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Bridging the Gender Gap: Empowering Women Through Technology

Lilia Rizk & Hanae Bezad (ADEL) | Wed, 12 May 2021

Technology continues to redefine and revolutionize the way we all live and work. Harnessing this technology to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment is vital for women and girls, and is also in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a whole. Therefore, accessing technology, taking control of it, creating and shape it as well become essential for women and girls, and in contributing to gender equality across the board.

 

Le Maghreb post-Covid-19

Youssef Tobi & Rachid El Houdaigui | Fri, 7 May 2021

La région du Maghreb, post-Covid-19, fait face à des défis structurels de taille. Antérieur à la pandémie, les tensions géopolitiques et socioéconomiques empêchent les pays maghrébins d’accomplir leur essor.  Le professeur Rachid el Houdaigui, Senior Fellow au Policy Center for the New South, évoque ici les tendances lourdes qui déterminent le Maghreb actuel et propose des pistes de solutions pour répondre aux défis de la région.

Bridging the Gender Gap: Women in Space

Nihal El Mquirmi & Chiara Cocchiara (ADEL) | Wed, 5 May 2021

In 1963, Valentina Terechkova became the first woman to fly into space. However, although women have always been involved in space and space exploration, and made major accomplishments, they still remain an overwhelming minority among the rank and file at most space agencies and in the wider industry. In this episode, Chiara Cocchiara, System Operations Engineer at the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites and an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader alumna, discusses the different challenges women encounter in the space industry and the recent work done in different space agencies to increase diversity within astronaut pools.

 

L'affrontement des puissances en Méditerranée orientale

Akram Zaoui & Dorothée Schmid (IFRI) | Fri, 30 April 2021

La Méditerranée orientale a figuré en bonne place de l’actualité de ces derniers mois. Vieil espace de civilisation, objet de disputes et d’ambitions contradictoires entre puissances régionales ou internationales depuis des siècles, la Méditerranée orientale est le théâtre de rivalités intensifiées par la découverte, cette dernière décennie, d’importantes réserves de gaz naturel. Plus récemment, ce sont les menées turques qui ont beaucoup fait parler d’elles. Or celles-ci semblent largement inspirées par une doctrine qui demeure peu connue, celle dite de la Patrie Bleue (Mavi Vatan) à laquelle l’IFRI et le PCNS consacrent une note à paraître en ce mois d’avril 2021. Pour en parler, Akram Zaoui reçoit pour ce podcast Dorothée Schmid, fondatrice et responsable du programme Turquie de l’Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI). 

 

Bridging the Gender Gap: Women and Girls in Biotech

Lilia Rizk & Prince Boadu (ADEL) | Wed, 28 April 2021

The under-representation of African women in science and its related fields is a cause for concern. Although women in Africa are on their way to realizing their full potential, there is still a yawning gap between women and men in some careers and professions, particularly those in the sciences. This has been the case for a growing field such as Biotechnology. Biotechnology involves the use of natural sciences coupled with engineering to solve problems and is known to possess the potential in mitigating challenges confronting African countries including hunger, diseases, the need for raw materials, and pollution.

 

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