The Women for Climate Summit will be held on May 29-30, 2015 in Skhirat – Morocco at the Centre international de conférence Mohammed VI. To register for this event please click on the button below and fill out the registration form:
Detrimental effects of climate change can be felt in the short-term through natural hazards, such as landslides, floods and hurricanes; and in the long-term, through more gradual degradation of the environment.
The adverse effects of these events are already felt in many areas, including in relation to, inter alia, agriculture and food security; biodiversity and ecosystems; water resources; human health; human settlements and migration patterns; and energy, transport and industry.
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Martha Rojas-Urrego (Chouchena), CARE International Head of Global Advocacy, coordinates the development and implementation of global advocacy strategy for CARE International, a confederation of 14 independent member organizations working together to end poverty more 87 countries, who helped direct 97 million people in 2013. Advocacy CARE addresses in particular the eradication of poverty; gender equality and empower women; food and nutrition security; conflicts and peacebuilding processes; the fight against climate change; crisis in the country and strategic transversal processes such as the development agenda for after 2015. As part of her duties, she also manages CARE’s advocacy representative office to the United Nations (New York, Geneva ) and the European Union (Brussels).
Prior to joining CARE, she was director of international policy within the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Switzerland and before that Executive Director of National Parks of Colombia and government negotiator in several multilateral agreements on the environment. She also held the following positions: Senior Advisor on policy for the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) on integrating gender issues in international climate negotiations; Program director for the Plan of FAO’s work on tropical forests in Colombia, member of the Fundación Natura and consultant on environment and development. She is currently Vice-President for Europe of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy and co-chair of the Consultative Group on European policy of IUC
Professor, Hélène Conway-Mouret led the Language Department of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
She was also project director at the Institute of European Affairs in Dublin, visiting professor at the IREST (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and member of the Unesco Chair “Culture, Tourism and Development” of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
She holds a degree in Modern Literature (Université Lumière Lyon II), a Higher Diploma in Education (Trinity College Dublin), a Master of Philosophy (Trinity College), and a diploma Management Practice (University of Ulster in Belfast, United Kingdom).
She founded the world-French ADFE (Democratic Association of French Abroad) in Ireland (1997-2011), where she was also a board member of the French Alliance in Dublin and consultant on foreign trade. She is a member of the Socialist Party (since 1997) and the European Socialist Party (PES), a former auditor of the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies and member of the citizen reserve the ADER network (since 2011).
She was appointed Minister responsible for the French overseas in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault in June 2012.
Previously, she was Senator representing French citizens outside France (Socialist and Allies Group), Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces, and Chairman of the interparliamentary group of friendship France – Canada. From 1997 to 2011 she was an advisor to the Assembly of French Citizens Abroad (AFE) and has returned Senator May 3, 2014.
She wanted to continue to invest in the Foreign Affairs Committee, Defence and Armed Forces that had joined since her election in September 2011. She was appointed Secretary of the Committee and rapporteur on Official development assistance programs of the bill in 2015 finances.
She also found the delegation for women’s rights and equal opportunities between men and women of the Senate which she was elected vice president. It intends to continue and efforts for women at the Ministry initiated with the establishment of a control device against forced marriages.