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  • Remote - 1 Day
    June 27

    FinHealth Matters Day

    FinHealthMatters Day is June 27, 2017

    The Center for Financial Services Innovation held the first-ever FinHealth Matters Day on June 29, 2016. The goal? To bring attention to Americans’ financial health using social media and blogging platforms. The event was an overwhelming success:

    • More than 100 blogs posted via a blog contest (see winning blog posts from 2016)
    • 2,000+ tweets from more than 900 influencers, and
    • Ultimately ~9 million impressions about financial health

    Now it’s your turn. Join us for FinHealth Matters Day on June 27, 2017!

    The goal of FinHealth Matters Day is to create a “thunderclap” of noise around financial health each year. Here’s how you can join in:

    • Download the deck from our FinHealthMatters Day Marketing Webinar and learn about creative ways you can join in!
    • Write a blog or article about Financial Health for your website or newsletter — consider using personal insights into what financial health means, and how it can be achieved (sample blog posts).
    • Want to Win Your Way to FinCon? Enter the FinHealthMatters blog post contest on June 27. See contest rules here. Don’t forget to socialize your post using #FinHealth Matters — one winner will be chosen purely on the number of social impressions they achieve for their blog.
    • Check out our resources for writing inspiration.
    • Participate in a Boston FinX hosted by C-Space – sign up here. Or host a FinX in your city on FinHealth Matters Day — contact us to find out how!

    Use our social media kit to access copy, tweets, a draft press release, and graphics you can use across all your social channels.


  • Online - 1 Day
    June 20

    Financial Services and Humanitarian Crisis

    Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. While the nature and incidences of these crises vary significantly, they affect tens of millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. A joint CGAP-World Bank report addresses the important role of financial services in humanitarian crisis. The webinar will explore:

    • Key learnings from The Role of Financial Services in Humanitarian Crisis report;
    • The role donors play in supporting financial services in crisis environments;
    • The biggest challenges and opportunities practitioners face in working on humanitarian-development issues;
    • The future directions on financial services in crisis situations.
    Webinar, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    June 20

    Webinar – What’s next for Blockchain and Microfinance?

    The Financial Inclusion Forum, in partnership with VisionFund and BitPesa, presents:


    What’s next for Blockchain and Microfinance?

    Exploring the intersection between technology and social impact


    20th of June 2017

    4-5pm UK Time

    Online event

    Webex link will be shared upon registration


    Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency. In the financial inclusion community, we have been excited by the potential of new technology and its ability to increase access in the markets we serve.

    But what is this technology? How will it benefit the poor? Does it indeed have the potential to transform financial inclusion? What arethe implications for microfinance clients?


    Join two expert speakers for this online event to discuss new financial technology and its consequences. Charlene Chen is the COO of BitPesa, a digital F/X platform that leverages Blockchain technology to significantly lower the cost of remittances and business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. Johanna Ryan is the Director of Social Performance at VisionFund International, one of the world’s largest microfinance networks. Focused on reaching rural markets, VisionFund is using technology to fulfil its mission.


    Charlene will be leading the technical discussion, with Johanna providing a perspective from the field. The event will be conducted on layman’s terms, so even if financial inclusion technology isn’t your specialist area, you are encouraged to attend.


    Please pass this information to anyone in your network who may be interested in attending.



    Charlene Chen, COO, BitPesa

    Charlene Chen currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co), a digital F/X platform that leverages Blockchain technology to significantly lower the cost of remittances and business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. Charlene has over 10 years of private sector and social sector experience working with a variety of organisations ranging from internet start-ups to Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Eli Lilly) to international non-profits (Grameen Foundation, TechnoServe, KickStart International). She began her career as an IT consultant at Deloitte Consulting, but during business school made a career shift to focus on social entrepreneurship and ICTD (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) in sub-Saharan Africa. Charlene has worked in Gabon, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria. She holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California – Berkeley and a B.S. in Psychology and Computer Science from Duke University.


    Johanna Ryan, Director of Social Performance, VisionFund

    As part of WorldVision, VisionFund’s staff are motivated to create hope for the most vulnerable children in the world. As Director of Social Performance, Johanna measures and evaluates VisionFund’s products and services, making sure provision is focused to maximise real transformation of communities and individuals.

