Gender Month 2022: Women Leading Towards An Equal, Greener and More Resilient Future


Gender Month 2022: Women Leading Towards An Equal, Greener and More Resilient Future

01 March 2022 to 31 March 2022

Empowering women to participate fully in economic and social life is essential to building strong economies, establishing stable and just societies, and improving the quality of life for men, women, and our communities.

Under ADB’s Strategy 2030, gender equality is one of seven operational priorities. By 2030, 75% of committed projects and programs will promote gender equality.

ADB celebrates Gender Month during March every year as an opportunity to reflect on progress made in promoting gender equality and encourage increased participation of women in building a stronger and more prosperous Asia and the Pacific region.

With the theme, "Women Leading Towards an Equal, Greener and More Resilient Future," Gender Month 2022 celebrated and recognized the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, building a more sustainable future for all.

Target participants

  • ADB’s developing member country government representatives, women’s machineries, ADB executing and implementing agencies.
  • Private sector and organizations working to promote gender equality with the private sector.
  • Development partners: multilateral development banks, multilateral and bilateral donors, UN agencies, non-traditional partners, and others.
  • Civil society organizations, including women’s organizations.
  • Academia, think-tanks, and centers of excellence.
  • ADB staff and consultants working across all operational sectors.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Feb 2022 03 March 2022 First Women in Energy Summit Central and West Asia Equal by 2030 -Time for Change
ADB’s Women in Energy Program for Central and West Asia is the first targeted initiative to advance womenin the energy sector in the region. The goal ...
25 Feb 2022 04 March 2022 How Female-Friendly Are Workplaces in Urban Pakistan?
The webinar presented results from a representative survey of firms in in Lahore, Pakistan—a metropolis of over 10 million—to shed light on how comfortable...
25 Feb 2022 08 March 2022 2022 International Women’s Day Celebration: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow
President Masa on 8 March opened the International Women’s Day celebration for ADB and reiterated the bank’s commitment to accelerating gender equality...
25 Feb 2022 09-10 March 2022 Investing in Women: Advancing the Transformative Gender Agenda in Central and West Asia in a Post-COVID-19 Environment
Asian Development Bank’s Central and West Asia Department and the Gender EqualityThematic Group of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department...
25 Feb 2022 11 March 2022 Joint Gender, Climate, Environment Session Highlights Women’s Leadership in Tackling Climate Change
As part of ADB’s Gender Month celebrations, the Gender Equality, Climate Change, and Environment thematic groups hosted a session entitled, “What will...
25 Feb 2022 24 March 2022 Insight Thursday: Delivering Gender Equality Results: Drawing on Practices and Experiences of Project Teams
KEY TAKEAWAYS Strong project design and at entry, SMART gender indicators, and implementation process that incorporates monitoring...
25 Feb 2022 30 March 2022 Nature-Based Solutions that Promote Gender
To conclude ADB’s Gender Month celebration, the Gender and Environment Thematic Groups hosted a webinar on “Nature-based Solutions (NbS) that Promote ...
25 Feb 2022 31 March 2022 SECURE Webinar 2: Making Women’s Challenges and Roles in the COVID-19 Vaccination Programs Visible
In celebration of International Women’s Month, ADB Southeast Asia Human and Social Development Division organizedthe second SECURE Webinar onMaking Women...


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