ADB Celebrates Gender Month 2018 | Asian Development Bank

ADB Celebrates Gender Month 2018

Event | 8 - 16 March 2018 ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines


ADB will hold two high-level events throughout the month of March reaffirming its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment. ADB will be celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March.


The two events will:

  • showcase the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment for sustainable development;
  • highlight ADB’s institutional commitment to gender mainstreaming and promoting women’s voice and agency; and
  • demonstrate the benefits of gender mainstreaming to greater operational effectiveness and key ADB Gender Policy.

Target participants

ADB Management and staff, as well as external participants (by invitation) from the academe, government and civil society

Resource speakers

  • Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, 8 March
  • Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former UNDP Administrator, 16 March


While attendance to the event is free, ADB does not cover travel and accommodation expenses of participants.