GENOVATE Model for Gender Equality in Transforming Research and Innovation

Prof Uduak Archibong, University of Bradford, UK & Dr Alexandra BraĹžinová, Trnava University, Slovakia.

This presentation will describe the GENOVATE Model for Transforming Gender Equality in Research and Innovation, which is a framework for developing and embedding gender equality principles, values and structures in Higher Education Institutions [HEI]. The development of the GENOVATE model jointly led by the University of Bradford, UK and Trnava University, Slovakia, is the outcome of the joint cooperation of all GENOVATE partner universities. The model offers guidance, tools and support in the implementation of Gender Equality Action Plans [and gender mainstreaming mechanisms within HEIs, including research institutions. With a focus on transforming organisational cultures for gender equality in research and innovation, the GENOVATE Model, underpinned by the Gender Change Academy Framework, unravels, understands and documents this process and works as a guiding tool for enacting structural change.