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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    May 18
    2021

    Poverty Traps and Microenterprises: How to Catalyze Asset Accumulation for Entrepreneurs

    The expansion of access to finance and other anti-poverty programming such as cash or asset transfers can have strong impacts on poverty alleviation—but only for certain types of beneficiaries. What do we know about the households or enterprises that are most likely to benefit from these policies, and how to reach them at scale?

    This event will explore findings from three recent evaluations on poverty traps and how interventions such as microcredit, asset transfers, and an innovative asset-financing mechanism may move the needle on asset accumulation and income generation for poor households. How can microfinance institutions effectively target the households and enterprises most likely to benefit from credit or the addition of an asset? What product innovations can ensure that borrowers can qualify for the appropriate size or type of asset? Can governments effectively scale interventions like asset transfers or access to capital using microfinance institutions? When, and for whom, might certain interventions not be appropriate?

    Panelists

    – Dr. Muhammad Meki, Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Oxford and Dr. Simon Quinn, Associate Professor, University of Oxford: Asset-based Finance for Microenterprises in Pakistan
    – Dr. Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor, London School of Economics: Why Do People Stay Poor?
    – Dr. Cynthia Kinnan, James L. Paddock Junior Professor in International Economics, Tufts University: Can Microfinance Unlock a Poverty Trap for Some Entrepreneurs?

    Moderator
    – Rebecca Rouse, Director, Financial Inclusion Program, Innovations for Poverty Action

    Time: 9:30 AM ET

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    May 19
    2021

    Partnering for Front Line Health Workers During COVID-19 and Beyond

    The essential role of health care workers has been reinforced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Following the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020, the World Health Organization has designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers to highlight the urgent need for investment to ensure such workers are supported, protected and equipped during the COVID-19 response and beyond.

    Today, too many health and care workers are unpaid or underpaid and WHO forecasts a health-worker shortage of 18 million by 2030. This would leave many low- and middle-income countries ill prepared to withstand the challenges of future pandemics and crises.

    On May 19th, 2021, as an ecosystem event of Devex @ WHA 2021 Devex will host an online event in partnership with GSK and Save the Children, that will highlight the need for upskilling and training community health care workers to strengthen basic health services. It will bring together a range of perspectives, including health professionals from different parts of the world.

    The discussion will also draw upon valuable lessons learned from the GSK and Save the Children partnership – which has trained more than 30,000 health care workers since 2011 – and highlight how long-standing partnerships and sustained investments can support strong health systems during COVID-19 and beyond.

    9 AM ET | 3 PM CET

    Tags
    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    May 20
    2021

    Global Accelerator Learning Initiative: What the Data Tells Us I Co-hosted by ANDE ESEA & India

    For the past five years, GALI has been collecting data on accelerators around the world and the entrepreneurs who seek their support, with a particular focus on accelerators operating in developing economies. By analyzing this data and interviewing dozens of individuals about their experiences with acceleration, the project has been able to release over 30 publications on topics including accelerator effectiveness, the role of gender in startup founder performance, acceleration across different regions, accelerator funding sources, and more.

    They have synthesised the findings, drawing from evidence collected from 2015 up until 2021, into a few key points. The session aims to present actionable insights for accelerator program managers, entrepreneurs, funders, investors, and other stakeholders who support and engage accelerators around the world.

    They invite you to join them virtually for this knowledge sharing on Thursday, May 20 at 11:30–13:00 Bangkok (GMT+7)/ 10:00 – 11:30 (IST).

    Draft Agenda:

    11:30 – 11:40       Welcome & Opening

    11:40 – 12:05       Evidences and Insights knowledge sharing by ANDE

    12:05 – 12:15       Q&A

    12:15 – 12:45       Fireside Chat

    12:45 – 12:55       Q&A

    12:55 – 13:00       Closing

    Time: 11:30 – 13:00 BKK I 10:00 – 11:30 IST

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    May 20
    2021

    Accelerating the Sustainable Economy

    Hosted by Robert Rubinstein

    Learn how ING Group approaches Sustainble Investment in Infrastructure (Green Bonds). Leonie Schreve, Managing director, Global Head Sustainable Finance will share her thoughts and discuss the risks and opportunities.

    Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    May 20
    2021

    Introduction to Kiva’s Environmental Lending – Working Towards a Long-Term Strategy

    The heads of the Green Inclusive and Climate Smart Finance Action Group are pleased to invite you to their webinar series this Thursday, May 20th, at 4pm. They are eager to discuss Kiva’s experience in building a long-term environmental lending strategy.

    Kiva is a US-based non-profit organization with a mission to help underserved communities thrive. Historically, Kiva has pursued this mission through a crowdfunding platform that allows individuals to lend as little as $25 to micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses around the globe who have limited access to capital. In the past 15 years, USD 1.6 billion has been lent through Kiva to over 3.5 million borrowers in over 80 countries.

