International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Under the Microscope...Innovating for a Gender-Equal Future

Women have played an essential role in driving innovation and progress in science and technology, yet those accomplishments often remain unrecognized, underrepresented, and underappreciated. To commemorate the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Expo 2020 Dubai in partnership with UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will be hosting an event to celebrate their contributions and achievements, and to encourage the next generation of young women and girls to pursue careers in the sciences. The event will specifically focus on new and emerging fields of space, climate change and energy, and computer science because they have immense potential as rapidly evolving areas. In addition to playing a defining role in our shared future, these disciplines are essential in the ongoing Digital Revolution and will lead to economic growth, resource optimization, propel breakthroughs and innovations, and ultimately impact gender equity and inclusivity.