2023 ADB Gender Forum—2 Billion Changemakers: Women Leading on Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific

Venue: ADB Headquarters Auditorium in Manila, Philippines
Organizers: Asian Development Bank
Date and time
21 - 22 November 2023
08:00 am - 05:00 pm GMT+8

The 2023 Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Gender Forum: 2 Billion Changemakers—Women Leading on Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific will be held on 21–22 November in Manila, Philippines to inform, influence, and inspire action on gender equality and climate change among stakeholders in the region.

The forum is expected to attract more than 300 delegates from ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs), government agencies, development partners, the private sector, academia, civil society, the media, and women’s organizations involved in gender equality and climate change. It will serve as a platform to share and promote best practices on gender mainstreaming in climate-related initiatives, inspire innovation among participants, and advance the transformative nexus between Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) on gender equality and SDG13 on climate action.

The 2023 ADB Gender Forum presents an opportunity for partners in both the public and private sectors to showcase their thought leadership and initiatives in gender equality, climate change and other cross-cutting issues. Partners will be able to leverage this dynamic event to increase their visibility and engage directly with ADB stakeholders. The forum provides opportunities for engaging with policymakers, economists, government officials, development practitioners, gender equality and climate change experts, and ADB staff to discuss the latest gender-related developments in policies, project implementation and research, to explore how these advances can accelerate gender equality in the context of climate action in the region.