UNCDF and Bank of Ghana collaborate to promote Digital Financial Services for women in Ghana

  • March 01, 2022

  • Accra, Ghana

For more information, please contact:

Clara Arthur
DFS Expert Policy and Ecosystem, UNCDF

Arianna Gasparri
Technical Specialist, UNCDF


To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, the Bank of Ghana and UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) are convening an executive meeting with key women leaders from the Digital Ecosystem on the theme “Women as Builders of Digital Economies in Ghana: a call to action to close the gender gap on access and usage of digital financial services (DFS) in Ghana.”

The empowerment of women and girls in all aspects of life is critical to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) and serves as a catalyst to accelerate the overall 2030 Agenda. Women’s economic empowerment plays a key role and represent a game changer to build economies that leave no one behind.

The Bank of Ghana and UNCDF are equally committed to reaching financial equality for women to unleash their potential as drivers of inclusive economies. This year the Bank of Ghana and UNCDF are partnering to celebrate the IWD 2022 and take action to accelerate the uptake and usage of digital financial services by women in Ghana.

The event on 8 March at 8 GMT+0 will be opened by the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mrs Elsie Addo Awadzi, an advocate for women digital inclusion. The discussion will include supporters of women empowerment from the public and private sector who will discuss how to overcome the key challenges women face in Ghana when accessing and using digital financial services.

UNCDF will also share learnings and best practices on how Ghana can adopt an ecosystem approach for women economic empowerment from the Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) Project funded by the European Union. Thanks to the EU support, UNCDF has reached thousands of women in the Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana with a full range of digital financial services, ranging from savings, loans as well as remittance services and financial literacy, finally contributing to bridge the gender gap.

The event will close with a call to action to promote women as drivers of change for an inclusive digital economy in Ghana. The event will be live stream on key social media platforms:

Join us on Tuesday 8 March at 8GMT for this live event on Facebook @UNCDF or @thebankofghana

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