Agenda In-Brief

Forum Agenda


Monday, May 22: Pre-Forum Events

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Floor 6
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Operationalizing Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework in a Multi-Country Context (MDF) | Connections 1 

Gender and Digital Financial Inclusion: What are the Gaps in Our Knowledge? (ICRW) | Banglampoo 


Tuesday, May 23: Day One

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Registration Continued Floor 6
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome to the Conference | Watergate Ballroom 
9:10 AM – 9:50 AM Opening Key Note by Prof. Naila Kabeer – Women’s Economic versus Non-Economic Empowerment: Is it a False Dichotomy? | Watergate Ballroom 
9:50 AM – 11:05 AM Donor Viewpoints: Promoting Gender Responsiveness and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Private Sector Development Policy and Practice | Watergate Ballroom 
11:05 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Break
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Peer Learning Sessions (1-6)

‘One Size Doesn’t Fit All’ – The Paradigm Shift | Connections 1 

Problem or Opportunity: Migration’s Impact on Women and Family Farms | Connections 2

Shaping Futures: Approaches and Experiences with Building Girls’ Skills for Employability in India Room C

Leveraging Economic Opportunities for Disadvantaged Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and Latin America | Room A 

Advancing Knowledge about Women’s Financial Needs and Potentiality in Central-America | Room B 

Social Norms: Overcoming Barriers for Transformational Change in Women’s Financial Inclusion | Banglampoo 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch Amari Restaurant 
2:30 PM – 4:15 PM Peer Learning Sessions (7-12)

Connecting WEE, Gender Equity, and Well-being: Women’s Empowerment through Collectives in India | Banglampoo 

Unraveling Inequalities: Men’s Role in Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture | Room C 

Towards Transformational Change: Upgrading Women’s Roles within Agricultural Value Chains | Connections 1 

Leering, Sexting, Groping: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Garment Sector | Connections 2

Evidence-Based Design for Access and Agency of Women and Girls | Room B 

Bridging Gaps & Challenges in Women’s Financial Inclusion – The Philippine Experience | Room A 

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 24: Day Two

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Registration Continued | Floor 6 
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Enabling Environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment- Policy Perspectives and Strategies Watergate Ballroom
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Tech Talks: Women’s Economic Empowerment through Innovation & Technology | Watergate Ballroom 
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Networking Break
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Peer Learning Sessions (13-18)

Women, Nutrition, and Livestock: Overcoming Social Barriers to Engagement | Room A 

Identifying Levers of Empowerment in Agriculture: Lessons from Africa and Asia | Room B 

Accounting for Care: WEE Policies and Programs Under the Spotlight | Connections 1 

Strengthening Opportunities for Women in Nontraditional Sectors: Applying Theory to Practice | Connections 2 

Using ‘Big’ data to Strengthen Customer Journeys for Women, Benefiting Financial Service Providers and Regulators | Banglampoo 

Different Perspectives, Shared Goal: Accelerating Women’s Financial Inclusion in Africa | Room C

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch & Networking with Tech Talk Speakers | Amari Restaurant 
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Oxford-Style Debate: Market Programming for Economic Growth Should Address Women’s Unpaid Care Work | Watergate Ballroom 
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Networking Break
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Peer Learning Sessions (19-24)

Fostering Women’s Economic Empowerment for Resilience in Last Mile Pastoralist Communities | Connections 1 

Systems Change for Women’s Economic Empowerment. How to Work with Companies | Room C 

Building Entrepreneurship: Private Sector-led Access to Technology, Inputs, and Markets | Room A 

More than Persistence: What Does it Take to Become a Successful Entrepreneur? | Connections 2 

A Debate: Closing the DFS Gender Gap | Banglampoo 

Financial Inclusion for Women Facing IPV- What works? What doesn’t? | Room B 


Thursday, May 25: Day Three

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM SEEP Network WEE Working Group Meeting | Watergate Ballroom 
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Networking Break
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM SEEP Network WEE Working Group Meeting  (Continued) | Watergate Ballroom 
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break
 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Industry Initiatives:

HERproject at 10: Empowering Women in Global Supply Chains | Bangluang 

UNCDF PoWER Launch | Room A 

Care Work and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Strategies from Burden to Boon | Connections 2

Shifting Social Norms at Scale | Connections 1 

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM UN High-Level Panel Luncheon & Closing Remarks | Watergate Ballroom 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Women’s Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, CGAP Room A
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Rapid Care Analysis for Markets Programs (Oxfam) | Connections 1 

Mapping the Gender Gap in Digital Financial Services Using a Gendered Customer Journey Approach (GSMA) | Connections 2

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Networking Break
4:15 PM – 5:45 PM Trainings (Continued)
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