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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    June 14
    2021

    #GlobalDev and the New Social Media Era

    Gone are the days when global development and humanitarian professionals questioned the value of social media: Most organizations now use these platforms as an essential part of their communications, outreach and fundraising work. But the pandemic accelerated changes in this already fast-moving field.

    In this live event we’ll discuss emerging trends and new platforms, and how NGOs and international organizations can prioritize their social media work. We’ll also talk about how these groups can tackle the rising challenges of trolling and misinformation.

    You’ll hear from:

    • Dante Licona, senior social media officer, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    • Jack Nolos, associate social media officer, UN Refugee Agency
    • Jessica Abrahams, editor, Devex Pro

    You’ll also have a chance to ask questions.

    Want to go deeper on this topic? This free event marks the launch of our special report exclusively for Devex Pro subscribers, “A Globaldev Guide to New Social Media.”

    Sign up for a free trial to get the report in your inbox on June 15.
    Jessica Abrahams is the Devex Pro Editor. Based in London, she helps to oversee news, features, data analysis, events, and newsletters for Devex subscribers. She previously served as Deputy News Editor and as an Associate Editor, with a particular focus on Europe. Before joining Devex, she worked as a writer, researcher, and editor for Prospect magazine, The Telegraph, and Bloomberg News, among other outlets. She holds graduate degrees in journalism from City University London and in international relations from Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.
    Dante Licona is a Mexican social media strategist based in Geneva, Switzerland. For a decade he has been working in social media global communications. He was part of the World Health Organization social media team, and currently works for IFRC. He is passionate about digital diplomacy. In 2020, he co-founded with Val Voshchevska “Social for Good”, a network of colleagues running social media for nonprofits.
    Jack Nolos is a global social media manager for the UN Refugee Agency based in Toronto, Canada. He leads the content and strategy on the @Refugees TikTok account. His work includes developing and executing social media campaigns, building data-driven social media strategies, and creating engaging content to tell the inspiring and harrowing stories of refugees around the world. He has spent the better part of the past three years managing social media accounts for both Canadian and global UNHCR channels, where he has been a part of fundraising, marketing and communications teams. Before UNHCR, Jack was a blogger and social media manager for the University of Toronto.
    Time: 9:00 AM EST
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  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    June 15
    2021

    Integrate ESG Into Every Investment Decision

    The Leading Institutional Investor ESG Investment Summit

    It’s clear, ESG is here to stay. With materiality now proven and shareholder pressure growing daily, the conversation has moved from ‘WHO’ to ’HOW’. NOW is the time for the institutional investment community to make ESG their number one priority.

    Reuters Events ESG Investment North America 2021 is the most respected meeting place for institutional asset owners, asset managers, regulators, standard setters and data providers to discuss how to put ESG at the core of investment strategy.

    The industry-led agenda has been designed to deliver both strategic insights and tactical guidance on how to accelerate ESG integration plans, scale innovative sustainable and social products, access verified data, and refine engagement strategy. Join us, as ESG redefines the future of investment.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    June 16
    2021

    Less Risk, More Reward: Empowering Smallholder Coffee Farmers to Better Manage Risk

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    Smallholder coffee farmers operate in a world of risk. Rapidly changing prices, adverse weather, pests, and disease – alone or together, these shocks can quickly undo the promise of a successful coffee growing season and severely diminish smallholders’ incomes and food security.How can smallholder coffee farmers better manage risk? Drawing from the experiences of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program partners – Farm Africa/Root CapitalNeumann Gruppe GmbH, and Oikocredit – this webinar offers a global perspective on innovative risk-management initiatives that are enabling smallholders to reap more rewards and face less risk as they cultivate this high-value crop.Panelists will share insights and lessons learned ranging from non-profit- and lender-driven specialized trainings that help coffee farmers manage volatile price fluctuations, to private sector businesses that deliver financing, inputs, and technical know-how into their supply chains to help farmers mitigate risk while contributing to a more sustainable coffee industry.Join USAID’s Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program for a webinar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST to discuss these issues. Introductory remarks will be given by USAID Market System Specialist Melissa Schweisguth about the Agency’s global coffee sector initiatives. An overview by Partnering for Innovation Program Director Laura Harwig will follow, highlighting how the program’s innovative partnerships are equipping smallholder coffee farmers to better manage and respond to risk. Representatives from program partners will then share perspectives and insights during a facilitated exchange. An audience question-and-answer session will conclude the webinar.Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (GMT -4)
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    June 16
    2021

    Vaccines, Variants, and the Future of the Pandemic Response: A Conversation With Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

    About the Event

    On Wednesday, June 16, Devex will host a conversation presented by GCI Health with the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollout, how the latest research is developing, and what more can be done to ensure vaccine equity.

    Swaminathan was appointed WHO’s first chief scientist in March 2019. A pediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience in clinical care and research and has strived throughout her career to translate this work into impactful programs.

    This exclusive conversation with Devex Associate Editor Amruta Byatnal will examine the challenges of combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and misinformation, how governments can prepare for another wave of cases amid emerging variants, and what to expect from therapeutics in the months to come.

    Time: 9 AM ET | 3 PM CET

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    June 17
    2021

    GDC Webinar: Growth and Fundraising Journeys of Last Mile Distributors (LMDs)

    This webinar will:
    – Present brand new GDC research, based on interviews with 21 leading GDC members, analysing what growth and impact look like in the LMD sector; what capital is needed to support LMDs; and what the barriers are to accessing that capital.
    – Feature two GDC members, who will share their different growth and fundraising trajectories to date.
    – Highlight key insights and possible access to finance solutions emerging from the recent Last Mile Distribution Forum, co-hosted by the GDC and Acumen and attended by 91 donors and investors.

