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Central Asia: Womens Economic Empowerment Working Group on Regional Women’s Business Agenda

Group Photo of WEE Working Group

From April 24 – 26, 2023, CLDP held the Central Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEE WG) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The working group brought together WEE WG participants and Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) country leads from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan to initiate development of a Regional Women’s Business Agenda (RWBA) for Central Asia. CLDP’s WG meeting provided a platform for each country representative from the WEE WG and WAGE to build alignment and alliance with WEE regional recommendations and country level WAGE national agendas on barriers and opportunities to advance women’s participation in economic activities in Central Asia for the advancement of the RWBA. As a result of the meeting, participants achieved consensus regarding four priority topics, agreed on common methodology and action plan for the RWBA process, and solidified commitment for effective cooperation for the advancement of the RWBA. The development of the RWBA promotes Central Asia’s regional integration by supporting a unified approach for the advancement of inclusive policy reforms to improve the business enabling environment for women in the region 

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