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The President of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, Marcial Morales, and the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Employment, Rafael Páez, received today, Tuesday, October 31st, at the Technology Park of Fuerteventura, fifteen young Senegalese entrepreneurs who are participating in training exchange program 'Mujeres tecnológicas', promoted by the Insular Corporation.

These fifteen women from Senegal, who are working on their own technological projects, will participate until November 10 in training activities on new technologies, women's empowerment and entrepreneurship, within this initiative of the Island Council of Fuerteventura and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of the Government of Senegal.

The women entrepreneurs will attend the International Forum of Water and Renewable Energies Africagua, which will take place on 6 and 7 November at the Palacio de Formación y Congresos de Fuerteventura.

"With this meeting between Senegal and Fuerteventura we support the development of the nearby countries, being also a great opportunity for companies of Fuerteventura and young professionals on the island to develop projects, especially oriented towards renewable energy and water", explained Morales.

According to Páez, "there are several projects of this group of Senegalese women related to cleaning solar street lamps or sea rescue. The idea is that these women entrepreneurs can obtain the necessary European or world funding to develop this kind of initiative".

Furthermore, the students participating in this training action were "very happy to be in Fuerteventura, trusting that this cooperation will continue and give the best in the future". 

Fifteen other women from Fuerteventura recently went to Senegal as part of this exchange programme, which aims to increase the presence of women in technological, economic and entrepreneurial activities. These entrepreneurs plan to carry out e-commerce or fruit and vegetable trade projects with the African country, among others.

'Mujeres tecnológicas' is part of the 'Project for the Business Exchange in matters of high economic and environmental impact between the Canary Islands and West Africa (Afrimac)' of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, which has been selected in the 'First Call of the Operational Programme of Territorial Cooperation INTERREG V-A Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands (MAC) 2014-2020′ as the main beneficiary of the financial contribution of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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