Women Participation in the Digital Economy: Improving Access to Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Across ASEAN
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has recently released a discussion paper and a policy brief on the participation of women in the digital economy across ASEAN. The issue of equal participation in the digital economy is particularly important for the ASEAN region, one of the fastest-growing digital economies in the world, whose growth has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a growing proportion of our daily activities moving online, equal access to digital technology and participation in online professional activities is key to an inclusive post-pandemic recovery, as recently highlighted in the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF). And equal access means the same opportunities to compete, thrive and access leadership positions.
To discuss, debate and disseminate the findings of these two recent publications, ERIA is organizing two dissemination events to take place on the 13th and the 15th of April 2021. The preliminary agenda of the events are detailed below. The target audience for the event is composed by regional policymakers, business sector representatives, analysts in think tanks and academia.
Date and Time:
DAY 1: 13 April 2021, 1 PM to 2 PM Jakarta Time (UTC+7)
DAY 2: 15 April 2021, 1 PM to 2.30 PM Jakarta Time (UTC+7)
Online (link to the meeting room to be provided after registration)