Islamic Development Bank, WDO to empower women in OIC member states

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) through its regional hub in Egypt has launched the implementation of a comprehensive Technical Assistance (TA) Project for the Women Development Organization (WDO).

The project is in line with the Strategic Partnership Plan between the WDO and the IsDB that commenced one year ago. The kickoff meeting between the two parties discussed the technical and implementation plan for the upcoming project that will start by 2022 for 18 months.

Headquartered in Cairo, WDO is the newly established specialized agency of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The project aims to bolster the institutional capacity of WDO during its inception phase in order to play its key role in advancing and promoting the status of gender equality and the empowerment of women in the OIC member states.

Further, the project will boost the development of a number of strategic frameworks of the WDO including its First Four-Year Strategy (2022-2026) and its First Two Year Action Plan (2022-2024). Through this project, four thematic products and a flagship report for WDO will be created.

The project is a manifestation of the long-standing cooperation between the different entities of the system of the OIC. It is also an example of the implementation of different OIC resolutions that call for sister organizations and entities within the system to support each other and launch joint programs for the benefit of all people in OIC countries.

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