Gender and crisis recovery: building back better

  • 25 Jun 2020
  • Online
  • EBRD, Women 20
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Women20 are organising a Webinar on “Gender and Crisis Recovery: Building Back Better” on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 13:00 UK time. 

The Webinar aims to explore some of the emerging evidence around gender-differentiated market transition and the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

EBRD President, Sir Suma Chakrabarti and W20 Chair Dr Thoraya Obaid will address the participants before opening the floor to a panel moderated by EBRD Managing Director for Policy and Governance, Mattia Romani.

The panellists will highlight key policy recommendations relevant to the G20, policy makers, and the private sector, to ensure that future recovery measures are gender responsive.

The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed an unprecedented global economic, health and social crisis. Economies across the regions of the EBRD are currently estimated to contract on average by 3.5 per cent this year. 

The crisis risks reversing the gains made to enhance gender equality over the past decades, with women disproportionately affected due to their representation in sectors hard hit by lockdown policies, likelihood to be in lower paid or less well-protected jobs, as well as the increased time spent on care duties.

The recovery policies embraced today are likely to have enduring effects on the structure of our economies and societies for many years to come.

You are invited to join the EBRD and Women20 to this timely discussion.


Introduction by Dr Mattia Romani, Managing Director of Economics, Policy and Governance, EBRD

Welcoming remarks by Dr Thoraya Obaid, W20 Chairperson

Keynote Speaker by Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President EBRD

Discussion moderated by Dr Mattia Romani with high-level panelists:

  • Madina Abylkasymova, Governor of the Kazakh Agency for Regulation and Development of Financial Market
  • Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation of Egypt
  • Anila Denaj, Minister of Economy & Finance of Albania

Q&A from participants, moderated by Salma Alrashid, W20 Sherpa

Closing Reflections by Sir Suma Chakrabarti

Closing remarks by Dr Thoraya Obaid


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