The Asia Foundation co-hosts the expert workshop on gender mainstreaming in financial sector

2021-11-18 17:07:51

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The Asia Foundation Mongolia, through its Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in Mongolia supported by the Government of Canada through Canadas’ Foreign Policy-Global Affairs Canada, co-hosted the Expert Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in the Financial Sector as part of the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum on November 17, 2021, in partnership with the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association.

Mark Koenig, the Country Representative of the Foundation, delivered opening remarks to the audience, including National Committee on Gender Equality, Bank of Mongolia, Financial Regulatory Committee, United Nation`s Development Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United Nations Children's Fund, Civil Society Organizations, Golomt Bank, Trade and Development Bank, Khan Bank, Transbank, and women entrepreneurs. Tricia Turbold, Director of Economic Empowerment Programs of the Foundation, participated in the panel discussion exploring gender inclusiveness in the Mongolian financial sector and stressed the importance of supporting women operating MSMEs in the informal sector.

The workshop’s main goal was to address the critical issue of gender equality and human rights in Mongolia’s financial sector. Following the panel, roundtable discussions took place, and participants discussed gaps and identified potential solutions to promote gender mainstreaming in Mongolia’s financial sector.

The Foundation’s Women`s Economic Empowerment project was proud to support the workshop and efforts to improve access to finance for women entrepreneurs, as it is the biggest challenge for micro and small-scale women-owned enterprises in Mongolia.


Source: The Asia Foundation Mongolia