In the XXIst Century, women participation in the economy has been recognized as an indispensable condition to potentiate the development of economies. In the APEC region, notwithstanding that there had been advancements in the empowerement of women, still there are significant gender gaps in public policies and structural barriers that limit women’s development that the COVID-19 pandemic has made even worse.

The Mexico Member Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (MXCPEC) has as one of its main objectives to contribute with other Fora to deepen the study of the complex themes regarding women inclusion and empowerment and to socialize this knowledge through online seminars with specialists in such topics to further the understanding on women’s role nowadays and to inform public policies for them to enhance the potential of women.

The current Webinar objective is to address those issues by gathering five outstanding academics from Australia, Japan, Phillipines, Mexico and South Korea that will cover important issues related to Women Entrepeneurs and E-Commerce, The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Gender, Leadership and Political Inclusion, Feminist’s Economic Approach to Women in APEC and Changing the Value System with a Feminist View of the Economy.


Event Speakers

2021 MXCPEC Virtual Seminar Speakers


Event Program

2021 MXCPEC Virtual Seminar Event Program


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Pacific Currents

Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions
Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University

Climate change in SOTR
Christopher Findlay, Tilak Doshi and Eduardo Pedrosa

Digital Technologies, Services and the Fourth Industrial Revolutions
Submitted by Jane Drake-Brockman, Christopher Findlay, Yose Rizal Damuri and Sherry Stephenson 

COVID-19 has Exposed Major Gaps in our Social Safety Nets: In a Post-COVID World Will these Gaps be Closed?
Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

 Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC

ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC