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  • Auckland, New Zealand - 2 Days
    January 24

    Tourism & the SDGs Conference 2019

    The Institute of Development Studies at Massey University will host the 1st Tourism and the SDGs conference (Tourism4SDGs19) from 24-25 January 2019 at our Albany campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

    The Sustainable Development Goals, ratified at the United Nations in 2015 and set to guide global development through to 2030, urge governments, industry and communities alike to engage in direct efforts to work in more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable ways. As one of the world’s largest industries, tourism should address sustainability issues head on. There is certainly a great deal of rhetoric on the virtues and promise of tourism as a tool for sustainable development, and there have been positive steps towards sustainability by many companies, governments and others. However, it is also claimed that the tourism industry has oversold its sustainable potential:  “Tourism hides its unsustainability behind a mask that is all the more beguiling because it appears so sustainable. We too easily imagine that tourism as the embodiment of sustainability, when in reality it may represent unrealized hopes and desires for the world we want to live in, the environments we want to inhabit, and economy we want to participate in” (Hollenhorst et al. 2014: 306).

    This conference on Tourism and the SDGs offers the opportunity for a wide range of scholars and tourism stakeholders to discuss and debate both (i) challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and (ii) ways in which tourism can deliver on its potential to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

  • Cairo, Egypt - 2 Days
    January 24

    Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium 2019

    The second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium provides a forum for dialogue for brings together telecom regulators, central banks, mobile network operators, digital financial service (DFS) providers, standards bodies, international organizations and fintech innovators to share their experience and views on the main challenges to be addressed for scaling up DFS. The main objectives of the Symposium are to:

    • Provide a unique platform for regulators, policymakers and DFS experts to share lessons learned about the different digital financial models and services, the regulatory sandbox approach, ways to mitigate risks in fast changing ICT and digital payment environments, and the impact of emerging technologies on the ecosystem.
    • Showcase digital financial inclusion initiatives and innovations taking place at the international level.
    • Provide thought leadership on digital financial inclusion strategies and technological innovations in the area of DFS.

    The Symposium is a unique platform to share experience and expertise relevant to the latest market trends and policy innovations in financial inclusion and digital finance.

    Venue: ​Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel, First Settlement, Ring Road, 11477 Cairo, Egypt
    Organized by: ITU​ jointly with World Bank GroupCPMI, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Hosted by: ​ ​The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA)
    Participation: Free of charge

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  • Scotts Valley, CA - 2 Days
    January 28

    The World-Changing Women’s Summit

    Picture a place where ancient redwoods tower above, hiking trails extend for miles, and yogameditation, and massageare offered daily.

    Now imagine what it would be like to be at this place connecting with hundreds of other female change agents who are working to make the world a better place.

    See yourself having deep conversations with your peers about what matters most in business, laughing with new friends, and connecting and networking with the leading businesswomen from around the world at a world-class retreat center.

    We’re curating a powerhouse group of female leaders to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for leading and thriving in the conscious business world.

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  • Cape Coast, Ghana - 2 Days
    February 7

    2019 Microfinance Conference

    The Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Legal Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana has been organizing Microfinance Conferences since 2006. The Conference over the years has attracted local and international participants from the industry, academia, governmental organizations and ministries and development partner institutions. The Tenth in the series of the Conference will be organized under the theme: Microfinance and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Mérida, Mexico - 2 Days
    February 18

    2019 Metrics from the Ground Up

    Join ANDE in Mérida, Mexico this February for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets.

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  • Merida, Mexico - 3 Days
    February 19

    Latin American Impact Investing Forum

    The Latin American Impact Investing Forum (Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto), organized by New Ventures, has positioned itself as the most important gathering of social entrepreneurship and impact investing in Latin America. Since 2011, the FLII facilitates meetings and dialogues between the main actors from different sectors across the region: social and environmental companies, corporates, investment funds, foundations, NGO’s, business schools, business media, among others.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 2 Days
    February 21

    Sankalp Africa Summit 2019

    Since its inception in 2014, Sankalp Africa has become one of the region’s leading events for social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The summit witnesses hundreds of game changing social entrepreneurs interact with investors and ecosystem builders every year. Join us for the 6th edition in 2019!

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  • Toronto, Canada - 2 Days
    February 27

    Globe Capital 2019: Financing the 21st Century

    Where leaders in finance, infrastructure and cleantech meet to capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy.

    The clean economy is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime. Global investment in advanced low-carbon infrastructure is projected to reach $90 trillion by 2030. The market for clean technologies is currently worth $1.15 trillion, and cleantech is one of the main sectors that is poised to grow exponentially.

    Join us at GLOBE Capital as we discuss how to align risk and return requirements, become more competitive, and unlock the capital that will help us realize the economic opportunity.

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