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The Role of Women in Mountain Regions 
 
The Role of Women in Mountain Regions was an international conference organized in the scope of the Austrian Presidency of the Alpine Convention. The conference took place on 18-19 April 2017 in Alpbach, Tyrol. 
 
PROGRAMMEM
Moderation: Patti Basler     
 
Opening speeches
Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Sonja Ledl-Rossmann, President of the Federal Council
Markus Reiterer, Secretary General of the Alpine Convention
Beate Palfrader, Member of the Tyrolian Government   
 
Messages
Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UNEP
Jane Goodall, Primatologist, Ethologist, Anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace   
 
Opening presentation
Marianna Elmi, Deputy Secretary General, Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention   
 
Panel 1 –Ecology
Keynote I
Wivine Ntamubano, Natural Resources Management Expert, East African Community, Tanzania   
 
Keynote II
Musonda Mumba, Coordinator, Ecosystem based Adaptation, Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UN Environment   
 
Panel discussion:
Herwig Van Staa, Committee of the Regions
Theresia Neuhofer, Member of Regional Parliament, Committee on Organic farming
Liliana Dagostin, Austrian Alpine Association   
 
Panel 2 –Economy
Keynote I
Tshering Yodin Sherpa, Senior Gender Programme Officer, Centre for Women in the Himalayas, Nepal   
 
Keynote II 
Ritu Verma, Senior Researcher and Strategic Adviser, Tarayana Centre for Social Research and Development; Adjunct Professor, Royal University of Bhutan      
 
Panel discussion
Andrea Schwarzmann, President of the Austrian Rural Women
Kathrin Kaltenhauser, Deputy Chairperson of the Austrian Young Farmers Association
Martha Roth, Holidays on the farm Vorarlberg   
 
Panel 3 – Cultural and Social Affairs   
 
Keynote I 
Elbegzaya Batjargal, Program Officer at Mountain Partnership Central Asia hub, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic
 
Keynote II
Mónica Gabay, Directorate of Land Management, Soil and Combat of Desertification of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina   
 
Panel discussion
Marianna Elmi, Deputy Secretary General, Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
Petra Steiner, GreenCare Adelwöhrerhof
Verena Niederkofler , Director of Female Farmers Organisation South Tyrol   
 
Summary of the results
Barbara Wülser, Deputy director, CIPRA International

The declaration  
 
During the Conference a marketplace took place where different organization had the opportunity to present their activities.

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