2019-2021 APEC Women Builders Creating Inclusive Future

 

Project Profile

Project Title: APEC Women Builders Creating Inclusive Future
Co-Sponsoring Economies: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Viet Nam

Summary

The project will address an APEC priority: “Women, SMEs and Inclusive Growth”. A survey, a workshop, and a self-funded seminar will identify hindrances and how best to empower women in the building sector.

Moreover, the ultimate goal is to create principles that produces inclusive growth within the entire APEC region.


Objectives
  • To identify the obstacles of women entering the building sector and its decision-making level;
  • To raise awareness on how to create an enabling environment for public and private sectors across the APECregion;
  • To show best practices, implement a workshop, and a seminar as well as provide policy recommendations thatshowcase women’s participation in non-traditional areas to shrink the gender pay gap; and
  • To empower women’s talent to connect people and build inclusive growth within the APEC region.

Outputs

1. Women Builders Creating Inclusive Future Principles

2. Collection of Best Practices
    Practice from Australia
    Practice from New Zealand
    Practice from the United States
    Practice from Japan
    Practice from Malaysia
    Practice from the Philippines
    Practice fromCECI_Taiwan

    Practice from Bio architecture Formosana_Taiwan
    Practice from Women in Architecture, Taiwan

   
Outcomes

The overall outcomes would be a guide for economies to develop further research or gender inclusive policies for women entering into the building sector, as well as meeting the needs inthe labor force market.

1. Increasing awareness of economic impacts of the shortage of genuine gender diversity in the building sector: The policy makers will be encourage to take measure on meeting women’s need for increasing and retainingwomen in the building sector.

2. Identifying the barriers to reduce the gender pay gap and increase the proportion of women in the buildingsector: These best practices will be a guide for economies to develop further research or gender inclusive policies forwomen entering into the building sector, as well as meeting the needs in the labor force market.

3. Broadening beneficiaries’ knowledge on how to create an enabling environment for women builders and how to close the gender gap through decisive actions to deliver the diversity and innovation the building sector needs.



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