Events

ADB Gender Month 2018 Celebration

01 March 2018 to 31 March 2018
Manila
Philippines

The dearth in women leaders is one of the main gender challenges in the Asia and Pacific region. The low representation of women in public and political spheres and processes has adverse consequences for both women as well as national development outcomes. This year, as ADB joins the international community in celebrating Gender Month, two distinguished speakers with leadership roles have been chosen to reflect on women’s leadership and how the participation of women leaders can significantly support economic growth and other social development objectives.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
08 Mar 2018 International Women's Day Breakfast Event Women in Decision-Making, The Pacific Island Challenge: A Samoan Story
Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, talked about how women leaders can promote positive change in their communities and...
Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 Mar 2018 Gender Month Distinguished Speaker's Keynote Address Breaking the Glass Ceilings: Reflections on the Future of Women's Leadership
Helen Clark: Breaking through glass ceilings is important, and women’s leadership matters Former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP Administrator...
Helen Clark

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