Event Agenda

Digital Economy and Financial Inclusion for Improving ASEAN Women’s Competitiveness

11 October 2021

20th ACW Meeting

08:30 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7)

13th ACW+3 Meeting

13:30 – 15:00 hrs (GMT+7)

12 October 2021

23rd ACWC Meeting

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7)

8th ACWC-ACW Consultation Meeting

13:30 – 15:30 hrs (GMT+7)

15 October 2021

4th AMMW Meeting

09:00 – 13:00 hrs (GMT+7)

Informal Discussions / AMMW Retreat

08.00 – 09.00 hrs (GMT+7)

5 October 2021

Road to AMMW:
FGD on “Advancing Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion to Achieve Gender Equality in ASEAN Member States”

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7)

Passcode: ASEAN

Description :

The ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) with the support from the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and the Department of International Relations of Katolik Parahyangan University, jointly organize the virtual Focus Group Discussion. It aims to share and discuss the initial findings of the research which potentially are implementable for adoption as a collaborative strategy among ASEAN member states to achieve gender equality in digital economy.

Opening Remarks : Lenny N. Rosalin – ACW Indonesia/ Deputy Minister for Gender Equality, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia

Speakers: Department of International Relations, Katolik Parahyangan University

Follow-up Actions and Closing Remarks : Muhammad Ihsan – Director of theFormulation of Gender Equality Policy, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia

6 October 2021

Road to AMMW:
Webinar “Export to Face the Global SME Challenge” (AWEN)

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7)

Passcode: AWEN

Description :

Jointly held by MoWECP and the ASEAN Women’s Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), the webinar’s objective is to promote and support women in export activities. In addition, the workshop serves as a platform to showcasing best practices of AWEN Indonesia in supporting women SMEs in trade export and the professional and personal networks of AWEN across ASEAN Member States.

Opening Remarks : Ir. Nita Yudi., MBA – Chair of AWEN

Keynote Speech : H.E. Muhammad Lutfi – Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia


  • Dr. Handito Joewono – Principal, School of Export Jakarta
  • Dr. Sofi Suryasnia, M.AK., CA., CWM. – Deputy Chair of AWEN Indonesia
  • Dhias Widhiyati – Senior Vice President for SMEs, Bank BNI

Closing Remarks : Lenny N Rosalin – Deputy Minister for Gender Equality

7 October 2021

Webinar “Women Participation on Digital Economies: ASEAN Policy Dialogue for Promoting Women Economic Empowerment in Rapidly Evolving Digital Economy Post the Pandemic”

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7)

Description :

The webinar is a collaboration of MoWECP with MicroSave Consulting to facilitate a dialogue and exchange of learnings and best practices with regards to strengthening women access to digital economy. As part of  the ACW Indonesia action plan on fostering digital and financial inclusion to support women’s economic empowerment towards inclusive ASEAN economic growth, the webinar will delve into the existing challenges of women’s digital empowerment  and  while also discussing potential alternatives.

Opening Remarks : Bintang Puspayoga – Indonesian Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection


  • Representation of Gates Foundation FSP Lead on Women’s Economic
  • Cecilia Tinonin – UN Women Statistic Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)
  • Prof Akiko Yamanaka – Special Adviser President of ERIA and Special Ambassador for Peacebuilding of Japan
  • Lenny N. Rosalin – Vice Chair ACW (ASEAN Committee on Women)
  • Representation of Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

Closing Remarks : Grace Retnowati – Country Director of MSC Indonesia

11 October 2021

Webinar “The Beauty of Batik as a Cultural Heritage in Women’s Hands”

12.00 – 13.30 hrs (GMT+7)

Passcode: DPPIWAPI

Description :

Batik is identified with a work of art about the beauty, local wisdom, and history behind the hand scratches of batik. The webinar will discuss ways of improving the welfare of female batik artists through better marketing and preserving the pride of Indonesia’s batik.

Welcoming Remarks : Mrs. Ira Sofwan – Vice President of IWAPI (Association of Indonesian Business Women)

Opening Remarks : H.E. Bintang Puspayoga – Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Republic of Indonesia

Keynote Speech : H.E. Sandiaga Uno – Minister for Tourism, Republic of Indonesia

Speakers :

  • Lauretna T. Adhisakti – Gallery Batik Jawa
  • Dewi Riana – Member of IWAPI
  • Jessica  – MoreToSee

13 October 2021

Award “Gender Equality” (Anugrah Parahita Ekapraya/APE)

10:00 – 12:00 hrs (GMT+7)

Description :

The Anugerah Parahita Ekapraya (APE) Award is an appreciation forum for the initiatives taken by Indonesian Ministries/Agencies and local governments showcasing priorities for the protection and welfare of others to achieve gender equality in Indonesia. By advocating line ministries/agencies including local government to improve gender mainstreaming implementation through their programs and activities, we are pushing forward to achieve gender equality in Indonesia.

