The women selected by the Jury to be the recipients of one of the 15 full scholarships available to participate in the programme are part of a unique learning experience. Experts in rural development, entrepreneurship and public policy will offer them a first-class educational experience, addressing everything from new technologies to business growth. They learn about gender equality, sustainability and rural economics, and explore how they can be agents for change in their region.
The sessions take many different formats to ensure that the programme is stimulating and lively. Participants listen to expert speakers, join panel discussions, exchange views with mentors and work on projects with their peers.
The speakers for the first Women’s Academy for Rural Innovation are listed below.