Panafrican News Agency

EBRD, UN Women host high-level virtual round-table on gender approaches for inclusive recovery

London, UK (PANA) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and UN Women are holding a high-level virtual round-table to discuss concrete recommendations on how to “build back better” for women and girls.

EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will co-host the event and will be joined by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.

The event will bring together government leaders, policymakers, private sector participants, and development partners and practitioners. .

Nisha Pillai, former BBC World News anchor, will moderate the event. Panellists will explore opportunities for closer cooperation between financing and development institutions and policymakers to achieve greater impact.

As the effect of the pandemic on women and men is both extensive and specific, with women being disproportionately affected, global partners have a unique opportunity to rebuild more efficiently, according to the announcement issued Friday by the EBRD.

“Post-Covid-19 policies that promote and diversify growth can ensure women’s participation in the economy and address income inequalities,” the Bank said.

“Enhanced economic growth that is more efficient and sustainable can be achieved by addressing gender-specific issues through stimulus packages and by incorporating successful gender approaches into the recovery phase to create ensure long-term economic resilience,” it added.

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