A new Women in Beekeeping entrepreneurship programme has been launched by UNESCO and Guerlain.
Focusing on local and native bees, their welfare and maintenance, as well as education on bees. The program aims to enable women’s empowerment through an expertise-driven, sustainable professional activity. It also aims to contribute to raising awareness of the importance of all bee species as pollinators, bearing in mind that animals play a major part in the pollination of 90% of the planet’s wild flowers.
The new face of the program Angelina Jolie says “When women gain skills and knowledge their instinct is to help raise others. I’m excited to meet the women taking part in this programme from all over the world. I look forward to getting to know them and learning about their culture and environment and the role bees play in that. I hope the training will strengthen their independence, their livelihoods and their communities.“
Read the full article here: https://en.unesco.org/themes/biodiversity/women-for-bees
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Photo source: UNESCO and National Geographic