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International Women's Day 2022 - Webinar

International Women's Day 2022

Webinar: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

The CFC Secretariat joined the celebrations on International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March 2022, seeking to establish an annual tradition for the day. At CFC, we find it important to mark this global celebration with a focus on the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievement of women to underpin our commitment to action to #BreakTheBias for accelerating women’s equality.

The event took place virtually around the keynote speech of an inspirational female leader to address the CFC team and discuss modalities on how to place gender mainstreaming at the heart of the development agenda.

The keynote speaker was H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, President of the UN‐Women Executive Board and Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York.

Dr. Nasrin Sultana, Associate, KIT (The Royal Tropical Institute), gave a presentation focusing on the importance of gender lens approach to development financing, while Ms. Sonja Timmer, Project Manager of CFC, spoke about CFC’s approach to gender lens investing and the contribution of women in farming and the commodity value chain.