Events

Women's Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Empowerment: Moving Forward in Imperfect Markets

20 May 2015 to 22 May 2015
Bangkok
Thailand

ADB, through its Gender Equity Thematic Group, held a regional seminar on Women's Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Empowerment: Moving Forward in Imperfect Markets designed primarily for senior government officials and private sector partners associated with implementing ADB-financed loan programs in promoting women’s employment, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment. The event took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 20-22 May 2015.

The seminar is part of a series of South-South peer learning and capacity building program to promote gender and women's empowerment in ADB-supported operations. It takes place every other year.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
20 May 2015 Welcome Address Shireen Lateef
20 May 2015 Introduction of Participants Sonomi Tanaka
20 May 2015 Overview Presentation Conceptual Framework for Understanding and Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment Anne Marie Golla
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Female Labor Force Participation in Asia and the Pacific: Contributing Factors and Policy Implications
This presentation shares an overview of how Asia fares globally in terms of female labor participation and enumerates the common factors that...
Valerie Mercer-Blackman
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Women's Working Conditions and Wage Differentials in Asia and the Pacific: Trends Analysis Sukti Dasgupta
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Pathways: Moving Women Forward
This presentation discusses different pathways for women to successfully engage in formal Technical Vocational Education and Training, decent...
Belinda Smith
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Lessons Learned from the Indonesia Vocational Education Strengthening Project Agung Budi Susanto
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Kerala's Additional Skills Acquisition Program in Post-Basic Education Saleena Zubair
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Kyrgyz Republic: Policy and Regulatory Reforms to Boost Employment for Women Rafkat Hasanov
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets JobStart Philippines: Making Every Young Juan and Maria Job Ready Ruth Rodriguez
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Subhalakshmi Nandi
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets Unpaid Care Work: Time to "Recognize, Reduce, and Redistribute" Deepta Chopra
20 May 2015 Employment: Reducing Gender Disparities in Labor Markets MAS Holdings "Women Go Beyond Program" Shanaaz Preena
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Banking on Women Henriette Kolb
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Overview: Constraints to Women's Entrepreneurship
Starting up a business is particularly challenging for women around the globe. This presentation gives a snapshot of entrepreneural activities...
Betty Wilkinson
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Private Sector Development Initiative: Enabling Environment to Improve Women's Access to Finance and Mobile Banking Vijaya Nangarajan
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains A Journey from Bank of Khyber to Prime Minister's Interest Sultan Tiwana
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Bank for Social Policies Phan Cu Nhan
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Promoting Women's Entrepreneurship Development under the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Development Project Nibedita Kundu
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Women Entrepreneurship Development in Armenia Karen Gevorgyan
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Video: IDE/ Nepal: Smallholder Commercial Pocket Approach
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Using ICTs to Leverage Women's Entrepreneurship in Central Asia -- Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan
This presentation tackles the current environment for Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) for womens' entrepreneurship development...
Shanny Campbell
21 May 2015 Entrepreneurship: Leveling the Playing Field in Financial Markets, Business Development Support, and Value Chains Overview: Building Gender and Inclusive Value Chains Sarah Mills
21 May 2015 Panel Discussion High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement
This presentation shares details of the Asian Development Bank project, High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement in Nepal...
Arun Rana
21 May 2015 Panel Discussion Handmade in Bangladesh - BRAC Enterprises: Aarong Tanvir Hossain
21 May 2015 Panel Discussion Cocal Cola: 5by20 Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative Jackie Duff
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? The Social Institutions and Gender Index Keiko Nowacka
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? Finding Pathways to Empowerment Research Maheen Sultan
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? Change and Continuity in Social Norms and Practices Around Marriage and Education Anita Chimere
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? Son Preference and Child Marriage in Asia Shobhana Boyle
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? Self Employed Women's Association: A Collective Voice of Women
Women in the informal sector are vulnerable, posing threat on their income security, food security, and social security. The Self Employed...
Shruti Gonsalves
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? Gender-Responsive Laws, Policies, and Activism for Women's Empowerment
Pakistan ended on the second to the last spot in the World Economic Forum's 2014 Global Gender Gap Index. But victories have been observed in...
Attiya Inayatullah
22 May 2015 Empowerment: Is Economic Empowerment Enough for Women's Empowerment? Forward Looking Agenda for Women's Empowerment Roberta Clarke
22 May 2015 Closing Session Synthesis of Presentations and Discussions Sonomi Tanaka
22 May 2015 Closing Session Evaluation

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