Carmen Lopez has over ten years of development work, overseeing and implementing programmes in the areas of women's economic empowerment, gender and development, community mobilisation, public health and youth empowerment. She played a key role in the development, design and implementation of the transition strategy to the industry cluster approach for supporting women's economic empowerment in the Philippines for the GREAT women project 2.
Carmen Roceli Lopez
About the project
The project's main focus is on the role of the younger generation in safeguarding the long-term sustainability of the craft and artisanal activity in Samar and Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. This study aims to discover the realities behind artisans' and weavers' perceptions of the next generation's role. In the hopes that whatever knowledge is collected from this research will improve methods, techniques and approaches in current craft items, especially for the younger generation in the region and will ultimately contribute to environmental conservation and management.