The seminar, held on 3-4 November in Managua, analysed the implementation of the 3rd Development Goal in the country, with a focus on the issue of gender equality in the employment sector.
The opening session was animated by Isabel Green, director of the Nicaraguan Womens institute; Pablo Mandeville, UNDP representative in Nicaragua and UN coordinator in the country; Silvia Porras of the Dutch Embassy; Irela Solórzano, director of “Puntos de Encuentro”, an IPS NGO partner in the MDG3 programme; and Joaquin Costanzo, Director of IPS Latin America.
Some 30 journalists from Managua and other cities and several local NGOs attended the seminar and the two-days work which ended with a field visit to the project Quincho Barrilete, realised by the women of Puntos de Encuentro.
The seminar was part of the IPS programme of work ‘Communicating for Change: Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality financed by the Dutch MDG3 Fund.
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