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Gender and diversity

Published: 28 November 2011

The establishment of CDT’s innovation and gender platform is made possible by the combined efforts of CDT’s concluded and ongoing initiatives and projects in gender equality and diversity. The innovation and gender platform supports CDT's strategic business activities as well as CDT’s and its partners’ gender mainstreaming processes both in academia and industry. The aim of the innovation and gender platform is to contribute to an inclusive, innovative and reflective society.

We want to empower people to accomplish sustainable results in research and innovation through gender equality and diversity. We seek to better understand gender mainstreaming processes and aim to build and disseminate new knowledge. Our ambition is to inspire people, develop tools, methods and processes as well as provide good examples of collaboration with gender researchers and gender consultants. For us it is important to go from saying to doing based on gender science.

CDT’s gender and diversity ambassadors are key people of the platform. Our goal is that project partners including ambassadors collaborate on equal terms in joint learning and knowledge sharing processes. In the ideal situation of interactive collaboration all participants are seen as experts in their own fields. This is to ensure that the gender equality and diversity work continues when the project is over and the process leaders and gender researchers have left. Our working model which promotes tailored tools and more sustainable change of attitudes and behavior is mostly appreciated. The gender equality and diversity toolbox and gender app have gained attention both in Sweden and Europe.

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