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AVPN Conference 2017- Gender Lens Investments in Agriculture

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

(Asia/Bangkok)

Agriculture is the cornerstone of many Asian economies with about 40% of the population depending on this sector for their livelihoods. Women involved in agriculture are particularly vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation. This session during the AVPN 2017 Conference will highlight approaches to Gender Lens Investing in Agriculture across several Asian countries. Jeannette will moderate the session and the panelists will discuss lessons learned, unexpected challenges and the importance of collaboration with the right partners.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Gender Lens Investing and why is it important?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for gender lens investment in agriculture?
  • How can this niche investment area reach its full potential?

Panelists:

  • Oskar Haq, Asia Regional Financial Sector Advisor, Oxfam GB Asia
  • Parul Soni, Global Managing Partner and Co-Founder, TTC-Thinkthrough Consulting, Executive Director, WEConnect International in India
  • Kevin Martin, Deputy Team Lead, Technical Advisory Group, U.S. Agency for International Development (Asia)

Date: June 8th, Thursday, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue: President 1 and 2, Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Conference website: https://2017.avpn.asia/session/gender-lens-investments-agriculture/

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