Elsie Addo Awadzi: Integrating gender considerations into Covid-19 policy solutions

Closing remarks by Ms Elsie Addo Awadzi, Second Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana, at the AFI-BO webinar on "Integrating gender considerations into Covid-19 policy solutions", 14 September 2020.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
24 September 2020

Fellow Governors and Deputy Governors of the AFI Network

AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig, and AFI Management and Staff Members of the AFI Network

Invited guests

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have the honour of delivering the closing remarks for what has been a most remarkable and insightful webinar. I believe this webinar has done what it sought to do, by providing a platform for sharing experiences and lessons learnt in the pandemic response so far and helping to chart a way forward towards more gender-inclusive measures to spur economic recovery efforts.

At the beginning of this webinar, we heard remarks from Governor Ernest Addison and Dr. Hannig that were thought-provoking, and which laid a perfect foundation for the stimulating discussions that ensued. The plenary sessions and breakout group discussions effectively addressed issues pertaining to the five key pillars of (i) Women, Regulation, and Regulatory Institutions; (ii) Women's Participation in Business and in the Job Market; 3 (iii) Women and Social Protection; (iv) Women and Access to Financial Services including DFS; and (iv) Women and Consumer Protection.