AP Forums


Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI), a government research think-tank under the Prime Minister’s Office of South Korea, contributes to gender and development discourse by providing gender-sensitive perspectives in development and humanitarian assistance in the Asia Pacific region.

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Development and Gender (AP Forum hereafter) is an annual international conference hosted by KWDI with an objective of mainstreaming gender in development and humanitarian assistance. Working together with the donor government, bilateral/multilateral organizations, NGOs, and the academics, the AP Forum aspires to realize gender-sensitive development cooperation in a concerted and coherent way.

Annual Themes

No. Year Title Date
13 2021 Shaping the Future, Unearthing the Potential : Empowering Women and Girls through ICTs 2021-11-30
12 2020 Gender and Development Cooperation in a Post-COVID 19 Era 2020-09-22
11 2019 Gender Equality and Online Violence Against Women: Experiences from South Korea and Asia 2019-11-28
10 2018 Incorporating Gender Perspectives into Development Cooperation in North Korea 2018-11-23
9 2017 Gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Regional and National Perspectives 2017-07-04
8 2016 Better Life for Girls(BLG): Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Future 2016-09-30
7 2015 Gender in International Development Agenda: with a Special Focus on Beijing+20 and the SDG in China, Japan and Korea 2015-12-14
6 2014 Achieving Gender Equality within Beijing+20 and Post 2015 Framework: Opportunities and Challenges 2014-12-16
5 2013 Towards Gender Equality in the Asia-Pacific Region-Current Efforts and Future Tasks 2013-09-13
4 2012 KWDI's Knowledge Sharing on Women's Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region 2012-10-24
3 2011 Gender mainstreaming in ODA - Experiences and Challenges of Norway and Korea 2011-05-20
2 2010 Development and Gender-Good Practices, Sustainable Partnership, Effective Aid 2010-09-28
1 2009 The MDG 3-Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment 2009-11-25