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WOCAN to Attend the Side Event on Rural Women's Empowerment at the Asia Pacific Regional Conference Beijing +20

Thursday, November 20, 2014 -
5:00am to 6:00am

(Asia/Bangkok)

Meena Bilgi, Core Associate and Nisha Onta, Knowledge Management Coordinator, will attend the Side Event of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference Beijing +20 titled "Challenges and opportunities towards rural women’s empowerment: agrarian transformations and the changing role of women in agriculture and food systems". The event is organized by UNWomen and FAO and being held in 10 November, at the UNCC in Bangkok, Thailand. The panelists are Jean D’Cunha, Senior Advisor, UN Women; Goo Jeomsook, former Secretary General of the Korean Women Peasant Association, La Via Campesina; and Sonomi Tanaka, Lead Social Development Specialist (Gender & Development), Asian Development Bank. 

Agenda: 

 

8.00 – 8.10

Opening 

8.10 – 9.00

 

 

Challenges and opportunities for rural women’s economic empowerment development 

(Moderator: Clara Mi Young Park)

 

Presentations (10 minutes each):

  • Beijing +20: what’s at stake for rural women? Main achievements, gaps and ways forwards– Jean D’Cunha, Senior Gender Adviser, UN Women
  • Rural women’s economic empowerment: challenges, emerging opportunities and priority actions - Clara Mi Young Park, Gender Officer, FAORAP

 

Reactions from discussants (5 minutes each):

  • Goo Jeomsook, former Secretary General of the Korean Women Peasant Association, La Via Campesina
  • Sonomi Tanaka, Lead Social Development Specialist (Gender & Development), Asian Development Bank

 

Open discussion, Q&A

9.00

Conclusion and Closing

  • Closing remarks by Vili Fuavao, Deputy Regional Representative, FAORAP

9.15

Coffee