2024 USAID Global Gender Equality Conference

The 2024 USAID Global Gender Equality Conference took place at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington D.C. from May 20-23. The event was shaped around USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy (Gender Equality Policy) and the Agency’s commitment to being a leading investor, partner, and advocate for the achievement of gender equality. The underlying vision for this convening was to bring together Agency gender staff and points of contact, select implementing partners, and external gender experts to build knowledge, momentum, and connectivity in order to advance best practices and strengthen our approaches towards implementation of USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality Policy. 

Conference objectives included:

  • Share and learn from USAID’s experience addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment across the program cycle and across sectors;
  • Explore new gender-related research and tools, promising practices, and emerging priorities to increase policy and program effectiveness, and connect internal and external gender equality thought leaders and practitioners; 
  • Strengthen partnerships across USAID gender advisors to advance a culture of growth, support, and learning; and,
  • Envision the path forward to respond to new and continuing gender equality and women’s empowerment programming and operational priorities and advance the U.S. government’s commitment to gender equality.