【close】Seminar “Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth: Roles of World Bank Group and JICA”


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In September 2015, with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Member States committed to a renewed and more ambitious framework for development. This agenda, with a deadline of 2030, emphasizes inclusion not just as an end in and of itself but as critical to development effectiveness.

At the center of this agenda is the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls (SDG 5). In addition to governments, the private sector is increasingly committed to reducing gaps between men and women not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes business sense.

Gender equality is also central to the World Bank Group’s own goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. No society can develop sustainably without transforming the distribution of opportunities, resources and choices for males and females so that they have equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries. Promoting gender equality is smart development policy.

This seminar will feature World Bank’s Gender Group Senior Director Caren Grown to discuss key challenges and perspectives of gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive growth, and the role played by the World Bank Group.


[Opening remarks]
Masato Miyazaki
Special Representative, Japan, World Bank

[Keynote speech]
Caren Grown
Senior Director, Gender Group, World Bank Group

Haruko Kamei
Senior Director, Office for Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction, Infrastructure and Peace Building Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Tatsufumi Yamagata
Proferssor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

[Panel discussions]
Moderator:Izumi Ohno
Director, JICA Research Institute



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Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo
TEL:03-3597-6650 E-mail:komori@worldbankgroup.org