The Action Agenda aims to mainstream Women’s Economic Empowerment through innovation, trade and inclusive business, and human capital development by encouraging each ASEAN Member State to support the following actions:

1) ADOPT CONCRETE AND MEASURABLE ACTIONS to address the barriers that impede maximizing women’s full economic potential in the areas of: finance, information access, and markets; human capital development and leadership; and innovation and technology;

2) PROMOTE women’s participation and skills development in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.), including information and communication technologies (ICT) by providing, for example, incentives for women innovators, allocating more foreign investments in science research institutes and foundations, and by creating an enabling environment for ICT-empowerment of women entrepreneurs and to promote ICT as enabling tools for the advancement of women and their economic empowerment;

Read the full action agenda here.