NRF hosted a Gender Policy Dialogue at the Global Research Council in which Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer spoke on “The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All” . Dr Pollitzer examined how not only is the number of women in STEM an important condition for success in the implementation of the SDGs, but that considerations of the gender dimension in research must be included also. For example, road safety targets have been included in the SDGs. Women are 50% more likely to suffer injury in car accidents due to vehicle design and gendered patterns of use. Topics such of this must be understood in order to achieve the ambitious targets of the SDGs. Elizabeth also drew on other examples from the report produced after the GS6 Asia-Pacific, "The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All”, as part of the Gender Summit mission. The heads of 50 research councils and the delegates attending the GRC meeting have formally adopted the goal to "integrate the gender dimension in research design and in the analysis of research outcomes" as part of their commitment to research excellence and effective stewardship of public funds.