CGEP's Women in Energy program, SIPA's Economic and Political Development concentration, Energy and Environment concentration, and Gender and Public Policy specialization hosted a dialogue with staff from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss how ADB adopts gender mainstreaming as the key strategy for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in their South Asia energy projects.
- Dr. Reihana Mohideen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne & Senior Consultant, Asian Development Bank
The event included a formal presentation by the speakers followed by an audience Q&A session.
The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
ADB's Gender and Development Efforts
ADB is recognized as a pioneer among multilateral development banks for integrating gender equality into the design of its projects.
ADB’s Policy on Gender and Development (GAD) is the guiding framework for gender and development activities. The Policy adopts gender mainstreaming as the key strategy for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment across the full range of ADB operations—from country partnership strategies to the design and implementation of gender-inclusive projects and programs.