue, JEADER
Dr. Rose Rwabuhihi
, Chief of Gender Monitoring Office, Rwanda
Mahawa Kaba Wheeler, Director for Women, Gender and Development, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
Dr. Yvonne Mburu, Founder and CEO, Med In Africa
Dr. Beate Wilhelm, Programme Officer, International Affairs, Deutsche Forschungesgemeinschaft, Germany
 12:00 – 12:55 Plenary Session 5
Spotlight on Research: Advancing solutions for Zero Hunger SDG

Moderator: Dr. Akanimo Odon, CEO, Envirofly Consulting UK & Africa Strategy Adviser, Lancaster Environment Centre
Rapporteur: Winnie Nakiyingi, AIMS Rwanda
Esperance Zossou
, University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Benin
Rahiel Hagos Abraha, Mekelle University, College of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia
Ndeye Seynabou Diouf, The CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Secuirty, West & Central Africa Regional Office, Mali
 13:00 – 13:55  Lunch, Networking, Posters
 14:00 – 14:55 Parallel Sessions C
Making African Scientists and Science Visible

Moderator: Ivy Mwai, MasterCard Foundation
Rapporteur: Alice Ikuzwe, Rwandan Association for Women in Science and Engineering
Anja Kangli Schubert
, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Dr. Yvonne Mburu
, Founder and CEO, Med In Africa
Dr. Grace Olouki
, Researcher, Lead City University, Nigeria
Dr. Brigitte Nyiridandi, Lecturer, University of Rwanda
Rahiel Hagos Abraha, Researcher, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
14:00 – 14:55 Parallel Sessions D
Closing Gaps in Knowledge

Moderator: Claudette Irere, Director General, Ministry of Information
Rapporteur: Misha Baudisch-McCabe, AIMS Canada
Clarisse Iribagiza, CEO and Co-Founder, DMM.Hehe Ltd, Rwanda
Dr Eugenia Kafanabo, Gender Centre, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Esperance Zossou, University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Benin
Gaelle Nsengiyumva, Software Engineer, Rwanda Energy Group Ltd, Rwanda
 15:00 – 15:15  Break, Networking, Posters
 15:15 – 16:15 Plenary Session 6
Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls in Times of Climate and Environmental Change

Moderator: Michele Leone, IDRC
Rapporteur: Jihane Lamouri, AIMS - Next Einstein Initiative
Caterine Zickgraf, Deputy Head, Hugo Observatory for Environmental Migrations, Belgium
Dr. Jemimah Njuki, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC
Margaret Angula, Senior Lecturer/Senior Researcher, University of Namibia, Namibia
Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Wade, Project Leader, IED Afrique, Senegal
 16:15–17:15 Plenary Session 7
Reports from Parallel Sessions

Moderators: Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia Ltd, Karen Craggs-Milne, AIMS, Unoma Okorafor, WAAW Foundation
 17:15 – 17:30 Keynote 6: Closing Remarks
Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia Ltd
Karen Craggs-Milne, AIMS
Hon. Dr. Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda
Refreshments and Networking