Catalyzing Women Leaders Global Initiative

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2023
Last Updated
27 March 2023


As presented by the Women Leaders Global Initiative at the Networking Event Women Led Business supporting Women Led Cities, Nexus Latam & Brazil would like to join efforts with UN-Habitat, UNCDF and BlendGroup, to catalyze the Women Global Leaders Initiative, starting with Latin America. We are analyzing cities where the pilot could be implemented, as Bogota and Cali / Colombia, São Paulo - where WL understandings have already started. UN recognizes women leadership as a real driver for positive change orientated by and for SDGs, and bringing cities as the space for the convergences. UN coordinates and promotes the WOMEN-LED GLOBAL INITIATIVE, a Coalition of selected and representative group of women leaders committed to the promotion of the acceleration and achievements of the SDGs, through cities and the 2030 Agenda. It will be a co-building process to create a strong women leaders community, as a space of promotion of the SDGs with equity and women inclusion. Strengthening and encouraging Faith Communities that work together to drive local bottom-up evidence-based transformation and channel financial resources from faith-based entities at the global level. Women-led Global Initiative specialized programmes mobilized through women-led businesses supporting women mayors and their cities. Provides training and technical backstopping for each of the SDG Cities tracks in collaboration with Global Hubs. Facilitates exchange of experience and practices amongst women leaders, provides seed investment into transformative projects and supports larger scale investment through business networks and the City Investment Facility

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities

Lead Entity

Nexus Global

Key Dates

Start year: 6/22/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable