ITER received on Tuesday, 17th May the visit of the participants of the first international meeting of women parliamentarians of the Canary Islands and Africa organized by the Parliament of the Canary Islands and the Women Foundation for Africa, which aims consider the role of women in politics, promote the exchange of ideas and experiences and promote women’s leadership in their political systems.

The visit was attended by parliamentarians women from the Canary Islands and from 8 African countries (Algeria, Gambia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Tunisia and Cape Verde), as well as by the soprano and activist for human rights, Bárbara Hendricks and the former President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, special guests to the meeting of parliamentary.

The President of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Carolina Darias, and the former Vice President of the Government of Spain, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, were also part of the delegation that visited the institute in order to learn about the activities and projects developed in it as a center of international reference in renewable energy, engineering, telecommunications and environment.

The President of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Carlos Alonso, accompanied by several regional ministers of the insular Corporation and the Director of ITER, Manuel Cendagorta-Galarza, welcomed and accompanied the group during their visit to ITER´s facilities. In particular, the parliamentary delegation visited the D-ALiX data center, which hosts a wide range of high-availability housing services and a competitive communications environment which prioritizes the following concepts as fundamental features of an information technologies and communications (ITC), and the supercomputer Teide-HPC, the second most powerful in Spain.