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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    July 7
    2020

    Moral Leadership to Solve World Challenges

    Solving from Anywhere is a highly curated interactive speaker series featuring social impact innovators and leaders from around the world. Speakers will share expert insights, showcasing innovative solutions and the power of partnerships around Solve’s Global Challenges, including health, sustainability, economic prosperity, and learning. This series will spark inspiration, conversation, and new ideas for you to take action and create partnerships —whether you tune in from home, the office, or anywhere.

    This session will take place on Tuesday, July 7 from 12:00-1:00pm ET with Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen and Alex Amouyel, Executive Director, MIT Solve. The session will close with an engaging audience Q&A.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    July 8
    2020

    Recovr Webinar Series | Microfinance and COVID-19 in Pakistan: What Happens After Lockdown?

    Pakistan’s microfinance sector faces a crisis unlike anything it has experienced before. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens 7.3 million low-income Pakistani households that rely on microfinance institutions for access to capital and other financial services. With support from IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program, researchers Muhammad Meki, Farah Said, Timothy Ogden, and coauthors surveyed 1,000 microfinance clients in Pakistan’s Punjab, Sindh, and Kashmir regions one week after the country’s lockdown began.

    This webinar, co-hosted with FinDev Gateway, will present results from the survey as well as interviews with the microfinance institutions that serve these clients, for a detailed picture of the impact of Pakistan’s lockdown on households and the industry overall.

    As Pakistan now moves to reopen the economy, the following questions arise:

    • How will borrowers fare and how will microfinance institutions recover?
    • How does the experience of Pakistan’s microfinance sector compare to other countries?
    • What lessons can we learn from Pakistan’s experience?

    This webinar is part of IPA’s RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South. Together with our partners, we are using this series to rapidly share what we are learning with the policy and research community to support evidence-informed response efforts. More information about other events in the series is available here.

    Time: 9:30 AM EDT

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    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    July 8
    2020

    Examining the New Environment for Renewable Energy in Mexico

    Energy policy in Mexico is undergoing considerable changes under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Although Mexico’s government has not formally reversed the constitutional and legal changes passed in the 2013-2014 energy reforms, it has effectively stopped their implementation. Nearly all changes today disincentivize new investment in the renewable energy sector, weaken independent regulatory agencies, impede the growth of renewables, recentralize decision-making in the federal power utility and ultimately postpone the country’s climate and energy commitments. The likely result is that Mexico will fail in its international commitments and end up with a more costly, polluting and inefficient power sector that causes the country to lag far behind other countries in technology and investment in renewable energy sources. At this webinar, a panel of experts will examine setbacks in Mexico’s renewable energy policies and how the country can avoid falling further behind in a sector that may hold the key to a more livable planet.

    Time: 12 PM – 1 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12 PM CDT

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    July 9
    2020

    Fintech in the Age of Uncertainty: SME Lending and COVID-19

    SME lending is core to the global economy and one of the most competitive areas of fintech and alternative finance. With governments pouring billions into state-backed lending, what will the long term impact of BBLS and CBILS be?

    Time: 6:00 AM ET or after on demand

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    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - -25 Days
    Monday
    July 13
    2020

    Rebuild Better: Building an Equitable and Resilient Future

    COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, devastating impacts on the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. While efforts have rightly focused on mitigating the immediate impacts, we need to start thinking about efforts to recover and rebuild, because action taken now will have long-lasting effects on people’s well-being and resilience.

    The pandemic has exacerbated deep inequalities and fragilities in the current system that have always been there. We as a community have the opportunity and the responsibility to act now to build a better future.

    Join us for a week of inspiring and engaging content, live events, peer networking and structured learning to explore how we can rebuild better together.

    Business Fights Poverty Online 2020 is timed to coincide with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the UN central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will come away with fresh insights and new peer relationships to tackle the most pressing challenges facing business, people and planet.

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 3 Days
    Monday
    July 13
    2020

    WISE Up

    WISE Up is a three-day online series highlighting the transformative impact led by women innovators worldwide.

    We seek to spark discussions at the ecosystem-level around how we can better invest in, advance, and learn from impact models that scale deep – ones that prioritize shifts in cultures, values, ideas, and attitudes over reach – and accelerate toward a world in which Everyone is a Changemaker (EACH) through inclusive, collaborative frameworks for change.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    July 13
    2020

    The ‘COVID-19 Financial Inclusion Compass’

    The ‘Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass’: An e-MFP webinar to present exclusive preliminary findings on the Covid-19 challenges and priorities of the financial inclusion sector

    The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) is pleased to invite you to a webinar to present the preliminary and pre-publication findings from the third e-MFP Compass survey – a special edition of the survey specifically looking at the challenges Covid-19 is posing to sector stakeholders, and what they prioritise going forward.

    Time: 9:00 AM EDT / 3:00 PM CEST

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    July 15
    2020

    Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment Post-Pandemic

    The current COVID-19 pandemic is not only a global health crisis, but a social and economic crisis that has disproportionately affected women by exacerbating already existing and intersecting forms of inequality. The negative economic impact of lockdowns and the decreased demand for goods and services often produced or provided by women are posing a real threat to women’s employment, livelihoods, and economic empowerment.
    On July 15, 2020, Devex and the CDC Group will convene a group of experts to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on women’s economic empowerment and livelihoods — as well as to explore some of the solutions that can help ensure their access to finance, job opportunities, and career growth. We’ll specifically explore the role that impact investors, financial institutions, responsible investors, and the private sector could play in sustainable job creation and why this must be at the forefront of the economic recovery post-pandemic.

     

    Time: 9 a.m. ET | 2 p.m. BST
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    Webinar