Executive Director Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
Agriculture is the cornerstone of many Asian economies with about 40% of the population depending on this sector for their livelihoods. More than half of agricultural workers are women, who could produce 20-30% more food if provided with the same level of training, seeds, inputs and finance as male farmers. This session will highlight approaches to Gender Lens Investing in Agriculture across several Asian countries. Panelists will discuss lessons learned, unexpected challenges and the importance of collaboration with the right partners.
- What is Gender Lens Investing and why is it important?
- What are the challenges and opportunities for gender lens investment in agriculture?
- How can this niche investment area reach its full potential?
Global Adviser – Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Oxfam GB Asia
Co-Founder and Global Managing Partner Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC)
Deputy Team Lead, Technical Advisory Group U.S. Agency for International Development (Asia)
President and Co-Founder Criterion Institute