The International Council for Science (ICSU) encourages the principle of inclusiveness in the scientific communities and promotes the participation of all scientists, regardless of race, citizenship, language, political stance, or gender.

Our project pursues these principles by addressing the gender gap issue as an international collaboration, with particular focus on understanding and helping reduce the gender gap in developing countries. The experiences and insights from colleagues in the ICSU regions – Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean – will be taken into account by conducting workshops and e-meetings in all three regions.

The workshops will take place during the first project year to ensure an early integration of the insights and regional priorities into the scientific approaches of the project. In addition to receiving important input from local scientists, the workshops will inform scientists from the respective regions about the project, its goals and tasks; establish contact with individuals interested in project participation; and organize the dissemination of project information, in particular in connection with the global survey (Task 1) and the database of good practices (Task 3).