Gender audit training program held in Delhi
ADB in collaboration with UN Women India and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, organized a 2-day workshop on "Gender Audit - Theory and Practice" on 11-12 July. ADB’s policy on gender and development supports the Government of India's objective on promoting gender equality and women empowerment. About 40 participants from the executing agencies of ADB-supported projects, the Government line ministries, UN Women, and ADB staff attended the workshop. The panelists included Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development; Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director, ADB India Resident Mission; Dr. Rebecca Tavares, Representative, UN Women India; and Ajay S. Singh, Chief of Controller, Ministry of Rural Development.
Plan International launches Partner Engagement Day
Over 50 of Plan International's Youth Employment Specialists convened on 28 June at the ADB Headquarters to discuss global issues in youth employment, education, and gender. The Partner Engagement Day also featured side meetings between Plan staff and ADB project officers to advance activities under the ADB-Plan International Partnership memorandum of understanding.
Climate change, gender integrated in Cambodia's planning process
About 90 representatives from the government, civil society, and development partners on 27-28 June in Phnom Penh discussed Cambodia's progress in integrating indicators of climate change adaptation and gender considerations in planning processes, and in ADB projects cofinanced by the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience. Senior Minister and Minister of Planning Chhay Than and the secretaries of State for Women's Affairs and for the Environment, led discussions. ADB Cambodia Resident Mission Country Director Samiuela Tukuafu in his welcome remarks emphasized ADB's proactive assistance for the government's priorities.
Asia Foundation, ADB sign MOU on knowledge partnership
The Asia Foundation Senior VP for Programs Gordon Hein and ADB VP Susantono signed a memorandum of understanding on 10 May in ADB headquarters. The Environment, Gender, Governance, and Regional Cooperation and Integration thematic groups will work closely with the Asia Foundation in areas of common interest in the region.
ADB joint seminar with the City of Yokohama on women’s leadership
Female and male leaders across Asia discussed on 5 May in Yokohama how governments, companies, and citizens together can accelerate narrowing gender gaps at the workplace, forge women's leadership, and contribute to a more vibrant, inclusive, innovative, and sustainable society in Asia. Read more in Women’s Leadership for Vibrant, Inclusive, and Sustainable Asia.
Gender equality in energy sector discussed at workshop in Bhopal
ADB India Resident Mission and South Asia Regional Department's Energy Sector Group organized a workshop on Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development on 19-20 April in Bhopal, India. About 80 senior officials from six states, including the Ministry of Power, and the Energy Department of Madhya Pradesh; and social development practitioners discussed opportunities to maximize gender equality and social inclusion considerations in the energy sector.
Menteri Sri Mulyani Indrawati kunjungi kantor pusat ADB
Menteri Keuangan Republik Indonesia dan Gubernur ADB Sri Mulyani Indrawai bertemu dengan Presiden ADB Takehiko Nakao di Kantor Pusat ADB di Manila untuk membahas peluang dan tantangan yang dihadapi Indonesia. Ibu Menteri juga berbicara di Eminent Speakers' Forum ADB dan memaparkan pandangan beliau mengenai isu-isu gender, inklusivitas, dan pengelolaan pengetahuan.
Indonesia Finance Minister visits ADB
Indonesia Finance Minister and ADB Governor Sri Mulyani Indrawati met with President Nakao and discussed Indonesia's challenges and prospects on 5 April at ADB's headquarters in Manila. She spoke at ADB's Eminent Speakers' Forum on gender, inclusivity, and knowledge management. See the photo.
Climate Investment Funds' gender working group meet in UK
Participants from multilateral development banks met at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development on 4-5 April in London to discuss new Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gender policy and action plan. ADB Technical Advisor on Gender Equity Sonomi Tanaka presented ADB's gender mainstreaming system and emerging gender equality results of the CIF portfolio.
Workshop discusses asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective
ADB Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department's (ERCD) regional dissemination workshop on 30-31 March in ADB headquarters presented the results of pilot surveys conducted by Georgia, Mongolia, and the Philippines under the technical assistance on measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective. The survey methodology piloted was developed under the UN's Evidence and Data for Gender Equality initiative, with ADB as one of the collaborating partners.