WOMEN will play a key role in attaining sustainable development and poverty through a green economy.
This was the message from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women, and Poverty Alleviation at the Green Economy Expo that was held earlier this month at the Sheraton Resort on Denarau.
The ministry partnered up with women's organisations to display women's skills in using natural resources to make products such as handicrafts, home-made food items and recycled goods.
Permanent secretary for the Ministry of Women Dr Josefa Koroivueta said women's active participation in environment protection, biodiversity and food security was vital to the environment's conservation.
"Women are key agents of change in their families and communities, as they have the skills and knowledge to use natural resources to make unique products for their income-generating," Dr Koroivueta said.