Women face a myriad of challenges with respect to their economic and social role across the world, however, the situation is much more exacerbated in the Global South. Pakistan, in particular, has consistently ranked amongst the worst on global gender parity indexes. Engagement and dialogue on these issues between academics and practitioners has been limited giving rise to an academic-practitioner gap on these issues.
This conference brings together academics and practitioners to theorise on and understand the reasons behind the gender gap in Pakistan and discuss the success and limitations of possible interventions through a consultative session. Please follow the event page to follow the livestream and stay up to date.
Date: Tuesday, 30 March
Time: 2:45 pm (PKT)
To participate, kindly register here. Please share your questions in the comment section of the Webinar.
'Setting the Stage: The State of Financial Inclusion in Pakistan and the Road Ahead'
Speaker: Ms. Sima Kamil, Deputy Governor at State Bank of Pakistan
'Challenges to Women’s Economic Role and Efficacy of Existing Solutions', moderated by Ms. Zainab Saeed, Head of Research, Kashf Foundation.
Panelists: Dr. Hadia Majid, Associate Professor, LUMS; Mr. Mudassir Aqil, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Microfinance Bank; Dr. Maryam Mustafa, Assistant Professor, LUMS; and Ms. Roshaneh Zafar, Founder and Managing Director, Kashf Foundation.