Our new BioEquality project started stage one of the work for a gender balanced, digitalised bioeconomy in the Nordic region, in a meeting October 12.
Based on the discussions during the project’s start-up meeting on September 24 the definition of the aim of the network was specified:
- The project is aimed at students at university level (bachelor, master and doctoral level).
- The the project is aimed at educations connecting forestry and agriculture.
- The project focuses on the intersection between gender equality, bioeconomy and digitalisation and
shall provide a basis for students and program managers that can be used to relate to the gender issue in connection with the digitalisation of the bioeconomy.
Work package 1
Work package 1 was presented to the participants. It consists of a literature study and the job will be conducted by two coworkers at Analysys Mason in cooperation with Nordic Forest Research (SNS). The focus areas digitalisation, bioeconomy and gender will be studied in pairs.
In December the network participants will have a say on the result before the work is finished and the result is presented.
The work goes on
Work package 2 consists of norm-critical dialogues about the role of digitalisation for gender equality. Work package 3 consists of three forums for academia and business where they will discuss how the education of young academics can integrate the gender perspective with digitalisation of bioeconomy.
The project is expected to provide a deeper understanding of how the gender equality perspective can be integrated among both academia and business, as well as giving us a method manual for a more equal everyday life for the future employees in the bioeconomy.