EMUNI is proud to announce its upcoming webinar entitled "Women in Blue Economy in the Mediterranean". This on-line event enjoys the support, collaboration and participation of the Union for the Mediterranean, the European Union, the German Agency for International Development Cooperation (GIZ) and WestMed.
The event will benefit from contributions by a wide array of stakeholders; such as representatives of intergovernmental and regional organisations, national agencies, professional networks and academia. It will take place on Wednesday 22 of September and EMUNI wishes to encourage interaction with the speakers.
Sustainability and inclusiveness are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the multiple sectors captured under the notion of blue economy. While Sustainable Development Goals promote strategies that centre on equality of access, efforts towards women inclusion need to be strengthened and prioritised.
Women play a key role along the value chains of products, in organisation of processes and in leadership positions. Their contribution should be valued and highlighted. Nevertheless, in many sectors and countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region, women have limited access to natural and financial resources, technology and opportunities. Structural (including decision-making factors), cultural and social factors, as well as lack of capacity-building inhibit their full expression and hinders efforts towards sustainable outcomes.
This webinar is dedicated to highlighting women's contribution and engagement as fundamental vectors in key blue economy sectors in the Mediterranean region as well as to discussing - within a solution-oriented approach - the challenges to the full expression of their potential.
The event will be simultaneously translated in English, French and Arabic. Participation is free of charge.