RELEASE OF THE REPORT "Agrifood systems facing climate change in the MENA region: gender equality for better resilience"
This webinar was held, among other objectives, to commemorate International Women’s Day. In the context of the 2022 International Women’s Day, recognizing this year the contribution of women and girls to build a more sustainable future, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organized, in partnership with the Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa of FAO and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), an online event on “Agri-food systems facing climate change in the Middle East and North African region (MENA): Gender equality for better resilience”.
The overall objective was to identify challenges faced by women as change drivers for more resilient agri-food systems facing climate change.
The online event, live-streamed also on the social networks has been followed by more than 650 participants across the different platforms. This strong participation demonstrates a growing interest in gender mainstreaming in climate, rural development, and agricultural policies.
This joint event by the Union for the Mediterranean, in partnership with the Regional Office for Near East and North Africa of FAO and the CIHEAM, stems from their commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in agri-food systems, and to creating a conducive environment for women and girls to lead and thrive.
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