More Development Banks Rally Around the Common Ambition to Accelerate the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls

The FiCS Gender Coalition is pleased to announce that they have increased the number of total signatories to the Paris Development Banks Statement on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment to 44 institutions. 

The new signatories are:

Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Among the goals of the Statement, public development banks (PDBs) aspire to increase and/or re-orient funding towards gender equality, develop an institutional gender equality strategy, and better align gender equality with their climate and biodiversity commitments. 

The full Statement and list of committed PDBs and networks can be found here.


Cartagena has a tropical, warm and humid climate, with average temperatures between 28°C and 32°C.​

The dress code for the Summit is business casual (no tie). We suggest the use of fresh and light fabrics.

4-6 SEPTEMBER 2023