Events

Conference on Gender in Urban Governance and Transport

9
24 April 2018 to 25 April 2018

The purpose of the Conference is to:

  • Give participants concrete examples of tools and strategies that are being used in different settings to mainstream gender into urban governance and planning, and initiate thinking on what more could be done in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
  • Highlight the important contribution women make to the urban economy, and identify ways in which urban planners and services providers can enhance this, with specific reference to meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs
  • Increase the awareness of differences in travel behaviors between men and women; why this is important in urban transport planning; and discuss practical ways to make transport inclusive and responsive to the needs of diverse urban population 
  • Broaden the understanding of the factors that limit women’s participation in the transport sector and provide practical examples of strategies that can be taken to increase this.
Venue: 
Tbilisi
Georgia
ADB Organizer: 
Central and West Asia Department,
Gender Equity Thematic Group
Partner Organization: 
City Government of Tbilisi
Topics: 
Gender Equity,
Governance and Public Sector Management,
Social Development and Protection,
Transport,
Urban Development
https://k-learn.adb.org/sites/default/files/course/2018/Agenda%20-%20April%2020.pdf
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Apr 2018 Session 1: Opening Welcome Address Hon. Maia Bitadze, Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi; Yesim Elhan-Kayalar, Country Director, Georgia Resident Mission; and Hon. Maya Tskitishvili, Minister, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Government of Georgia
24 Apr 2018 Session 2: Keynote Address History and experience of mainstreaming gender into urban planning and transport in the City of Vienna Eva Kail, Gender Planning Expert, Executive Group for Construction and Technology, City of Vienna
24 Apr 2018 Session 3: Gender in urban planning and governance How gender budgeting contributes to urban planning
The presentation includes discussion on: (i) the importance of taking gender into consideration in urban planning; (ii) an overview of the...
Ermira Lubani
24 Apr 2018 Session 3: Gender in urban planning and governance ADB project examples of involving women in urban planning and governance: Urban Governance Infrastructure Improvement Project in Bangladesh
The presentation describes how an urban development project (Urban Governance and Infrastructure Project)—supported and financed by ADB—is...
Mary Alice Rosero
24 Apr 2018 Session 3: Gender in urban planning and governance ADB project examples of involving women in urban planning and governance: Livable Cities—Integrated Urban Action Plans for Balanced Regional Development, Georgia
The presentation discusses various entry points for gender issues as an integral part of inclusive planning of urban development projects...
Ramola Naik-Singru
24 Apr 2018 Session 3: Gender in urban planning and governance Gender Challenges and Opportunities for Tbilisi City Hall
The presentation discusses the integration of gender quality issues in Tbilisi City Hall's priorities, legislations, governance structure...
Nino Burdzenidze
24 Apr 2018 Session 4: Women in the urban economy Financing small and medium women businesses Lika Tavartkiladze, Head, Non-Credit and Non-Financial Service Development, Bank of Georgia
24 Apr 2018 Session 4: Women in the urban economy Women in Business in Armenia
The presentation contains an overview of GIZ programs that are focused on meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs in Armenia.
Margarita Hakobjanyan
24 Apr 2018 Session 4: Women in the urban economy Developing women’s SMEs in cities
The presentation includes an overview of the women-focused targeted approach to promoting SME development of SME DNC.  This includes...
Marianna Petrosyan
24 Apr 2018 Session 4: Women in the urban economy Meeting needs of women entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan
The presentation includes: (i) an introduction of the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association and its work towards advancing the microfinance...
Zhala Hajiyeva
24 Apr 2018 Session 5: Gender in urban transport planning Trends in global travel behaviors, indicators, and their use in urban transport planning in Indian cities
The presentation includes discussion on: (i) an overview of the work being done by ITDP, particularly in the area of sustainable and equitable...
Sonal Shah
24 Apr 2018 Session 5: Gender in urban transport planning Safety and Public Transportation
The presentation is a two-city analysis (Baku and Tbilisi) of the incidence and impacts of sexual harassment in public transport. It also...
Ketevan Chkheidze
24 Apr 2018 Session 5: Gender in urban transport planning Planning for inclusive urban transport Frances McAndrew, Lead for Diversity and Inclusion, Transport for London
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Apr 2018 Session 6: Women’s employment in the transport sector Supporting women employed in the transport sector through international networks
The presentation includes  reflections on the speaker's personal leadership journey in the public sector including as Chairperson of...
Nasreen Haque
25 Apr 2018 Session 6: Women’s employment in the transport sector Tbilisi Transport Company’s actions to give equal opportunities to women
The presentation discusses gender equality improvement program implemented by the Tbilisi Transportation Company, including an overview of...
Irma Arevadze
25 Apr 2018 Session 6: Women’s employment in the transport sector Facilitating women’s employment in the transport sector
The presentation covers the following: (i) the World Bank Group's Gender Strategy 2016-2023; (ii) barriers to women's employment in the transport...
Nato Kurshitashvili
25 Apr 2018 Session 7: Gender in urban and transport planning Breakout Session Chair: Gillian Brown, Principal Gender and Urban Planning Specialist (Consultant), and Team Leader for ADB’s Future Cities, Future Women Initiative, ADB
25 Apr 2018 Session 7: Gender in urban and transport planning Plenary Presentation Chair: Gillian Brown, Principal Gender and Urban Planning Specialist (Consultant), and Team Leader for ADB’s Future Cities, Future Women Initiative, ADB
25 Apr 2018 Session 8: Closing Session Message of Appreciation and Closing Remarks Ms. Sonomi Tanaka, Chief of Gender Equity Thematic Group, ADB; Ms. Marika Darchia, Vice Chair, Tbilisi City Assembly; Ms. Nino Burdzenidze, Gender Advisor to Mayor, Tbilisi City Hall