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Episodio 41 – Reducir la brecha de género digital

En la antesala del Día Internacional de la Mujer, analizamos los efectos de la brecha de género digital. Nuestra primera invitada será Ndaya Beltchika (FIDA), para a continuación conversar con una activista indígena de Colombia, una experta en empoderamiento femenino en Samoa y una investigadora en soberanía alimentaria de la tribu lakota.  

También escucharemos a Ron Hartman (FIDA) hablar sobre la situación de los donantes, en constante evolución, antes de dialogar con Max Cotton sobre su travesía hacia la autosuficiencia. Por último, terminaremos con un nuevo episodio de nuestra serie sobre el cambio climático en Bangladesh.  

Contenido del episodio

El contenido se encuentra disponible en inglés. 

La entrevista de Dayana Dokera Domico se encuentra disponible en español.

Ndaya Beltchika on International Women’s Day

Ndaya Beltchika

IFAD’s Lead Technical Specialist for Gender and Social Inclusion, Ndaya Beltchika, celebrate International Women’s Day and talks about the importance of innovation and technological change in the fight to achieve gender equality.

Ron Hartman on IFAD’s replenishment and updates from the Global Donor Platform

Ron Hartman

Ron Hartman is IFAD’s Director of Global Engagement, Partnerships, and Resource Mobilization. He’s also IFAD’s board member at the Global Donor Platform, which aims to tackle global poverty and hunger by developing agriculture, reshaping food systems, and investing in rural communities.

More on IFAD’s gender portfolio

More from Ndaya Beltchika, who tell us about IFAD’s involvement and contributions to gender equality in agriculture and rural communities.

Dayana Dokera Domico on the battle for equality and sustainability

Dayana Dokera Domico, activista indígena

Dayana Dokera Domico es una activista indígena de Colombia. Nos habla del papel de las comunidades indígenas -especialmente los jóvenes y las mujeres- en la lucha por un futuro más sostenible. Dokera ha sido nombrada por la ONU joven activista indígena por los derechos de los pueblos indígenas.

Self-reliance through agri-business in Samoa

Shelley Burich, activist, vanilla farmer, entrepreneur

Shelley Burich is a community organizer, female empowerment professional and an e-commerce entrepreneur. She is also the only commercial vanilla farmer in all of Samoa. She is passionate about IFAD’s support of women across the island, helping them to become self-reliant through agri-business.

Elsie DuBray on the importance of food sovereignty

Elsie DuBray

Elsie DuBray is an activist and researcher from the indigenous Lakota tribe and a student at Stanford University. Her lifelong research has centred around food sovereignty and the connection between buffalo and the health of the Lakota people.

What is IFAD doing to promote gender equality?

In our final chat with Ndaya Beltchika, she stresses the importance of technology and education in removing gender barriers and transforming the lives of women and girls. 

Ndaya explains what IFAD is doing to help. To find out more about our work for gender equality in rural communities, visit https://www.ifad.org/gender.

Max Cotton: how one man became self-sufficient

Max Cotton in England

Last year Max Cotton changed his life. From parliament correspondent – and former colleague of your podcast host, Brian Thomson – to a self-sufficient farmer in rural southwest England. He sustains himself solely with what he grows, except for tap water and salt. If you’re curious, follow his You Tube Channel: No Milk Today.

Women take the wheel in Bangladesh

Qasa Alom in Bangladesh

Reporter Qasa Alom follows up on an IFAD project that offers driving lessons to young rural women in Bangladesh and helps them develop their careers as drivers.

For more from Bangladesh, check out Qasa Alom’s YouTube channel: QasaVision.

Summing up

Many thanks to our producer here in Rome Francesco Manetti and the rest of the team – including our reporters Ian Smith and Carolyn Sillau Herrera. Our hosts were Michelle Tang and Brian Thomson.

Remember, we want to hear from you – what do you think about our stories and the issues raised and who do you want us to be talking to. Get in touch at podcasts@ifad.org. You can also email us voice or text messages and we’ll be happy to play them out in our next episode.

You may subscribe to this podcast via your favourite podcast platform and find more stories at https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/podcasts.

Next month’s episode will be all about innovation. And once again, we’ll be trying to be Good for You, Good for the Planet, and Good for the Farmers.


You might like to read and listen to some of our past episodes:

  • In episode 38 we looked at biodiversity and farming
  • Episode 39 we heard from IFAD’s President Alvaro Lario.
  • Episode 40 we focused on the Indigenous People's Forum.