- More than one hundred women dedicated to fishing and aquaculture from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru participated in the webinar “Working for a women network in fishing and aquaculture of the Pacific Alliance: supporting the innovation and commercialization of their products” , which was organized by the Pacific Alliance and the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile, was carried out as the first post-pandemic activity, to convene the fishermen and aquaculture network of these countries, created before COVID-19, with the objective to get to know each other and establish ties with commercial potential.
May 31, 2023.- The webinar held on May 25 through the zoom platform, is part of the project “Promoting the commercialization and the consumption of artisanal fishing and aquaculture products in the Pacific Alliance, in order to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic “, and was attended by an audience of more than one hundred people, who enjoyed the program of the meeting, which began with the official greeting of the General Director (S) of Multilateral Economic Affairs, Undersecretary of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Alejandro Buvinic, followed by the Director of the International Affairs Unit, Fisheries Development Division of the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile, Julio Jorquera, who addressed the topic: “Chile’s proposal and promotion of the Pacific Alliance Women’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Network.”
The central talk of the webinar was given by Luisa Fernanda Gutiérrez Sampedro, a Colombian national, business administrator and specialist in Finance, with an extensive career that begins in the world of banks that she directed in Colombia, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, where she warned that the natural added value that women generate with their management was something that was worth supporting from what she knows how to do, rescuing this experience that combines with the path of supporting the formation of family businesses; projects and initiatives that have the purpose of contributing to the sustainability of the territories in Latin America with a feminine perspective, being key actors of local and community development.
Luisa Fernanda Gutiérrez Sampedro, gave her presentation from Bogotá, Colombia, called “The value of associativity.”
The Women’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Network of the Pacific Alliance has a face. For this reason, the project contemplates the production of microcapsules with testimonials from women in fishing and aquaculture from the Pacific Alliance who represent inspiring leaders.
In this context, during the webinar two of the leaders were presented, they will be part of the testimonies of the microcapsules of the member countries and who are preparing to make visible the Pacific Alliance Women’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Network: Rosa Esther Canelo Oré, from Caleta Laguna Grande, Paracas, Pisco, Peru, and Paola Núñez Rojas, from the Puesta de Sol Women Shellfish Cooperative, Las Cruces, Chile.
The webinar ” Working for a women network in fishing and aquaculture of the Pacific Alliance: supporting the innovation and commercialization of their products”, was the first of two virtual meetings, which are carried out within the framework of the project “Promoting the commercialization and the consumption of artisanal fishing and aquaculture products in the Pacific Alliance, in order to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic”, led by the Pacific Alliance and the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile. The next virtual meeting is scheduled for June 28.
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