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Mainstreaming gender lens investing

27 October 2021 4:00 pm
27 October 2021 5:15 pm

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On Wednesday, October 27th, ECDPM’s Pamella Ahairwe, acted as a speaker at the webinar ‘Mainstreaming gender lens investing’.  This session is the fifth in a series organised by DAI and ECDPM.

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According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an additional 47 million women and girls will be pushed into extreme poverty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Indeed, the pandemic disproportionately affects women and girls in developing countries, with higher infection rates, loss of livelihood opportunities, and overindebtedness. Mainstreaming gender smart investment is one of the responses of the development community to mobilise public and private funding and provide women with improved access to leadership opportunities, quality employment, finance, enterprise support and products and services that enhance economic participation and access. This panel discussed innovative and practical approaches and policies to support the mainstreaming of gender smart investing.


Milagros Jiménez Sánchez, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission
Sana Kapadia,
Gender-Smart Investing Specialist
Lindeka Dzedze,
Executive Head Institutional Clients, Global Markets, Standard Bank Group
Pamella Ahairwe,
Policy Officer Trade, Investment and Finance, European Centre for Development Policy Management, ECDPM


Katja Silva Leander, Director, Development Finance and Investment, DAI