Keiko Nowacka

Senior Social Development Specialist
Profile / Bio: 

Keiko Nowacka is a Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development) in the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department at the Asian Development Bank. In this role she focuses, in particular, on women’s entrepreneurship and promoting the ADB’s gender mainstreaming mandate, including the gender transformative agenda in line with Strategy 2030’s Operational Priority 2. Prior to joining ADB, Keiko led the gender program at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Development Centre, where she was responsible for the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). She has also held positions at UNESCO, where she led the first Global Report on gender and culture (2014) and focused on gender mainstreaming in the cultural and creative industries; she has also worked as an Operations Manager at Camfed, an NGO supporting secondary girls’ education in sub-Saharan Africa. She has a PhD From the University of Cambridge and is a graduate from the University of Sydney. 


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Gender Equality 05 October 2023 Slides ADB Administration and Governance
SERD Policy Talk (SPOT): Changing Workforce in the Post-COVID-19 World 04 November 2022 Multimedia Industry and Trade, Knowledge Management
Roadmap to Achieve OP2’s Transformative Gender Agenda 04 October 2021 Slides Gender Equality
Social Norms and Transformative Change: Lessons Learned from the Social Institution and Gender Index (SIGI) 2012 and Next Steps for SIGI 2014 02 June 2014 Slides Gender Equality