The CTAO would not be possible without the efforts of an international network of contributors from dozens of countries that work together to implement what will be the first open ground-based gamma-ray observatory and world’s largest and most sensitive gamma-ray detector. We are proud of our diversity and aim to be a reference for inclusion and respect in science, as well as to work internationally to achieve equity in our field. Diversity in our work is not only morally fair but also beneficial to the working environment, increasing creativity and providing different points of view that help to approach and solve problems. Based on this idea, the CTAO has created the Astrodiversity programme – an initiative to develop and implement activities organized under the diversity and inclusion framework.
Since its launch in 2019, several Astrodiversity activities and initiatives have taken place or are ongoing: