Realizing that the low representation of women in science and engineering is a major hindrance to global capacity building in science and technology, the IAC formed an Advisory Panel on Women for science with the mandate to review previous studies, provide examples of effective projects already implemented, and issue a set of actionable recommendations addressed particularly to the world’s science and engineering academies.

 The recommendations and action items developed through the work of this Panel are presented in this report and are grouped around three themes:

  • Academies advocating and promoting the education and careers of women;
  • Academies acting, both individually and jointly, to engage women in global capacity building;
  • Academies building inclusive institutional climates and advising governments and other principal players on specific actions toward similar ends.

The complete report is available on this site through the links below.  The complete report is also avaliable for download as PDF files.

If you have difficulty with downloading the report or parts thereof, the IAC will be happy to send you a hard copy of the report. Please send an email to or fax your request to +31 20 620 4941. There will be no charge for a single copy.