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Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize in RESURBE III Conference

New 25/01/2016
Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, will be the keynote speaker of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE RESURBE III, ON URBAN & REGIONAL RESILIENCE, "Empowering Local Communities for Action”.

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum (born 9 January 1959) is an indigenous woman from the country of Guatemala, of the K’iche’ ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the rights of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promoting indigenous rights in the country. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 and the Prince of Asturias Award in 1998. She is the subject of the testimonial biography I, Rigoberta Menchú (1983) and the author of the autobiographical work, Crossing Borders. Menchú is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. She has also become a figure in indigenous political parties and ran for President of Guatemala in 2007 and 2011.

Besides Rigoberta Menchú, other prominent speakers are:

Sabrina Bittencourt. Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology from Jalisco State Government, Mexico. 

Millenials dreams accelerator, Y’s generation fairy godmother, lecturer, bridge-bulider between people with brilliant ideas and the world’s abundance. Nomad. Works actively on innovation, technology, social ventures development, free and revolutionary education, conscious consuming, healthy and organic food, and also collaborative business. Renaissance heiress, multitasking, writer of neverending books. Ideas farmer and alternative energy seeder.

Speaker – TEDxJardinsWomen 2013



Ms.Maíta  Fernandez-Armesto. Senior Programme Management Coordinator of the City Resilience Profiling Programme at UNHABITAT

Former Responsible for Urban Resilience in the Infrastructure Management and Urban Coordination division of the Barcelona City Council, her previous experience includes working as architect in the Urban Projects Department in the Barcelona City Council developing projects related to intregration of infrastructures in consolidated areas. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia.

Carlos H. Montenegro. Director of the Center for the Studies of the Orinoquia (CEO), Universidad de los Andes.

He has a postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, Caltech, USA, and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Michigan. As director of the Center for the Studies of the Orinoquia (CEO), has been responsible for the creation and design of the lines of action of the CEO, ideologist of the construction of the Orinoquia plan 10,000, a leader in the development of more than 30 research projects with a common objective to contribute to the social, productive, environmental and governance in the region of the Orinoquia. For four years he served as dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad de Los Andes. He was Director and Associate Professor of the Department of Mathematics for Uniandes. He also made valuable research with Arizona State University -ASU.

Here you can download the RESURBE III poster presentation:

RESURBE Poster Presentation

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