Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 / Trend A.Badalova /
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) will launch a new project "Promotion of gender equality in the financial sector in Azerbaijan" with a workshop entitled: "Gender balance: best practices in Azerbaijan and abroad", EBRD reported on Wednesday.
According to th report, the purpose of this workshop, which will take place on Sept.20 is to present the main objectives and activities of the project to participating financial institutions and use global and local best practices to highlight the potential for attaining human, social and economic development goals by working on gender equality both within the staff and client portfolio of financial institutions.
The project will be implemented by the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, a leading banking, training and consultancy institute based in Frankfurt, Germany, together with the Azerbaijan Micro-Finance Association (AMFA), based in Baku.
Seminar will be attended by around 40 participants, which will discuss gender issues including improving access to finance for women owned women managed businesses through the financial institutions of Azerbaijan, promoting gender equality within institutions and partnership with government and non government organisations to promote equality in the sector.
The list of participants includes the representatives of project partner institutions, commercial banks and non bank financial institutions, as well as key stakeholders in the sector engaged in gender equality issues.