WSF2021

Women Sustainability Forum 2021

in partnership with

Theme: Gender Mainstreaming in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Overview

Location: Digital

The Women Sustainability Forum 2021 is a supporter of #FlyingLess, a global initiative aimed to encourage researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in sustainability to reduce traveling and thus, their carbon footprint. Showing our real commitment to sustainability, IBF organized the fifth version of the WSF21. This event gathered scientists, practitioners and policy-makers in sustainability from Asia-Pacific, The Americas, Europe and Africa.

Plenary Session

Dr. Sudarshini Fernadopulle

SDG 5 Gender Equality

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 control in Sri Lanka 

Chairperson of Women Caucus in Parliament

Sri Lanka

Dr. Geetha Mohan 

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Japan

George Lwanda 

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals

United Nations Residency Coordination Gambia, Africa

Prof. Deepthi Wickramasinghe

​SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences

University of Colombo

Sri Lanka

A/Professor Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production 

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Dr. Mususu Koanda

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals

Assistant Director, University of Zambia 

Zambia

Exceptional Women in Sustainability

Award Ceremony 

By Anuska Joshi 

SDG 13 Climate Action

Zoological Society of London

Nepal

Parallel Sessions Asia-Pacific and Africa

Asia and the Pacific

Africa

Vihanga Amarakoon 

SDG 15 Life on Land

University of Colombo

BEEZ (Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental Science and Zoology)

Regional Chairperson Asia-Pacific Women Sustainability Forum

Sri Lanka

Peter Mhone

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production ​University of Zambia

Zambia

Dr. Ranjeeta Mishra

Household Energy Security

Asian Development Bank Institute 

India/Japan

Catherine Asiimwe 

SDG 3 Health and Wellbeing

Uganda Martyrs University

Uganda

Dr. Devanmini Halwatura

SDG 13 Climate Action

University of Colombo

Sri Lanka

Kabwe Musonda

SDG 13 Climate Action

Engineering Institution of Zambia; United Nations University – Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) 

Zambia

Neha Kandalgaohkar

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production 

Vivam Agrotech

India

Zahara Mamanda

SDG 4 Quality Education

​Co-Executive Director of Africa Education & Leadership Initiative

University of Glasgow

Commonwealth Shared Scholar

Uganda/Scotland

Jyoti Shedain 

SDG 13 Climate Action

United Mission to Nepal 

​Nepal

Alvie Alip

SDG 4 Quality Education

UP Open University; United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

​Philippines

Parallel Session Asia-Pacific and Africa

Hasini Gunasiri 

SDG 13 Climate Action

Faculty of Health, School of Health and Social Development

Australia

Adeleye Moremi 

SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Refuge Firm; Twin Institute

Nigeria

Dr. Manjuma Mousumi

SDG 4 Quality Education

BRAC Institute of Educational Development 

Bangladesh

Kefiloe Sello

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation 

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Rosemary Isicar 

SDG 5 Gender Equality

Fred Hollows Foundation,

Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Gomezyo Mhone

SDG 15 Life on Land

Women for Conservation and Birdwatch Zambia; Engineering Institution of Zambia

​Dr. Leticia Dos Muchangos 

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production 12

Osaka University

Japan; Mozambique

Rosette Twizerimana

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production

Tandika Uganda Academy 

Uganda

Claudia Arana

SDG 15 Life on Land

Bunka Fashion College

Japan

Naomi Phiri

SDG 4 Quality Education

Ministry of Education of Zambia

Zambia

Closing Remarks

Session Latin America

Prof. Veronica Botero

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

SDG 4 Quality Education

Colombia

Jenny Rojas

SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Camara Minera Chile

Director, More Value 

Chile

Dr. Laura Valente de Macedo

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV);

Local Governments for Sustainability – South America

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Brazil

Claudia Teresa Hernandez 

SDG 4 Quality Education

Decana de la Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, Artes y Humanidades de la UNAD, Universidad Abierta y a Distancia

Colombia

Dr. Hilda Alburqueque Labrin 

SDG 5 Gender Equality

Universidad de Piura

Peru

Marielena Lucen 

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production

Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Peru

Sayuri Katagiri 

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production

IMDEX 

Mexico

Andrea Cornejo

SDG 15 Life on Land

Universidad Universidad Centroamericana; TU Dresden

Germany

Perla del Caribe Gonzalez

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production, Sustainable Fashion

Perla del Caribe

Colombia

Prof. Jose Enrique Santos

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production

​Universidad Autónoma de México

Mexico

AWARDS – Exceptional Women in Sustainability Awards 2021 (eWisely Award 2021) 

​Online ceremony moderated by Dr. Natalia Cano

  • University of Colombo
  • United Nations 
  • University of Cape Town 
  • University of Zambia
  • BRAC Institute of Educational Development 
  • ​Universidad Autónoma de México
  • TU Dresden
  • Universidad de Piura
  • Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología
  • Ministry of Education of Zambia
  • Bunka Fashion College
  • Vivam Agrotech 

Sponsors and Partners of WSF21