During the Summit of the W20 - the G20 engagement group on gender equality - experts from IICA, the UN and the World Bank agreed that improving working and living conditions for rural women is crucial to promoting development. IICA is co-chair of W20 in its work on Rural Women.
Over the last three years, the Institute was engaged in a project to assist in developing policies and institutional processes to support the design, implementation and participatory management of inclusive development projects in rural areas.
The Institute made the request during a debate on rural development organized by Women 20 (W20), the women’s affinity group of the G20, which will present its recommendations to the leaders of that forum of developed and emerging nations.
Renowned Brazilian sociologist, Miriam Abramovay gave a conference on gender and rural women at the IICA Headquarters.
The 40 participants of the accountability seminar represented public and private sector entities as well as development partners, educational institutions and producer organizations.
The objective is to improve communication, efficiency and effectiveness.