Women Sustainability Forum 2022

in partnership with

Theme: Gender and Climate Change; Education for Sustainable Development

Location: Digital

The Women Sustainability Forum 2022 is a platform intended to discuss case studies that cut across various areas of sustainability science, policy and practice. The way that women are represented or challenged within disruptive industries and challenging environments, the linkages with the industry,  socio-environmental and economic sustainability issues, attraction and retention of women in sustainability at the workplace, inclusive sustainable business models, women entrepreneurs and implications for their livelihoods, for example, are some of the topics the forum covers.


Dr. Joane Serrano

Academic Coordinator PhD Program (Sustainability), UPOU


Dr. Kat Vinegas 



George Lwanda 

United Nations Residency Coordination

Gambia, Africa

Dr. Finaflor Taylan

Director, Office of Gender Concerns

University of the Philippines Open University


Dr. Manjuma Mousumi

BRAC Institute of Educational Development 


Ivan Delgado Pitti

Director Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Award Ceremony Exceptional Woman/Champion in Sustainability 2022

Parallel Sessions

Gender and Climate Change

Education for Sustainable Development

Gender and Climate Change

Chair: Vihanga Amarakoon, Regional Chairperson 

University of Colombo

Education and Future-focused Sustainability

Chair: Anuska Joshi,

Regional Chairperson 

Zoological Society of London

Dr. Sowdamini Thatta

Presentation:  Women: the Torch bears of Circular Economy 

GITAM, India

Catalina Lema

Presentation: Social sustainability: Building up communities for better futures.

Project Hilos de Paz (Peace Threads) in Colombia and Slow Fashion Movement Latinoamerica

Slow Fashion Movement LATAM, Colombia

Prof. Deepthi Wickramasinghe

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Devanmini Halwatura

Presentation: “People’s goals” – Are people really aware of the Sustainable Development Goals: Case study from Sri Lanka

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Thelma Paris 

Presentation: Climate change, agriculture, and gender: insights from case studies in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Lao PDR

Open University of the Philippines

Urvi Dinah Thanekar 

Presentation: Improving Sustainability in Healthcare services – the key to a sustainable future  

Deakin University, Australia

Dr. Finaflor Taylan

Director, Office of Gender Concerns

Presentation: (Re) Claiming Women’s Spaces: Towards widened and quality participation of women in biodiversity/ environment management

Open University of the Philippines

Alvie Simonette 

Presentation: Building online communities for sustainable development

Open University of the Philippines

Award Ceremony ‘Exceptional Women in Sustainability 2022

Sponsors and participants of WSF22

  • Open University of the Philippines
  • United Nations 
  • MInistry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica 
  • BRAC Institute of Educational Development 
  • Zoological Society of London
  • Deakin University

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