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8 January 2024

Addressing Asia and the Pacific's urgent need for affordable, green housing is vital for women's resilience and sustainable development. It requires inclusive policies, awareness, gender-sensitive financing, and technology-enhanced access to financing.

Read our latest blog:

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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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Consulting Opportunities: We are looking for Capacity Building Firm and Transition Finance Study Firm!

 

Capacity Building Firm:

The Women’s Finance Exchange (gWFX) is looking for an international consulting firm to oversee the implementation of the Women Entrepreneurs: Data Advancing Transformative Access to Finance (WE DATA) initiative in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Fiji. 

WE DATA will focus on building the business case for female-focused investments by providing financial institutions with targeted training. The selected firm will conduct a training needs assessment, design and deliver a dedicated gender-responsive training program and provide a platform for peer to peer learning across the countries. Topics may include but are not limited to: gender finance; green finance; using sex-disaggregated data for analysis; and the role of financial technology in advancing women entrepreneurs’ access to green finance. Apply here.

Transition Finance Study Firm:

 

We are looking for an international consulting firm to conduct a transition finance study in India. ADB and a partner development finance institution are collaborating to catalyze gender-responsive transition finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The selected firm will use the assessment findings to develop a practical guide for financial institutions on providing transition finance for MSMEs incorporating a gender lens. The engagement period will be approximately 6 months. Apply here.

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New brief: Women Business Owners Present Green Growth Potential for Financial Institutions in Pakistan

Our latest brief highlights women’s greater proclivity for taking climate action, considers Pakistan’s progress toward building an enabling environment, and explains why unlocking women's access to finance can contribute to a rise in greener economic growth. Read more here.

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gWFX Lead Gender Finance Expert Receives ADB Shireen Lateef Gender Equality Award for Gender Bond Brief 

Joanna Romero, gWFX Lead Gender Finance Expert, was awarded the Shireen Lateef Gender Equality Award, together with Gisela Garzon de la Roza, for Best Gender Knowledge Product for the ADB Brief on Gender Bonds in Asia and the Pacific – Gender Bonds: From Incidental to Center Stage. The brief was recognized for promoting the importance of gender bonds as the next frontier in sustainable finance to create long-term impact on women’s economic empowerment and the broader gender equality objectives. The Shireen Lateef Gender Equality Operations Awards are given annually to teams and individuals at ADB who have contributed significantly to advancing ADB’s gender equality work.  (photo grabbed from ADB Gender LinkedIn.)

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ADB Fintech Innovation Challenge: Leveraging AI for MSMEs in Thailand

[DEADLINE OF APPLICATION EXTENDED]
 

Share your AI-powered toolbox solutions to empower micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Thailand to grow their businesses and thrive.

What we are looking for:
The toolbox should include financial management tools, automating tasks like expense tracking, cash flow forecasting and financial reporting. We are also looking for cust
omer relationship management elements and credit scoring capabilities. These services will free up businesses’ time to focus on growth.

Join our challenge and provide your AI-powered toolbox to make a real impact for small businesses in Thailand!

APPLY NOW: challenge
s.adb.org/LeveragingAI


Deadline of application: 15 April 2024
 

Selected solutions will have the opportunity to receive US$75,000 in seed funding towards evolving the solution to the bank's needs. The finalists and other participating solution providers will be part of ADB's technology solutions portfolio.

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. 

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We held a “Spotlight on Gender-Inclusive Green Finance” event at ADB’s Gender Forum on 22 November, sharing global trends and discussing how to catalyze and scale up gender inclusive green finance in Asia and the Pacific. The event was introduced by ADB’s Director General of the Private Sector Operations Department, Suzanne Gaboury. Speakers highlighted key insights from innovative projects at the intersection of green and gender. The event was attended by over 400 participants from 70 countries, including representatives of government agencies, the private sector, academia and civil society.  Visit ADB Gender Forum's event website for more information. See our session's photos here. 

What We Do

Technology

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

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. 

Partner

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.

Need more details?

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

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