International Women’s Day 2018 – 8 March 2018, IFAD, Rome
International Women’s Day 2018 – 8 March 2018, IFAD, Rome

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) with the kind support of the Government of Canada have the pleasure to invite you to this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). The event will take place at IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy on Thursday 8 March, from 10:00 – 12:00 (reception and share fair will follow).

In line with the review theme for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the IWD event will focus on ICTs, media and digital technologies and the role they play in empowering women and girls.

A number of experts and champions will share experiences, good practices and innovative interventions that have empowered women, made a difference to their livelihood and contributed to eradicating poverty, ending hunger, and achieving food security and improved nutrition.

The event programme is attached for your information.

Following the event, there will be a Gender and ICTs Share Fair showcasing how it is possible to enhance the use of enabling technology to promote the empowerment of women and girls.

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