Regional Roundtable “Empowerment of rural women and implementation of SDG indicator 5.a.1 in the Western Balkans”

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SWG RRD representatives are attending the Regional Roundtable “Empowerment of rural women and implementation of SDG indicator 5.a.1 in the Western Balkans”, in a period October 5-6, 2023, in FAO HQ, in Rome, Italy.

The main objectives of the event are to discuss the challenges of rural women in the Western Balkans, the challenges of statistical data availability and accuracy in the process of design and implementation of agriculture and rural development policy measures, and to present the developed modules for SDG 5.a.1 implementation in the Western Balkans.

The event also provides an opportunity for exchange, coordination, and networking of the ministries of agriculture and national statistical offices from the Western Balkans to improve gender equality in land ownership and control through collection and usage of gender statistical data in developing national agriculture and rural development policies.

As part of the Regional Roundtable, SWG RRD have an opportunity to present the work done so far on the ongoing assessment on the role of rural women in the sustainable development of the Western Balkans rural areas.

The event was organized by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO).