Financial Services Access and Agency for Women and Girls: Bangladesh Country Assessment Workshop

  • April 29, 2019

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • What:

    Bangladesh Country Assessment Workshop

  • When:

    13 November 2017,

    9:00am - 1:00pm

    Local time

  • Where:

    Windy Town
    Bangabandhu International
    Conference Center
    Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Who:

    UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

© Dalberg Global Advisors

You are invited to join us for an informative and participatory workshop that will reveal key insights regarding financial access and agency issues of women’s and girls’ as they affect their economic empowerment.

The aim of this workshop is share and validate Bangladesh country assessment findings and insights on the key constraints and enablers of women’s and girls’ access to, usage of and control over finance across supply, demand and the enabling environment, as well as the cross-cutting socio-cultural context. Participants will also have an opportunity to reflect on the prioritized recommendations and potential partnerships to implement those recommendations.

Country insights emerged using UNCDF’s “Country Assessment Toolkit on Access and Agency of Women and Girls” developed with the assistance of Dalberg Development Advisors and with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SIDA, and other funders.

The results of the discussions will be used to contribute to the final design of UNCDF’s gender strategy in Bangladesh to be implemented in Bangladesh beginning in 2018. It will also inform UNCDF’s global strategy, “Participation of Women in the Economy Realized (PoWER), which will support implementation in Bangladesh and other selected countries.

See below for the workshop agenda and further details to confirm attendance.

We look forward to your participation!

Workshop Objectives

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has developed a global strategy on women’s economic empowerment, the Participation of Women in the Economy Realized (PoWER) and a comprehensive country assessment toolkit to support the implementation of the strategy. The aim of this workshop is to share and validate the Bangladesh country assessment findings and insights on the key constraints and enablers of women’s and girls’ access to, usage of and control over finance across the supply, demand and the enabling environment key spheres of influence and the cross-cutting socio-cultural context. Participants will also have an opportunity to reflect on the prioritized recommendations and potential partnerships to implement those recommendations.

Workshop participants

40-50 participants from multiple stakeholder groups including financial service providers, mobile money providers, and other private sector players, including business associations; policymakers, regulators, and line ministries; civil society organizations working on gender, youth, and empowerment issues; financial inclusion and gender researchers; and bilateral and multilateral development agencies.

Date and Time

Monday 13 November 2017

  • Registration and coffee from 9:00 am.
  • Workshop to begin at 9:30 am.

Location

Windy Town Bangabandhu International Conference Center
Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar
Dhaka - 1207, Bangladesh.

Agenda

Time

Item

9 am

Registration

9:30 am

Welcome and overview
Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Programme Manager, SHIFT SAARC & SHIFT ASEAN

9:40 am

Introduction to the PoWER Strategy
Henri Dommel, Director Inclusive Finance, UNCDF

10 am

Speech from Chief Guest
S. K. Sur Chowdhury, Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank

10:15 am

Country Assessment findings followed by Q&A
Kiran Willmot, Dalberg Global Advisors

11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am

Prioritisation of constraints to women’s and girls’ financial inclusion

11:50 am

Discussions on prioritizing UNCDF recommendations to address each of the identified constraints

12:10 pm

Plenary feedback on the results of subgroup discussions

12:45 pm

Closing remarks
Henri Dommel, Director Inclusive Finance UNCDF

1 pm

Lunch

For further information, please contact:


Mr. Galib Azim

galib.azim@uncdf.org

Financial Services Access and Agency for Women and Girls: Bangladesh Country Assessment Workshop

13 Nov 2017 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm

Bangladesh Country Assessment Workshop