Investing in Women: Advancing the Transformative Gender Agenda in Central and West Asia in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

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

Investing in Women: Advancing the Transformative Gender Agenda in Central and West Asia in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

09 March 2022 to 10 March 2022
 
Asian Development Bank’s Central and West Asia Department and the Gender Equality Thematic Group of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department commemorated International Women’s Month through a virtual subregional workshop of ADB partners in Central and West Asia entitled “Investing in Women: Advancing the Transformative Gender Agenda in Central and West Asia in a Post-COVID-19 Environment" on 9–10 March 2022, 2–4 pm (Manila time). The event examined the pandemic’s gendered impacts, barriers to gender-responsive planning and programming, and the recovery strategies of government and other development actors and their contribution to women’s empowerment and gender equality.
 

Objectives:

The workshop aimed to deepen the participants’ understanding of the gendered impacts of the pandemic in Central and West Asia and the good practices and gender-responsive innovations of governments and other development actors in the context of post-COVID-19 recovery. It also aims to analyze barriers to gender-sensitive program planning and implementation of pandemic responses. The workshop discussed the results of ADB’s study on “Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 in Central and West Asia: Opportunities and Lessons for Gender-Responsive Public Investments.”
 

Target Participants:

Representatives from government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations, and other development organizations in Central and West Asia member countries, as well as ADB staff and consultants
 

Resource Speakers:

  1. Yevgeniy Zhukov, Director General, ADB Central and West Asia Department 
  2. Samantha Hung, Chief of Gender Equality Thematic Group, ADB Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
  3. Jesper K. Petersen, Advisor and Head, Portfolio, Results, Safeguards, and Gender Unit, ADB Central and West Asia Department 
  4. Emilia Rossi, Gender Consultant-Researcher
  5. Gulnora Marufova, Senator of the Parliament, Republic of Uzbekistan  
  6. Zulfia Kochorbaeva, Executive Director, Agency for Social Technologies
  7. Shahla Ismayil Founder and Director, Gender Port
  8. Mary Alice G. Rosero, Senior Social Development (Gender) Specialist, ADB Central and West Asia Department
  9. Jane Horan, Founder, The Horan Group
  10. Shanny Campbell, Country Director, ADB Tajikistan Resident Mission
  11. Marcella Lucas, Gender Consultant-Workshop Moderator

 

Further Readings:

 

Proceedings:

DAY 1 FULL RECORDING 

DAY 1 FULL RECORDING(Russian Translation) 

DAY 1 VISUAL SUMMARY

 

DAY 2 FULL RECORDING 

DAY 2 FULL RECORDING (Russian Translation)

DAY 2 VISUAL SUMMARY

 

 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
09 Mar 2022 Welcome and Introductions Opening Remarks
ADB CWRD
Yevgeniy Zhukov
09 Mar 2022 Strategy 2030 Operational Priority on Accelerating Progress in Gender Equality Samantha Hung, Chief of Gender Equality Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
09 Mar 2022 Gender Mainstreaming in Central and West Asia Jesper K. Petersen, Advisor and Head, Portfolio, Results, Safeguards, and Gender Unit, Central and West Asia Department
09 Mar 2022 Session 1 Presentation of “Gendered impacts of COVID-19 in Central and West Asia: Opportunities and Lessons for Gender- Responsive Public Investments" Emilia Rossi, Gender Consultant-Researcher
09 Mar 2022 Panel Discussant–Government Gulnora Marufova, Senator of the Parliament, Republic of Uzbekistan
09 Mar 2022 Panel Discussant–Civil Society Zulfia Kochorbaeva Executive Director, Agency for Social Technologies
09 Mar 2022 Panel Discussant–Private Sector Shahla Ismayil, Founder and Director, Gender Port
09 Mar 2022 Panel Discussant–Asian Development Bank Mary Alice G. Rosero, Senior Social Development (Gender) Specialist, Central and West Asia Department
09 Mar 2022 Deep-dive discussions: Post-COVID-19 responses to key challenges impairing women’s economic development Marcella Lucas, Gender Consultant-Workshop Moderator
09 Mar 2022 Summary synthesis of the panel discussion and deep-dive discussions Visual artist
09 Mar 2022 Brief overview of upcoming Day 2 Marcella Lucas, Gender Consultant-Workshop Moderator
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
10 Mar 2022 Session 2 Recap of Day 1 Deep Dive Discussions & Introduction Marcella Lucas, Gender Consultant-Workshop Moderator
10 Mar 2022 Unconscious Gender Bias in Gender-Responsive Programming and Project Implementation Jane Horan, Founder, The Horan Group
10 Mar 2022 Synthesis and Group Reflection Marcella Lucas, Gender Consultant-Workshop Moderator
10 Mar 2022 Closing Remarks
Tajikistan Resident Mission
Shanny Campbell

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