    Speakers include:
    • Fede Henrichs, GDC / Practical Action
    • Rocio Perez-Ochoa, Bidhaa Sasa (GDC member)
    • William Ponela, Zonful Energy (GDC member)
    • Lucie Klarsfeld, GDC / Hystra

    There will be time for Q&A as well as reflections and feedback. You can find the research piece here:
    http://globaldistributorscollective.org/research-and-insights/#LMD-journeys

    They look forward to seeing you there!

    Time: 9:00 AM l 4:00 AM ET

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    June 17
    2021

    TaroWorks Webinar: Building Self-Reliance for Refugees With a Case Management System

    To recognize World Refugee Day this month, join TaroWorks for a webinar with RefugePoint’s Paul Karanja, as he shares how the humanitarian aid organization uses mobile and cloud technology to identify refugees in need, direct critical services through a case management approach, and ultimately help refugees gain long-term self-reliance.

    Helping Refugees Achieve a Better Quality of Life

    RefugePoint is a nonprofit that serves at-risk refugees using a full-service model to facilitate self-reliance. The focus on self-reliance provides a long-term solution that enables refugees to lead healthy, dignified lives and become contributing members of society again. RefugePoint uses a case management approach to serve refugees, by assigning a Case Manager that directs services, ranging from social work, to business training and providing business grants.

    Tracking Comprehensive Service Delivery and Impact

    Using TaroWorks’ mobile field service app and a system designed with Vera Solutions, RefugePoint is able to reach approximately 10,000 refugees per year, and work intensively with a core caseload of about 1,500 refugees. Join them to see how they target, track services delivered, and monitor the refugees’ progress toward self reliance.

    Can’t Attend? – TaroWorks will send the webinar recording to everyone who registers for the live session, so if you can’t make it, do sign up to receive the recording and related information.

    TIME: 10am EST / 2pm GMT / 5pm EAT

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    June 17
    2021

    Turn.io Town Hall

    At our Community Town Hall meeting this month, Penda Health will share how they are using chat to support their primary healthcare services in Nairobi.

    The Khwela Womxn team will share how their chat service is helping women change communities through facilitating experiential learning.

    Lastly, you will get to be the first to hear about our latest product and WhatsApp updates.

    Look forward to connecting as a Community.

    TIME: 6 am PST, 9 am EST, 2 pm GMT, 3 pm CAT, 6:30 pm IST

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    June 17
    2021

    Lessons Learned from Mentoring 1000 Impact Startups with Ian Fisk

    A live, virtual fireside chat and audience Q&A with the Mentor Capital Network’s CEO

    About this event

    Note: This program is a Live Webinar and Q&A that is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device. Premium members of Impact Entrepreneur get complimentary admission to all live and archived webinars.

    Lessons Learned from Mentoring 1000 Impact Startups with Ian Fisk

    Impact enterprise incubators and accelerators see a wide range of startups. The most established of these have screened hundreds of prospective businesses. Then there is the Mentor Capital Network, an impact mentorship program, which was formed in 2002 (initially named the William James Foundation). It has mentored over 1000 companies, helping them raise or earn collectively over $1.5 billion.

    Few are better situated to provide useful insights into the building of early-stage impact businesses than Ian Fisk, executive director of the Mentor Capital Network. In this live fireside chat and audience Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes Ian Fisk to discuss the traits of successful impact entrepreneurs and the characteristics of successfully formed and scaled impact enterprises. We will also discuss the art and science of mentoring double and triple bottom line businesses in their earliest and most vulnerable stages, and the ways in which impact investors are helping the businesses succeed.

    Featured Guest

    Ian Fisk directs the Mentor Capital Network — more than 1,200 individuals who have built, managed, invested in, or studied social enterprises. He has supported 1,000+ companies who are changing the way the world does business, both directly and by building the field of social entrepreneurship through Net Impact, SVC, Accelerating the Accelerators, The Impact Accelerator Network and other organizations by encouraging those supporting impact entrepreneurs to learn from each other. Previous roles include designing and managing programs for Wall Street Without Walls, AmeriCorps*VISTA Entrepreneur Corps, Public Allies, KaBOOM!, Youth Service America, and Hands On DC. He founded or co-founded more than a dozen enterprises, some for-profit, some non-profit, and some non-profit on purpose. Most of which lasted for at least a decade. He has a Yale MBA, and teaches improvisation and storytelling for entrepreneurs, and is old enough to have been the 1st internet coordinator for a U.S. Presidential Campaign.

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    LAURIE LANE-ZUCKER is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, an impact economy business that hosts the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 28,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars. Impact Entrepreneur is a cornerstone field building, research and educational player in the social impact space, and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions. For 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” (Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion Society, which publishes the celebrated Orion Magazine, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, the Triad Institute, and Hotfrog, a Founding B Corporation, GIIRS Pioneer Company, and the first company ever to complete an equity transaction on an impact investment exchange.

    Laurie is the bestselling and multiple award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, having published, edited and written the introductions for celebrated works by Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez and David James Duncan. He is the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing, and is the co-founder of the Place-Based Education movement, having coined the term with Dr. John Elder, and published, edited and written the foreword for the first book on that growing pedagogy. His current writing projects include two chapters (both co-written) for a forthcoming textbook, Sustainability: Business and Investment Implications by World Scientific Publishing. Laurie is also a lifelong student of world wisdom traditions and is the former Executive Director of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization founded by Pir Zia Inayat Khan focused on advancing wisdom in service of social and environmental healing.

    Impact Entrepreneur’s Luminarias Webinar Series features reflective conversations with the leading lights in impact investing and entrepreneurship.

    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT

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