Bangkok, 7 September 2022 (TDI): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) and High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy (HLPDWE) took place on Wednesday. Its purpose was to promote women’s empowerment in the digital era.

Agenda of the Forum

Thailand’s Deputy Government Spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana stated, that Thailand as host of APEC 2022, is slated to chair the WEF and the HLPDWE on September 7 in Bangkok.

The agenda of the forum was to advance the post-pandemic economic empowerment of women in the digital era. Additionally, the Bio-Circular Green economy model (BCG) is under implementation to promote balanced and inclusive growth in APEC countries.

The economic model also integrates three mainstream approaches to sustainability for a more holistic and balanced approach to advancing our economic, environmental, and social goals.

The members of APEC recognize the full potential of women’s contributions to the Asia-Pacific economy. As a result, women’s economic empowerment and the greater inclusion of women in the regional economy are high on APEC’s agenda.

Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) is to advance the economic integration of women in the APEC region. This ensures the benefit of all members and coordinates gender activities across other APEC working groups.

The forum emphasizes implementations and efforts under the “La Serena Roadmap for Women and Inclusive Growth. The deputy government spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana encouraged Thai women and women’s associations to participate in hosting the event to promote female economic empowerment.

About APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum that was established in 1989. The organization focuses on the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific.

APEC consists of 21 member countries. Its cooperative process is predominantly concerned with trade and economic issues. Moreover, the members engage with one another as economic entities.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation projects provide digital skills training for rural communities and help indigenous women export their products abroad.