17 September: Improving the investment climate through gender sensitive reforms in times of COVID-19

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Join us for an online event focused on how ACP states can improve their investment climate through gender sensitive reforms in times of COVID-19.


Date: 17 September 2020

Time: 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

Location: online

About the webinar

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a greater toll on women in the productive and labour force. Industries with strong women participation have been impacted more than others, creating significant disruptions, and loss of income and jobs. In other cases, when women are able to work remotely, their productivity is negatively affected and domestic violence is on the rise. Gender-sensitive reforms are key for ACP states’ economic recovery.

This online event will tackle key questions to build back better such as:

  • How ACP governments can tackle gender sensitive business environment reforms for a sustainable recovery?

  • What is the role of private sector to stop and reverse the widening gender gaps due to COVID-19?

  • How the current crisis can be an opportunity to carry out long due business environment reforms to close gender gaps.

About the ICR Facility

The ICR Facility is co-funded by the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Council (BC). It is implemented by BC, Expertise France, GIZ, and SNV.

The ICR Facility supports specific and targeted interventions at the economy-wide, sectorial and value chain level with Technical Assistance for up to 90 days based on requests. Requests can be handed in by OACPS public and private stakeholders according to the eligibility requirements. The ICR Facility offers Technical Assistance in the field of Business Environment Reform for inclusive and sustainable economic development on the basis Public-Private Dialogue.

The online event is offered by the Investment Climat Reform (ICR) Facility. After the session, there will be opportunities for stakeholders from ACP countries* to seek further one-on-one assistance through remote support.

* Members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States

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