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  • Arusha, Tanzania - 5 Days
    Friday
    May 24
    2019

    Second Subsistence Marketplaces Bottom-Up Immersion Conference

    The stream of subsistence marketplaces has pioneered a unique, bottom-up approach to research, education, and practice at the intersection of poverty and marketplaces. Building on seven conferences in the last 12 years and accompanying publications, we now announce the second immersion conference on subsistence marketplaces. True to the bottom-up approach that characterizes subsistence marketplaces research, this new series of conferences is envisioned to take place in different continents over time, thus providing an opportunity for researchers, educators, practitioners, and students to engage directly with urban and rural subsistence marketplaces, through conversations and observations.

    During the first immersion conference in January 2018, organizers enabled field visits to explore urban, semi-urban, and rural subsistence communities near Chennai and Delhi. We envisioned submissions in the form of a statement of interests in the realm of subsistence marketplaces, that would then be discussed and explored through field visits during the conference. The organizers worked with participants to accommodate special requests to maximize immersive learning opportunities. Details were developed over time and the description above is tentative and subject to changes based on responses from potential participants.

    Our second immersion conference will be held in Arusha, Tanzania, with field visits in rural, semi-urban and urban settings, such as to tribal communities, as well as social enterprises.  This is enabled by the Marketplace Literacy Project and OIKOS East Africa, who have worked together for more than five years with Maasai communities in the Arusha region.

    We look forward to hosting you during this unique immersive conference.

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  • Kampala, Uganda - 2 Days
    Monday
    May 27
    2019

    Applying the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards Workshop Series: Kampala

    The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) articulate the minimum level of assistance required to support the economic recovery of vulnerable populations in the wake of crises. The MERS handbook offers tools and approaches that support practitioners, multi-lateral stakeholders, local market actors, governments and donors to support economic recovery through market-based response. The standards draw from the accumulated experience of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies and economic development practitioners. The third and most current edition of the MERS represents the expertise of over 90 organizations and 175 technical professionals.

    The MERS are an invaluable tool for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating any type of program or activity that supports the economic recovery of individuals, businesses, and communities. As a member standard of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, MERS are designed to promote humanitarian quality and accountability for and with people in crises.

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  • Johannesburg, South Africa - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    May 28
    2019

    Financial Inclusion Summit

    Following on from the highly successful Financial Inclusion Summit (West Africa) that we successfully delivered in April 2018, the Microfinance Association and the Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre UK cordially invite you to the Financial Inclusion summit for Southern Africa that will take place in Johannesburg from May 28 – 29 2019.

    The financial inclusion summit is a thought leadership event on financial inclusion.

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  • Istanbul, Turkey - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    May 29
    2019

    FinEquity Spring Member Meeting – 2019

    Globally, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit and savings products. 80% of women-owned small businesses have unmet credit needs, resulting in a credit gap of up to $320 billion. Closing the gender gap in financial inclusion could help reduce poverty and foster economic growth worldwide. FinEquity is a global community of practice to advance women’s financial inclusion.

    Join us for the FinEquity Spring Member Meeting in Istanbul on May 29, 2019 to share and learn about innovations in women’s financial inclusion, social norms, data measurement frameworks and more. This is your opportunity to learn from your peers and help shape the strategic direction of the FinEquity community.

    The FinEquity meeting will be part of the Microfinance Center’s pre conference events. FinEquity members who are interested in attending the 2019 MFC Conference can attend the conference at a discounted rate. You will receive a 25% discount code after you register for the FinEquity Spring Member Meeting.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    Thursday
    May 30
    2019

    Application Deadline: Zayed Sustainability Prize

    Do you have a solution that can transform the world? The Zayed Sustainability Prize is looking for innovators addressing global sustainability priorities across Health, Food, Energy, Water or Global High Schools.
    The UAE’s pioneering global award invites organizations and high schools to submit their sustainability solutions and projects by May 30th, 2019. The Prize awards $600,000 to innovative solutions in Water, Energy, Food and Health and $100,000 to Global High schools in each region of the world. The categories are designed to closely align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rewards global organizations that empower and enhance disadvantaged communities, while also inspiring schools to nurture the next generation of sustainability leaders.
    The evaluation criteria for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories are:
    -Impact: Significant and tangible outcomes on the quality of people’s lives.
    -Innovation: Distinctive characteristics to change the “status quo” and potential to catalyze opportunities that will have a disruptive positive impact and transformative change.
    -Inspiration: The potential to scale up project outcomes, in the next decade, and the ability to inspire others.
    For the Global High Schools category, their projects should be designed to deliver positive educational impact, including providing access to quality education and ensuring students are given key skills and enhanced abilities to achieve their goals. Similar to the other categories, each project should ideally demonstrate new and innovative approaches and be inspirational to others
    Winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, in January 2020.
    Apply Today!
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  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 2 Days
    Thursday
    May 30
    2019

    Applying the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards Workshop Series: Addis Ababa

    The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) articulate the minimum level of assistance required to support the economic recovery of vulnerable populations in the wake of crises. The MERS handbook offers tools and approaches that support practitioners, multi-lateral stakeholders, local market actors, governments and donors to support economic recovery through market-based response. The standards draw from the accumulated experience of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies and economic development practitioners. The third and most current edition of the MERS represents the expertise of over 90 organizations and 175 technical professionals.

    The MERS are an invaluable tool for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating any type of program or activity that supports the economic recovery of individuals, businesses, and communities. As a member standard of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, MERS are designed to promote humanitarian quality and accountability for and with people in crises.

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  • Istanbul, Turkey - 2 Days
    Thursday
    May 30
    2019

    22nd MFC Annual Conference: Demystifying Digital in Microfinance

    This 22nd MFC Annual Conference will tackle the practical side of digitalization in the financial inclusion sector through case studies, trend analysis and discussion of emerging best practice. The agenda will include a full range of workshops, panel discussions and side meetings to explore different aspects of the digitalization in financial inclusion, including:

    Agile ways of working
    Developing staff digital competency
    Digital client experience
    Non-credit digital products
    Digitalization strategies
    Responsible digital financial services
    Digital risk management
    Regulatory issues connected with digitalization
    Financial services for migrants
    Digital tools for improving financial health
    FinTechs and financial inclusion
    Designing the micro-businesses ecosystem

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  • Bangalore, India - 2 Days
    Thursday
    May 30
    2019

    Bengaluru Fintech Summit

    Fintech Storm is hosting a landmark Fintech Conference-‘Bengaluru Fintech Summit’ on 30th and 31st May 2019 in Bengaluru. The 2 day summit will bring together 200 CEOs, decision makers and innovators from Banking, Financial Services, Fintech ecosystem, startups and investor community, and the policy makers from Govt. of India.

    This summit brings together preeminent thought leaders from India and around the world for days of non-stop and thought-provoking keynotes and panel discussions. This a nice opportunity for Fintech enthusiasts from around the world to meet and network with Market leaders, Government, regulators, startup ecosystem, influencers and institutional investors.

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