2022 International Women’s Day High-level Panel Discussion (IWD2022) Date: 8 March 2022 Location: Virtual/Online , Venue: Virtual/Online Registration: Registration is closed This event will also be available on ICAO TV (live and replay). Date: 8 March 2022, 13:00 EST This year the ICAO observance of the International Women’s Day under the theme of “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, will be marked by two Panel Discussions on Tuesday, 8 March 2022. These conversations will provide an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of women around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for the aviation industry. While the COVID-19 crisis has brought huge losses for the aviation industry, it also presents itself as an opportunity to change towards a more sustainable future. Post-pandemic, the sustainability of the sector will not only rely on greening aviation, but also on greater progress towards gender equality and empowerment of women, as the presence of women at all levels, including in decision-making roles, will contribute to being a game changer. Having more women in the aviation’s workforce will translate into greater opportunities for environmental initiatives to be more inclusive, amplify results and increase effectiveness. As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8, the event aims to highlight the importance of current and future roles of women in driving sustainability in the aviation industry, through focusing on: Recognizing the important contributions of women as decision makers, stakeholders, experts, and educators across aviation and at all levels can lead to successful, long-term solutions to sustainability and climate change; The critical role of diversity in the workforce to prevent a narrow and restricted view of the way sustainability objectives are identifies, prioritized and implemented in the aviation industry; Importance of identifying and filling data gaps to inform more robust gender-responsive environmental policymaking and planning. The theme of the IWD 2022 provides an opportunity to recall how increasing and reflecting the share of female transport workers and users therefore can lead to unleashing the knowledge and capability of women in crafting effective climate change solutions for the benefit of the sector. In the context of aviation, the celebration of the International Women's Day is also an opportune moment to renew commitment towards gender equality in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 5 and ICAO Resolution A39-30, as we look forward to building a more resilient and sustainable future for our industry as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. #IWD2022 Please note that the event will be conducted in English. Participants must register online by noon, the 7th of March. However, early registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. More information on the list of our speakers will be provided at a later stage.For any inquiries please contact GenderEvent@icao.int.