The Gender Investment and Innovation Department was established in FY 2017 after SPF identified women's empowerment as one of its main strategic pillars. Through the development of initiatives to support women's economic empowerment and gender equality, we envision a more prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive Asia. To achieve this goal, we work in close collaboration with regional partners to implement programs that meet local needs and to generate policy recommendations aligned with global trends to close gender gaps.
The Asia Women Impact Fund was also launched this year with the vision of empowering all women in Asia to reach their full potential. The Fund supports women entrepreneurs through innovative approaches to improve their access to finance, skills training, and business advancement through information and communication technologies (ICT).

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Projects List
of FY2021

Project Name Year
Gender Lens Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (GLEE) Development in Southeast Asia Second year of a three-year project
Digitization of micro women-led business in rural Myanmar First year of a three-year project
Asia Women Impact Fund (AWIF) Implementation Project First year of a three-year project
Building an entrepreneurial support system with gender lens First year of a three-year project

Staff

Ayaka Matsuno(Director)

Lily Yu(Senior Advisor)

Kiyoko Takahashi(Program Officer)

Etsuko Ito(Program Officer)

Rina Komiya(Program Officer)

Yuka Yabashi(Program Officer)

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Business Year
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The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund activities until FY 2017.

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