News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

October 2020

Webinar Deliberates on Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitation in the BBIN Subregion

A webinar organized by CUTS International on 30 October 2020 deliberated the findings of the project, ‘Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitation in the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Subregion.’ The work undertaken by CUTS reveals that the absence of gender responsive trade facilitation measures helps exacerbate gender inequality.

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Tags: BBIN, Gender, Trade Facilitation, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Trade

November 2019

ADB Forum Promotes Women in South Asia Energy Industry

The Asian Development Bank cohosted a forum to promote more women practitioners in South Asia’s energy sector. The forum is second in a series for Women in Power Sector Professional Network in South Asia, which aims to support women’s participation in energy projects and promote more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

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Tags: ADB, Energy, Gender, South Asia

April 2018

Bangladesh PM: Strive for Connectivity, Invest in Youth and Women

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Asian countries should strive for connectivity and invest in youth and women to address inequality and to help stabilize the region. She was addressing Asian leaders at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London.

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Tags: Bangladesh, Gender, Connectivity

October 2014

Improving Women’s Participation in Regional Cooperation and Integration

The Validation Forum on Gender Dimensions of Regional Cooperation and Integration in South Asia, held on 28-29 October in ADB Headquarters, took stock of progress made in mainstreaming gender in multi-, regional, bilateral and country policies and legal frameworks.

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Tags: Gender, Regional Cooperation, Regional Integration, Trade

September 2014

Gender Dimensions of Regional Cooperation

The South Asia Department of Asian Development Bank (ADB) will host a validation forum on the Gender Dimensions of Regional Cooperation and Integration in South Asia, on 28-29 October 2014 at ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Results of two complementary studies (i) “Gender, Trade and Green Growth in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal” and (ii) “Gender and Safe Mobility: Promising Global and Regional Practices” will be presented.

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Tags: Gender, Regional Cooperation, South Asia