Award for Innovation in Uruguay’s Forestry Industry

Organized by ANIU and a foreign sponsor, the award seeks to recognize people, groups of people or institutions that introduce innovation in the Uruguayan forestry chain.

Through the organization of the so-called Rosario Pou Prize for Innovation in Aspects of Uruguay’s Forestry Chain, whose rules and conditions are available here, the realization of activities that have a positive impact in areas related to the forestry industry in our country is encouraged.

The award

The works must be original, presented by Uruguayan citizens between August 15 and October 15, 2022, indicating in which sector they are located: forestry, industrial processes or logistics.

Registration can be done in person or through the e-mail

The prize will consist of a symbolic element and USD 5,000. The court may also award citations.

The choice of the winning work will be based on three criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability.

Rules and conditions – 2022 edition (in Spanish)

About Eng. Rosario Pou

Rosario Pou Ferrari graduated as a Forest Agricultural Engineer in 1975. She has an extensive career, which highlights her teaching activity at the Faculty of Agronomy, her role as National Deputy Director of Energy at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, and her Activity as a consultant for international organizations and national companies such as Comurex, which carried out the first export of wood to Finland.

Between 1990 and 1995, she was hired by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as national director of the UNDP-FAO Project “Support for Forestry Development”, institutionally strengthening the National Forestry Directorate and its activities inside and outside the country, articulating with the competent authorities the different aspects to take into account to apply the Forestry Law of 1987, and launching the National Forestation Plan.

She held various positions in the private sector, in different companies of the Ence Group in Uruguay, in forestry, managerial and social aspects. In 2006 she finished her work as Ence’s vice president for America. Since then, she has been the main partner of Rosario Pou & Asociados, in activities carried out mainly in Uruguay and Paraguay.

In 2012 she was appointed member of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay.