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Webinar: “Breaking the Bias For Women’s Access to Finance”

Datum: 24-02-2022
Tijd: 15:30 – 16:30 CET
Locatie: online

On Thursday, 24 February 2022 CARE Nederland is hosting a webinar on Breaking the Bias: For Women’s Access to Finance as part of a Round Table Series on Financial Inclusion for Women Entrepreneurs, in collaboration with KIT Royal Tropical Institute. 
Panellists will discuss: 
How gender norms are a part of the process of developing appropriate financial products for all individuals. 
How to address these norms to narrow the gender finance gap and unlock the potential of women entrepreneurs in fragile contexts such as Yemen. 
What governments, banks, regulators, financial service providers, and policy makers can do to tackle these norms and biases.

Opening Remarks and moderation

Reintje van Haeringen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CARE Nederland
Reintje van Haeringen has always been active in the humanitarian/ development sector, with experience in Latin America, Africa and Asia where she led programs focused on poverty reduction and sustainable development in e.g. value chains, entrepreneurship and local governance processes. In 2018 Reintje became CEO of CARE Nederland.


Antonique Koning, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Antonique Koning has more than 20 years of experience working on a range of topics related to microfinance and financial inclusion and currently serves as CGAP’s Gender Lead. Antonique has expertise in consumer protection and responsible finance, customer centricity and empowerment.

Barack Kinanga, Food Security and Livelihood Advisor, CARE Yemen
Barack Kinanga is a Rural Development Specialist working with CARE International in Yemen. He has been leading the CARE Yemen Food Security and Livelihood Sector strategy whose goal is to contribute to improved and sustained food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations and strengthening their economic resilience to shocks.

Saskia Vossenberg, Ph.D., Lead Gender -Migration and Remittances, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Saskia Vossenberg has operated for the past 20 years as a gender expert at the interface between finance, business, and society. She supports financial institutions, central banks and government agencies across Africa, Asia and Latin America and in the Netherlands.

Solange Hai, Ph.D., Program Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment, CARE Nederland
Solange Hai is the program manager for Women’s Economic Empowerment at CARE Nederland. She manages a global program focused on women’s entrepreneurship currently being implemented in seven countries, funded through the H&M Foundation. Solange is passionate about women-led microenterprises and the strength they have in contributing to sustainable development.