    Through over 1.2 million clients, VisionFund impacted the lives of 4.4 million children in 2016. This is measured through child wellbeing benefits such as sufficient food, improved education, additional clothes/shoes and covering health costs. Johanna leads efforts to measure and report this impact.

    With VisionFund since 2009, Johanna has had a wide-ranging career that includes a stint as a tutor at Oxford and university lecturer in Texas and18 years in global bank operations.

    Webinar, Webinar, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    June 28

    Circular Economy Webinar: Investing in the New Industrial (R)evolution


    Can asset owners, managers, and advisors get on the same circular economy page?

    The momentum around the circular economy continues to reach new heights, and interest from clients – millennials, boomers, and everyone in between – shows no signs of abating.

    • But what does it take to make investments in circular economy opportunities?
    • How can investment management firms most effectively construct and distribute related products?
    • And what are HNW clients telling their advisors they want?

    This webinar, which builds on the findings from TIIP and Toniic’s special report on Investing in the New Industrial (R)evolution: Insights for asset owners and managers financing the circular economy, will address the challenges, opportunities, and breakthroughs involved in harnessing the circular economy to deepen client relationships, increase flows of funds, and diversify product offerings. Download the report: http://tiiproject.com/investing-new-industrial-revolution-insights-asset-owners-managers-financing-circular-economy/

    Introduction and Moderators:
    William Burckart, President and COO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP)
    Jamie Butterworth, Founding Partner of Circularity Capital

    Lisa Kleissner, Co-founder of Toniic
    Will Morgan, Head of Impact of Sonen Capital

    Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar
  • n/a - 1 Day
    June 1

    Young Africa Works 2017 Post Summit Webinar

    Findings of the Invisible Lives research indicate that:

    • Young people in Africa diversify their livelihoods, undertaking a mix of informal sector employment, self-employment, and agriculture-related activities to sustain their livelihood.
    • Agricultural production is central to young people’s livelihoods, but agricultural incomes were meagre. Many young people run small enterprises that can be easily started, stopped, and restarted as needed. The most successful young people in both Ghana and Uganda diversified their income and risk by growing multiple crops, raising a variety of livestock, and pursuing a wide range of additional activities.
    • Both formal and informal wage employment is rare and sporadic, or elusive. While the informal sector, which constitutes about 80 percent of Africa’s labour force, provided more wage employment opportunities for young people, they were by no means abundant.
    • Support networks are critical for young people and they play an extensive role in their lives, not only providing support in the form of advice regarding where to look for and how to find employment, skills development, and business guidance, but also proving instrumental in accessing financial resources needed.
    Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar
  • Webinar - 1 Day
    May 3

    Engaging Non-State Actors in Governing Health – the Key to Improving Quality of Care?

    USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and the Joint Learning Network invite you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd, on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care.

    Non-state actors have the potential to contribute to governing quality — providing technical inputs on policy development, monitoring health service delivery, and promoting accountability in the health system—but they are often not well engaged or effectively involved in achieving the national health agenda.

    As steward of the health sector, the government may use several instruments and strategies to engage the non-state actors, including policy and dialogue, information exchange, regulation, finance and production of health resources. The government can also promote self-regulation and accountability in the health sector to ensure delivery of quality care.

    Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar
  • Webinar - 1 Day
    May 16

    Poverty and Promise: Uncovering Truths from Financial Diaries

    Publishers Weekly calls it a “must-read for anyone interested in the causes of—and potential solutions to—American poverty.” With the release of “The Financial Diaries: How Americans Cope in a World of Uncertainty”, authors Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider offer further insights about how people spend, save, borrow and plan that inspire new ways of improving Americans’ financial lives. Join us to learn:

    – Why stories from the profiled families points to a gap between the idea of what “middle-class” means and actual experiences;

    – How the growing use of contract workers (the Gig Economy) means that more workers today have volatile income and bear more risk; and

    – What the financial services industry can do to deal with cash flow volatility, featuring some innovative solutions to help “smooth” income and expense spikes.

    Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar
  • Webinar - 1 Day
    May 11

    #FinHealthMatters Day Online Training

    Last year over 900 people joined in on #FinHealthMatters Day with over 2,000 tweets (#FInHealthMatters) and nearly 9 million impressions. This year, make sure your brand has a voice thunderclap of noise around what financial Health means and why it is important.

    Join us for this 45-minute online training where we walk you through CFSI resources to help you make the most of this national day of recognition.

    Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar, Webinar
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