This prototype aims to elaborate recommendations to foster gender balance and transparency in decision-making in international scientific cooperation and to set up a network on science diplomacy and gender.
Women are often underrepresented in the negotiation and implementation of international scientific agreements and policy dialogues. To achieve more transparency in the way people are nominated/designated in the governance bodies (steering committees, executive committees...) of these agreements /dialogues strong recommendations are needed. The way decisions are made during the whole process requires more inclusiveness. Major stakeholders (research funding organisations, research performing organisations, ministries, and international organisations) should endorse these recommendations.
Actions to be implemented
1)Elaborate recommendations to foster gender balance and transparency in decision-making in international scientific cooperation
2) Define what should be transparency in international scientific cooperation decision-making bodies.
3) Set up an international network of women in science diplomacy and gender.