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MAKING
CONNECTIONS

DELIVERING
RESULTS

A Community Fostering

Inclusive and Green Finance

Who We Are

We empower women-owned and led businesses in Asia and the Pacific by assisting financial institutions in providing gender-responsive and sustainable finance through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies. 

Here, you will find a diverse range of knowledge products and learning events, including:

 

Check this site for updated resources. 

This is a members-only portal that offers exclusive insights into industry knowledge. By becoming a member, you can:

  • Access tailored knowledge events and materials on climate and gender related topics

  • Download tools and toolkits related to sustainable finance

Embrace the power of knowledge, and let our portal keep you updated! 

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Spotlight: gWFX Knowledge Series for Members

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We are delighted to offer a new online knowledge series exclusively for members!


If you are already a site member, you may register here to join the webinar or scan the QR on the poster.

 

If you are not a gWFX member yet, you are welcome to sign up here as a member first and we will provide a link for webinar registration.


The gWFX Knowledge Series will cover the following topics:

  • Preparing for the Green Transition

  • Gender Finance

  • Digital Technology

The first session will be led by our sustainable finance expert, Carola Menzel, and will take place on 13 June from 1:00-2:00pm Manila time.

News and Events

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VISA’s Financial Education Modules Now Available for Free to gWFX Members

 

Interested in providing non-financial services to your clients?

Through our knowledge partnership with Visa, gWFX members can now access Visa’s Practical Business Skills and Practical Money Skills.

Practical Business Skills is built on Visa’s global expertise in financial education and offers growth-minded entrepreneur tools to help start, manage, and expand a business. With more than 50 online learning modules, the platform addresses the needs of entrepreneurs at various stages of the business lifecycle:


•  Starting a business: with tools for prospective entrepreneurs to understand and evaluate the steps involved in opening, financing, running, and marketing a company.
  Managing a business: with information on day-to-day business management, including templates for financial and cash flows analysis, and resources to promote sales.
Building and growing: with tactics on how to drive businesses into a more profitable long-term success.

Target audience: Small and micro businesses

Practical Money Skills is a free financial education program that promotes good money management skills. The program includes classroom curricula, a National Football League-branded educational video game, and apps for Apple devices. The award-winning Practical Money Skills initiative was developed in partnership with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions. It features online and printed resources in English.

 

Target audience: Consumers, Educators, Parents and Students

Sign up to learn more.

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Newsletter: Seeking Solutions at the Nexus of Climate and Gender Finance

 

Read our latest newsletter that highlights inspiring examples of gender-inclusive green finance from Asia and the Pacific and features insights from Samantha Anderson from Heading for Change, a donor-advised fund that makes catalytic investments to advance gender equity and accelerate climate solutions.

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CAREC Women’s Empowerment Online Platform 

 

On 8 April, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program launched the CAREC Women’s Empowerment Online Platform (WEOP). WEOP  is a new digital space that aims to empower women in CAREC member countries (Azerbaijan, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) by providing capacity development resources, opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

 

WEOP content is available in three languages: English, Russian and Chinese. 

Technology

We support FIs in the identification and selection of cutting-edge technologies to facilitate gender-responsive and sustainable financing.

What We Do

Capacity
Building

We provide tailored knowledge solutions to enhance our partners' capacity in delivering inclusive financial services.

Funding
Opportunity

We explore funding and co-financing opportunities to support FIs  in boosting  lending to women and women's businesses.

Sustainable
Finance

We encourage and assist the implementation of sustainable finance in our partner FI's strategy, operation, products and services. 

Partners

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) is our co-financing partner. We-Fi is a collaborative partnership among 14 governments, eight multilateral development banks (MDBs), and other public and private sector stakeholders, hosted by the World Bank Group.

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The CAREC Women’s Empowerment Online Platform (WEOP) is our knowledge partner. It is a comprehensive and user-friendly digital space that aims to empower women across the region by providing capacity development resources, opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with stakeholders.

The platform is one of the initiatives under the Gender Strategy of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, a partnership of countries and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to economic growth. The CAREC member countries are Azerbaijan, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Need more details?

We are here to assist you. Contact us by email at womenfinx@adb.org or through the contact form.

We are open from 8:00AM - 5:00PM Philippine Standard Time (UTC +8).

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That is cleaner than 56% of web pages globally. 
Tested on 14 December 2023.

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