Webinar “Sharing Best Practices of Implementation of Public Private Partnership on Women’s Economic Empowerment”

13:00 – 15:00 hrs (GMT+7)

Description :

ASEAN highlights the importance of leveraging private sector initiatives in strengthening women’s economic empowerment through the implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP). As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate inequalities towards women and girls, sharing knowledge and best practices about the government and private sector programs on gender mainstreaming is highly necessary to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment across ASEAN member states, in a collaborative environment.

Opening Remarks : H.E. Bintang Puspayoga – Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Republic of Indonesia

Session 1 :

Moderator : Indra Gunawan, Acting Deputy Minister for Society Participation, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia

Speakers :

  • Representation of ACW Philippines
  • Representation of  PT. Danone Indonesia
  • Representation of  P&G Indonesia
  • Representation of  UN Women

Session 2 :

Moderator : Maya Juwita – IBCWE

Speakers :

  • Representation of PT. Astra International Tbk.
  • Representation of  Du’Anyam
  • Representation of  PT. PNM (Persero)

Closing Remarks : Lenny N. Rosalin, Deputy Minister for Gender Equality, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia

14 October 2021

Webinar “Indonesia’s Experience on Women Empowering Women in Pandemic Situation (Indonesia’s Experience)”

08.00 – 11.00 hrs (GMT+7)


Description :

The Covid-19 pandemic have affected various aspects of people’s lives, especially women from marginalized groups, who are facing various problems, such as double burdens, loss of livelihood as the backbone of the family and gender-based violence. Thus, the workshop aims to disseminate the programs of the Indonesian Female Leaders Association to empower women through economic activities to further generate financial inclusion among women entrepreneurs in Indonesia

Opening Remarks : H.E. Bintang Puspayoga – Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Republic of Indonesia

Introduction : H.E.Ida Fauziah., M.Si – Minister of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia


  • Dr. Femmy Eka Putri Kartika, M.Psi, Coordinating Deputy Minister for Quality Improvement of Children, Women and Youth at the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Gati Wibawaningsih, Trainer Specialist at the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Mira Tayyiba, ST, MSEE, Secretary General of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Rosmaya Hadi, Deputy Governor at Central Bank of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Siti Azizah, Deputy Minister for Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises of of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Ir. Arlinda, MA, Expert Staff to the Minister of Trade for International Relations at the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia

Moderators :

  • Ir. Suharti, MA, PhD, Secretary General of the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Dra. Woro Titi Haryanti, MA, Chief Secretary of the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia

Webinar “Jamu as Indonesian’s Heritage”

11.15 – 12.45 (GMT+7)

Passcode: DPPIWAPI

Description :

Indigenous Indonesian culture is known for its closeness to nature, and each tribe has local wisdom that maintains the balance of the natural surroundings. Jamu as Indonesian Herbal Medicine has been known for centuries as a part of health and beauty care throughout the lifecycle of human being. Martha Tilaar Group have blended business, social, and ecological principle by exploring the ancient wisdom of beauty care throughout the lifecycle. They have transformed and blended the richness of Eastern culture and Indonesian natural resources.

Presented by Dr. (HC) Martha Tilaar – Founder of Martha Tilaar Group

Launch of ASEAN-UNESCAP Joint Report on Addressing Unpaid Care and Domestic Work in ASEAN: Policy Guidelines and Recommendations to Launch of the Report: Addressing Unpaid Care Work in ASEAN

14:00 – 16:00 hrs (GMT+7)


The objective of the report launch is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, good practices and lessons learnt with respect to the progressive implementation of Beijing+25 commitments in ASEAN countries, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In particular, promising practices and progressive initiatives on addressing women’s unpaid care and domestic work will be shared and further discussed as the report launch will serve as a forum for policy dialogue, capacity building and networking for stakeholders from relevant key ministries and national women’s machineries in ASEAN countries. The discussions and recommendations will inform the priority actions related to women’s economic empowerment to be undertaken by ASEAN countries, ESCAP and development partners in 2021 and beyond.

Opening Dignitaries

Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Mrs. Lenny N. Rosalin, Deputy Minister for Gender Equality, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia, Chair of the ASEAN Committee on Women

Overview of Key Findings of the Report

Panel Discussion: Policy Initiatives on the Care Economy

Country-level Policy Initiatives