Members of our ARI Institute, Rachel Laitman and Norma Livne, were selected by the Millenia 2015 international project among hundreds of candidates from all over the world to participate in the seminar “Women Actors of Development for the Global Challenges” that took place in Paris, France on November 21, 2011.
The conference was organized by The Detree Institute, a European non-governmental research centre for regional development. 50 women representatives of universities, scientific institutions, international organizations, and economic and social bodies from 17 countries gathered for the event at the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Ecole des Mines, Paris, considered the equivalent of Harvard University for research on economics, science, and sociology.
Through our materials and active participation in the discussions, we contributed to the foresight exercise that will lead to the “Millennia2015 Action plan for women’s empowerment,” an international conference to be held by UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris in 2012.
As ARI Institute, we focus on “the strength of networks for women” and “women and girls, lifelong education and training,” “women and men, complementary role.” The audience was very receptive and our proposals and visions were included in the summary of the event for further inclusion in the high level international working groups. We made contacts for future collaborations with colleagues from Canada, USA, France, Panama, Switzerland, Italy.
Milennia2015 international community gathers more than two thousands experts in 79 countries, women and men, to strengthen and to promote the empowerment of women all over the world.