Giving Locally Elected Women Voice in Local Governance Structures: Bangladesh

Event: Gender, Voice, and Agency: Multilateral Development Bank-Sponsored Workshop

Giving Locally Elected Women Voice in Local Governance Structures: Bangladesh

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This presentation provides background information on the second Bangladesh Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project. It shares examples of women participation in project activities, and also showcases project achievements. It reflects on the challenges encountered and lessons learned.

Transforming the Family Structure into a Productive Resource for Women

Event: Gender, Voice, and Agency: Multilateral Development Bank-Sponsored Workshop

Transforming the Family Structure into a Productive Resource for Women

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Read about the Productive Families Economic Empowerment Program for Palestinian women, including its empowerment measures. The presentation also discusses the program's outcomes/achievements, key challenges, and lessons learned.

 

Gender and Land: Lessons from an Inclusive Business Model in Uganda

Event: Gender, Voice, and Agency: Multilateral Development Bank-Sponsored Workshop

Gender and Land: Lessons from an Inclusive Business Model in Uganda

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This presentation features the Vegetable Oil Development Program (VODP) as an inclusive business model for smallholder farmers in Uganda. VODP integrates proactive gender analysis at the program design stage to reap benefits for the communities.

Pilot Initiatives on Sexual Harassment on Public Transport in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Pakistan

Event: Gender, Voice, and Agency: Multilateral Development Bank-Sponsored Workshop

Pilot Initiatives on Sexual Harassment on Public Transport in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Pakistan

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This presentation describes the perils of taking public transport, particularly occurrences of sexual harassment in the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Pakistan. It also explains how people in the aforementioned countries cope with the risks.

Freedom of Movement and Safe Transport

Event: Gender, Voice, and Agency: Multilateral Development Bank-Sponsored Workshop

Freedom of Movement and Safe Transport

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Learn the importance of freedom of movement and safe transport, especially for fostering gender sensitivity. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development-supported projects in Egypt and Kazakhstan were used as case study examples in this presentation.

 

Sustainable Sanitation: How Do We Get There?

Event: 3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue

Sustainable Sanitation: How Do We Get There?

About 1.7 billion people in Asia face health hazards due to lack of proper sanitation. While multiple stakeholders across the region are taking the initiative to tackle sanitation and solid waste management, vastly increasing the coverage of wastewater revolution is needed to reach the goal of sanitation for all.

Urban Planning as the Proactive Foundation of Compact Green City

Event: Joint Internal Workshop on Urban Operational Plan

Urban Planning as the Proactive Foundation of Compact Green City

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Technology alone will not prevent global warming; hence there is a need to transform cities and effect behavior change. The urban planning experience of Seoul City in the Republic of Korea is featured as a sustainable development guide to promoting compact, transit-oriented, and eco-friendly cities. 

Smart City Management and City-to-City Collaboration

Event: Joint Internal Workshop on Urban Operational Plan

Smart City Management and City-to-City Collaboration

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Learn why smart city management in the context of the City of Yokohama in Japan moves beyond smart city technology. This presentation features the Yokohama Partnership of Resources and Technologies, the City’s international technical cooperation initiative. It also discusses how the City of Yokohama adopts creative and innovative urban solutions.

The Elephant in the Room: Political Economy Issues in ADB Work (with Examples from South Asia)

Event: Workshop on Political Economy Analysis

The Elephant in the Room: Political Economy Issues in ADB Work (with Examples from South Asia)

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Examine in detail if political economy analysis (PEA) is desirable or possible for ADB programming. Learn how PEA should be carried out through the presentation.

 

The Risk of Cascading Failures in Catastrophic Events

Event: International Insurance Seminar: In Pursuit of a More Resilient and Inclusive Insurance Sector

The Risk of Cascading Failures in Catastrophic Events

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Cascading failure is failure of individual components in a network which affects the performance of the system or connected systems. Global reinsurers have risk models to quantify this risk and help businesses and governments take proactive measures to limit the worst consequences of cascading failures.