2022 Gender Summit of the MDB Working Group on Gender

16 – 19 May 2022
Summit: European Investment Bank; Islamic Development Bank Day 2: EBRD

The European Investment Bank and Islamic Development Bank are co-hosting the 2022 Gender Summit of the Multilateral Development Banks Working Group on Gender.

The theme is “Building back better: advancing gender equality for a more resilient future”.

The three-day summit will focus on a different topic each day, namely the care economy, climate action and digitalisation.

The EBRD is organising Day 2 of the summit on 18 May with the theme “Gender equality and climate action nexus”. There will be a panel session entitled “Inequality and external shocks: creating opportunities and building resilience”, along with two further sessions: “Beyond barriers: women’s access to climate finance” and “Building back better: green skills and new employment opportunities” led by the Caribbean Development Bank and the African Development Bank, respectively.

The three-day event will take place in a hybrid format under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, and the National Council for Women, and paves the way for COP27 hosted by Egypt later this year.