1:15—2:45 PM
US Mission to the UN
799 United Nations Plaza
(across from UN Building)
New York , NY 10017

Gender Equality: The Basis for Sustainable Infrastructure and Services

This event will be held in conjunction with the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

How can development practitioners best contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What approaches are most effective in promoting gender equality and social inclusion? The adoption of the SDGs is an opportune time to discuss lessons learned and promising pathways forward. The event will discuss SDG 5 (focused on gender equality) and how gender equality objectives impact the achievement of other critical SDGs.

Since its founding in 2004, Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has approved over $10 billion in compact and threshold programs worldwide. A focus on gender equality and social inclusion has been an integral component of MCC’s mission to reduce poverty through growth. The panel will feature women leaders from MCC partner countries and draw upon lessons from projects in water and sanitation, energy, infrastructure and employment promotion as a means of reducing poverty and inequality. Leading experts on gender and development from the Center for Global Development will contribute commentary and analysis.

Please join us for a panel discussion exploring how gender equality contributes to the achievement of critical SDGs, especially those related to infrastructure, water and sanitation, energy, and reducing inequality and poverty. For more information, or to RSVP please contact Kathy Vaughn ([email protected]).



Minister Counselor Stefanie Amadeo, US Mission to the UN (USUN) – Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 


Dana Hyde, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)


Michelle Adato, Senior Operations Advisor, Sector Operations, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Pamela Kasese-Bwalya, CEO, Millennium Challenge Account – Zambia (MCA)
Sarah Rose, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development (CGD)
Bonaria Siahaan, CEO, Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia (MCA) 


Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD) and UN Foundation

This event is co-sponsored by Millenium Challenge Corporation and the Center for Global Development.


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