Welcome to WEESA Community of Practice!
WEESA is a virtual knowledge-sharing platform that aims to facilitate regional exchange, dialogue, and capacity building on WEE and strengthen linkages between evidence and action. Members are researchers, decisionmakers, policymakers, and development practitioners interested in how to expand and accelerate WEE and gender equality in South Asia. WEESA offers a repository of curated WEE-related resources, organizes regular webinars and events, and provides small grants for local organizations and researchers.
WEESA is hosted by the World Bank’s South Asia Region Gender Innovation Lab (SAR GIL), a programmatic Advisory Services and Analytics activity that promotes evidence-based solutions for addressing gender gaps in South Asia.
WEESA envisions a South Asia where women have equal economic opportunities, access to resources and assets, and decision-making power. To advance this vision, WEESA offers a repository of curated WEE-related content and resources on our website.We also organize regular webinars and learning events to facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building. Additionally, we provide small grants for local organizations and researchers who are working towards advancing women’s economic empowerment in the region.
Hosted by the World Bank’s South Asia Regional Gender Innovation Lab (SAR GIL), WEESA's mission is to promote and facilitate regional exchange, dialogue, and capacity building on women’s economic empowerment (WEE).
WEESA aims to strengthen linkages between evidence and action by creating opportunities for knowledge-sharing and networking. Our community of practice (CoP), includes researchers, decision-makers, policymakers, and development practitioners working outside and within the World Bank. The objective is to promote evidence-based research and solutions for accelerating WEE and gender equality in South Asia.