© Università degli Studi di Padova - Credits: HCE Web agency
The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted every aspect of our society. Since the pandemic is ongoing, the sense of uncertainty regarding how it will end and how our life will become is stronger. It has revealed the world in a new light, underlining the need for us to reflect on the future. That is what UNESCO, as a laboratory of ideas, intends to do.
This week, UNESCO is launching a series of online forums entitled “Imagining the world to come” to give voice to all those who will kick-start our reflections. The first forum gives prominence to six inspiring women working in a wide range of disciplines around the world. They are:
Katharine Hayhoe (Canada), Climate Scientist, Director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, Professor of Political Science and UN Champion of the Earth, Fadia Kiwan (Lebanon), Professor of Political Science, Director General of the Arab Women Organization, Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the UNESCO-MOST Programme, Sara Purca (Peru), Researcher at the Peruvian Sea Institute, winner of Peru’s National L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (2017) Prize, N'Dri Assie-Lumumba (Côte d'Ivoire), Professor at the Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the UNESCO-MOST Programme, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (Japan), Professor of International Affairs, Director of the Oslo University Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health, and Márcia Barbosa (Brazil), Physicist, Director of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, laureate of L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science (2013).
The Forum “Imagining the world to come” is available in three languages – English, French and Spanish. New contributions will be added to the platform in the coming weeks and months.
For more information and participating in the forums, please visit the link below.