Gendered Design in STEAM

Gendered Design in STEAM

Gendered Design in STEAM

Background

Sub-award from Carlton University. Canada on Gendered Design in STEAM (SDG) in Lower and Middle-income Countries (LMIC). The program exists to build capacity for research, design and dissemination of gendered innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), addressing challenges predominantly faced by women in LMICs.

Responding to gaps in gendered design and innovation research, the GDS program seeks to:

  1. Connect, expand and enhance the community of experts and innovators in gendered design, particularly in LMICs;
  2. Support LMIC researchers in conducting research case studies on current and past gendered innovations, and in designing gendered projects, driven by local interests; and
  3. Make gender challenges in the design of technologies and processes more visible to researchers, designers, and innovators, particularly in LMICs.

The eight (8) selected African Universities are:

  1. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  2. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  3. University of Uyo, Nigeria
  4. Lagos State University, Nigeria
  5. Edo State Polytechnic Usen, Nigeria
  6. University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  7. University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  8. University of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania

Expected Impacts

  1. Identify and overcome gender bias from the knowledge base of a broad spectrum of fields that practice design processes;
  2. Identify, support and promote socially and culturally aware approaches to design and development that can foster more equitable relationships, interactions, and dynamics;
  3. Ensure new products and processes are effective and inclusive, from their research phases to their initial applications, and onward.

Gendered design processes bring diverse perspectives, which reshapes how we identify design challenges, the solutions to these challenges, as well as the reach of their benefits.

Partners

  1. International Development Research Council (IDRC)
  2. Carleton University

Background

Sub-award from Carlton University. Canada on Gendered Design in STEAM (SDG) in Lower and Middle-income Countries (LMIC). The program exists to build capacity for research, design and dissemination of gendered innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), addressing challenges predominantly faced by women in LMICs.

Responding to gaps in gendered design and innovation research, the GDS program seeks to:

  1. Connect, expand and enhance the community of experts and innovators in gendered design, particularly in LMICs;
  2. Support LMIC researchers in conducting research case studies on current and past gendered innovations, and in designing gendered projects, driven by local interests; and
  3. Make gender challenges in the design of technologies and processes more visible to researchers, designers, and innovators, particularly in LMICs.

The eight (8) selected African Universities are:

  1. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  2. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  3. University of Uyo, Nigeria
  4. Lagos State University, Nigeria
  5. Edo State Polytechnic Usen, Nigeria
  6. University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  7. University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  8. University of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania

Expected Impacts

  1. Identify and overcome gender bias from the knowledge base of a broad spectrum of fields that practice design processes;
  2. Identify, support and promote socially and culturally aware approaches to design and development that can foster more equitable relationships, interactions, and dynamics;
  3. Ensure new products and processes are effective and inclusive, from their research phases to their initial applications, and onward.

Gendered design processes bring diverse perspectives, which reshapes how we identify design challenges, the solutions to these challenges, as well as the reach of their benefits.

Partners

  1. International Development Research Council (IDRC)
  2. Carleton University