ECLAC invites the launch of the book “Gender gaps in global value chains in Latin America and the Caribbean: new and old challenges in a scenario of uncertainty”
The event will bring together government authorities, specialists on gender and trade from ECLAC and academia, and representatives of cooperation agencies to exchange reflections and proposals in order to close the gender gaps in global chains and will take place on 30 May at ECLAC with connection via zoom.
Global Value Chains (GVC) are a fundamental part of international trade. However, in Latin America and the Caribbean there are gender gaps in the participation between men and women in GVCs, and women tend to be concentrated in sectors, segments and occupations with lower added value.
In the event organized by the Gender Affairs Division and the Trade and Integration Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in coordination with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the book “Gaps of gender in global value chains in Latin America and the Caribbean: new and old challenges in a scenario of uncertainty”.
The event will take place on May 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Chile time, GMT -4), in the Celso Furtado Room at ECLAC with a connection via zoom. This activity is organized within the framework of the First Meeting of the Regional Conference on South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (May 30 and 31, 2023)
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Tuesday May 30
Celso Furtado Room, ECLAC
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Opening remarks
- José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (to be confirmed)
- Winfried Weck, Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Foundation and Director of the Regional Program Alliances for DEmocracy and Development with Latin America (ADELA) (virtual)
1:15 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Conversation
moderates: Nanno Mulder – Head of the Sustainable Trade Unit of the International Trade and Integration Division of ECLAC
- José Durán, Head of the Regional Integration Unit of the International Trade and Integration Division of ECLAC: Wage gaps in export and non-export sectors (to be confirmed) (6′)
- Karina Fernandez-Stark: Gender and Global Value Chains (6′)
- Alfredo Hualde: Gender gaps in manufacturing in Mexico: more continuity than upgrading (6′) (virtual)
- Nicole Bidegain, Social Affairs Officer of ECLAC’s Gender Affairs Division: Latin American and Caribbean government initiatives to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on the economic autonomy of women in export sectors (6′)
- Claudia Sanhueza, Undersecretary of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Chile (6′) (to be confirmed)
- Nadine Gasman, President of the National Institute for Women of Mexico (6′) (virtual)
Space for questions and interventions
2:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closing remarks
- Lucía Scuro, Senior Social Affairs Officer of the Gender Affairs Division of ECLAC