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The Organisation of Women in International Trade, UK Chapter (OWIT UK) and the 2X Collaborative a global industry body for gender lens financing (convening investors and capital providers) will be co-hosting a working  session on, ‘Leveraging Technology To Enable Inclusive Finance for Women Owned SME Resilience in Global Trade’ at the WTO Public Forum, Geneva. 

This session will examine private sector innovations in digital finance, fintech and trade finance with the landscape of gender lens financing supported by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and governments to strengthen economic growth and resilience for women owned SMEs. Expert representatives from the leading gender lens investment partnership created by G7 DFI members, fintech experts in trade finance, UK Government, NGOs, inter-governmental organisations and global trade experts, will share best practices leveraging digitalization for financing for the benefit of all stakeholders.

The outcomes from the session will demonstrate the success of gender lens investing and digital finance solutions for women owned SMEs which can be implemented to ensure resilience and recovery on supply chain disruptions in supply chains disruptions in global trade.  

Registration to attend in person is via the WTO website and closes on September 7th.