The IORA-UN Women Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim project was implemented over a period of three years (2018-2021) with the support of the Australian Government and built on an earlier IORA-UN Women-IORA project supported by Australia, which produced a baseline study of women’s economic participation in 2015 and an interactive infographic in 2017. Over 2018-2021 the partnership involved research and capacity building:
The project supported substantive research to help fill the gaps concerning women’s economic empowerment in the region:
The project also conducted capacity-building activities virtually (by webinar) and in person in the region, to foster enabling environments for women’s economic empowerment. The focus has been encouraging IORA-wide adoption and implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), with a particular focus on providing advice, networking and support to women entrepreneurs to respond the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more about the activities, their outcomes or to view the recordings, please click on the links below.
Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
Fisheries and Blue Economy
Gender Responsive Procurement