Women, Biocultural Diversity and Sustainability (2016-2020)


– Identify gender and biosocial indicators that should be included in university teaching models to explain and visibilize in a rigorous manner and committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG (2015-2030), the contribution of rural women to knowledge of the environment, the temporary transformation of biocultural diversity, the maintenance of the health and well-being of communities and the sustainability of ecosystems.

– Work from the university and scientific associations so that the Spanish academic and university world participates in online education on gender and sustainable development, an aspect that UNESCO includes among the four SDGs in which Spain can act as the main actor.

– Provide a virtual tool, (Virtual Museum of Human Ecology), aimed at all people interested in bequeathing their descendants a livable, fair and egalitarian world. The content of the museum has been designed to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the various proposed SDG indicators to assess progress in the sustainable and egalitarian development of countries, populations and genders, as well as their values, trends and reliability.

Research Team:

Coordinators: Cristina Bernis and Carlos Varea

Researchers: Joaquín Díaz, Mª Pía Timón, Consolation González, Pablo Domínguez, Beatriz Díaz, Emilio Blanco, Rafael Tomás

Advisors: Sofía Rodríguez, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Silvia Arias

Funding: Association for the Study of Human Ecology (AEEH), member of the Network of Solutions for Sustainable Development (SDSN). Instituto Universitario de Estudios de la Mujer (IUEM), Fundación ASISA.

Sponsor: Spanish National Commission of UNESCO

Collaborate: Institutions, Museums, NGOs, Foundations (see logos at the bottom of the page)