The First SADC Gender Workshop Report

The First SADC Gender Workshop Report
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SADC Secretariat, SADC Banking Association, FinMark Trust, FSD Mozambique, FSD Tanzania, FSD Zambia and Graça Machel Trust convened a 2-day SADC regional gender workshop which brought together key stakeholders in the women’s financial inclusion agenda including financial sector regulators, ministries of gender/women’s affairs, ministries of finance, private sector, development partners, gender and financial inclusion experts to promote women’s financial inclusion.

The third annual SADC Financial Inclusion Forum, which was held in July 2018, and attended by regional stakeholders comprising regulators, central banks, financial service providers to name a few, confirmed the urgent need for a regional strategy to support Gender. It was agreed that a regional workshop to comprehensively deal with factors and barriers to women financial inclusion and articulate these findings needed to be convened.

The aim of the regional gender workshop was to promote women’s financial inclusion by strengthening the institutional capacity of SADC member states to effectively apply a gender lens to strategic planning and evaluation of programs/projects.