Session 1: Women Thought Leaders | Past aspirations and present achievements
The panel will include input from female thought leaders in various fields of research. It will consist of a diverse range of women executives who have worked across the think tank and government industries. The panelists will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing women in each sector across the region.
Session 2: National Initiatives in the Field of Women’s Advancement and Governance of Gender Balance Applications
This discussion aims to shed light on the importance of national initiatives for women’s advancement and achieving gender balance in governance. Additionally, it will cover policies that promote women’s rights, strategies for increasing women’s leadership and participation in decision-making, and initiatives for women’s economic empowerment.
Session 3: Eliminating misconceptions | Shaping the Direction of Research and Policy at Macro Levels
The session discusses the future direction for research and policy in the GCC region, with a focus on emerging trends and areas of focus. It explores the influence of social dynamics on attitudes towards work and education. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of international cooperation in research and policy-making, highlighting the need for collaboration between countries, organizations, and institutions. The session also examines the role of experts, scholars, and researchers in shaping policy at the macro level, while considering mechanisms to ensure effective collaboration and mitigate conflicts of interest.
Session 4: Women in Think Tanks | Her Perception in Policymaking
The session will focus on the role of women in think tanks and their significant contributions to policymaking. It will highlight their experiences and insights, showcasing the valuable perspectives they bring to the table. Gender equality within think tanks will be discussed, acknowledging the progress made thus far and exploring the necessary steps to ensure equal representation and opportunities for women. The importance of women’s perspectives in policymaking will be emphasized, with examples demonstrating how their participation has influenced policy outcomes. The session will also address the barriers that women face in the field and promote mentorship and collaboration as means to overcome these challenges and support women in their professional growth.
Session 5: Closing the Gap and the Way Forward
This session highlights the role of education in bridging gaps between communities and promoting peace, while analyzing the challenges and opportunities it presents. It also focuses on conflict resolution and peacebuilding as effective means to foster understanding and cooperation between conflicting parties. The discussion will emphasize the United Nations’ role in promoting global peace, including the challenges it faces and potential pathways for addressing pressing global issues. Additionally, the impact of globalization on social and economic gaps worldwide will be explored, emphasizing the need for a more equitable and sustainable global system.