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 FY2018

Project Name Implementing Agency Year Budget
Ecosystem building for SDGs financing The Sasakawa Peace Foundation first year of three-year project 30,800,000yen
Promoting investment for women entrepreneurs in Asia The Sasakawa Peace Foundation second year of two-year project 34,100,000yen
Women Leadership and Empowerment The Sasakawa Peace Foundation third year of three-year project 12,800,000yen

Staff

Mari Kogiso(Director)

Natasha Shih(Social Investment Analyst)

Yuka Yabashi(Program Officer)

Lilly Yu(Social Investment Analyst)

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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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