15 October 2018
09:30 - 11:00
Auditorio BBVA Open Space. Plaza Santa Bárbara 2, 28004 Madrid
BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF), on the occasion of International Day of Rural Women, organizes a session entitled, ‘Gender gap, environmental sustainability and technology: common challenges faced by rural women’, with the aim to show rural women’s key role in the development of their communities.
In this session, the Foundation will share its experience in developing a rural laboratory that enables its Colombian entrepreneurs to adapt their crops to climate change. Furthermore, BBVAMF’s commitment to enhancing technology will also be highlighted, as a fundamental tool to face rural women’s challenges.
Manuela Gómez Privado, an entrepreneur and member of the Federation of Rural Women’s Associations (FADEMUR) will take part in the panel entitled, ‘Challenges that know no borders, common to rural women’. She manages the Quesos Reino, a small cheese company that uses sheep’s milk. Sandra Mendoza, a BBVAMF entrepreneur from Colombia, who specializes in agriculture and husbandry, will also participate in the panel. The panel will focus on common challenges faced by rural women such as access and use of technology, the obstacles to overcome gender gap and the importance of environmental sustainability. Bárbara Villar, Technical Secretary in the Parliamentary Front against Hunger for LAC (FAO) will moderate the panel.
Ignacio Trueba, FAO’s Special Representative in Spain, will close the session.