The Union for the Mediterranean organized a Webinar on women in leadership on 5 March. The webinar analysed the challenges that women and girls face to access leadership positions. The discussion brought together a variety of stakeholders from across sectors, who analysed the gendered barriers to leadership. Speakers also shared best practices on how to foster women and girls’ leadership across the region.
The event counted on DG NEAR to present the recently published gender action plan GAP III and shared insights on how it will empower women and girls to participate and lead equally in social, economic and political life. The webinar also presented the UfM’s labelled projects with UNIDO and CEED and launch of the 2021 UfM Women Business Forum.
CIHEAM is a partner of the UfM International Women’s Day webinar "Women in Leadership: towards an equal region in a covid-19 world" and co-organised a session dedicated to Women in Agriculture featuring talented speakers Ndaya Beltchika (Lead Technical Specialist for Gender and Social Inclusion, IFAD), Myriam Fournier Kacimi (CEO of Sungy Sas), Dr. Margarita Rico (Professor at the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Valladolid in Spain) and Yasmine Seghirate (Policy and Communications Manager and Gender Policy and Women Empowerment focal point at CIHEAM’s Headquarters)
Recording of the session on Women and Agricuture: https://m.facebook.com/ufmsecretariat/videos/1869112126599145/?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F&_rdr
Information about the event: https://ufmsecretariat.org/event/international-womens-day-2021/