Champion
Martha Rojas Urrego
Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Martha Rojas Urrego

Women play a critical role in the management of wetlands, as managers, users and stewards of water, as experts, scientists and decision makers. This role needs to be recognized and gender equality and women’s empowerment strengthened to step up the conservation and sustainable use of our natural resources for the benefit of people and nature.

I have been committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout my career and I am delighted to bring this commitment to my work as Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Secretariat will continue to support Contracting Parties in mainstreaming a gender perspective in the Strategic Plan 2016-2024 and in the CEPA Programme 2016-2024

  • Secretariat will conduct a training for all staff regarding gender equality and mainstreaming gender matters in Secretariat's work