    Kiva has recently added two new impact lines, Kiva Capital, and Kiva Protocol, in order to expand their service offerings and scale their impact even further.

    As Kiva continues to scale, it is looking to create a long-term strategy with respect to environmental protection. This work will range from defining what types of loans are defined as eco-friendly, what types of activities fit Kiva’s investment model, and what role third-party organizations may have within the strategy.

    Speaker: Patrick Flynn, Investment Manager for Latin America

    Moderator: Davide Forcella, Head of GICSF AG, YAPU Solutions, CERMi

    Register to the webinar

    Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wDA1gyhfSyuihLPXSSKxaQ

    More info on the webinar series by the e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Action Group:

    – Series of webinars on topics related to green inclusive finance
    – Brief presentations by practitioners & academics
    – Opportunity for discussion and networking
    – Material and video available online

    Everyone is welcome to contribute: please contact them if you are interested!

    Natalia Realpe & Davide Forcella
    Heads of the Action Group
    (natalia@hedera.onlinedavide.forcella@yahoo.it)

    More info on the webinar series by the e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Action Group:

    – Series of webinars on topics related to green inclusive finance
    – Brief presentations by practitioners & academics
    – Opportunity for discussion and networking
    – Material and video available online

    Everyone is welcome to contribute: please contact us if you are interested!

    Natalia Realpe & Davide Forcella
    Heads of the Action Group
    (natalia@hedera.onlinedavide.forcella@yahoo.it)

    The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), with over 130 members from all geographic regions and specializations, is the leading network of European organizations and individuals active in the financial inclusion sector in developing countries. e-MFP fosters activities that increase global access to affordable, quality, sustainable, and inclusive financial services for the un(der)banked by driving knowledge-sharing, partnership development, and innovation.

    The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate-Smart Finance Action Group brings together microfinance practitioners to exchange experiences in dealing with environmental issues and develop practical tools to advance green microfinance. The Action Group also acts as a think tank that disseminates its results among e-MFP members and the microfinance sector as a whole, with a view to increasing the awareness of and commitment of key stakeholders to act on environmental issues.

    Time: 4:00 PM CEST

     

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Friday
    May 21
    2021

    Impact Conversations with Aavishkaar Group

    The Aavishkaar Group released its Group Impact Report 2020 earlier this month, and also launched ‘Impact Conversations’ as a tribute to the 55 million women, whose vision has shaped and helped forge the Group’s own Impact journey.

    In Episode 4, Jayesh Bhatia, Managing Director, Intellecap, will be in discussion with Sudha Srinivasan, CEO, The /Nudge Centre for Social Innovation, and 2 other ‘Impactpreneurs’ to highlight the importance of collaboration and resilience in a time like this, and how essential it is for the ecosystem to galvanize itself in order to help entrepreneurs deliver impact.

    This session is being organized in partnership with /Nudge and SOCAP Global.

    Time: 6:30 PM IST / 8:30 AM EST

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 3 Days
    Monday
    May 24
    2021

    Impact Investor Forum Virtual Experience 2021

    Mobilizing private capital for a more sustainable future

    The Impact Investor Forum will be taking place virtually for the first time in May and will mobilize private market institutions to engage with the growing momentum in impact investments and allocations.

    Hear from industry leaders creating scalable, positive change and explore how you can implement impact principles and methodologies into your portfolio to create greater value.

    Join over 300 attendees from specialist impact fund managers, general asset managers and institutional investors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for impact investment professionals.

    Connect with peers and build relationships through pre-event interactive workshops, small breakouts, forum discussions and private messaging. Exchange best practices in delivering impact performance and discuss how to overcome the unique challenges to investment models in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.

     

    Get your data strategy right

    Data is central to impact performance. Learn what measurement frameworks leading funds are using to guide their investor reporting and KPIs for portfolio companies.

    Scale impact

    Hear first-hand insight on how fund managers are formulating their strategy to deliver scaled impact and what this means in practice for staffing, opportunity selection, due diligence and more.

    Investor insights

    Get a view across the investor spectrum, from mission-driven endowments, pension funds, insurance and sovereign wealth. Understand what matters most to them and how to align with their risk, return and impact expectations.

    Tags
    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    May 25
    2021

    UV-C Technology: Effective and Sustainable Biosafety Solutions

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need for disinfection while simultaneously increasing the exposure to hazardous chemicals and large amounts of medical waste. Effective UV-C disinfection systems have gained traction due to their ability to not only mitigate the waste produced from manual disinfection, but also eliminate upwards to 50% more germs than manual cleaning methods. Increased demand for biosafe and clean health and physical spaces has accelerated the adoption of UV-C disinfection systems. The growing market value for the technology was $4.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to rise to $9.2 billion by 2026. UV-C disinfection offers a solution to divert millions of tons of waste from landfills, reduce greenhouse gases emissions, and reduce human health hazards related to the use of chemical disinfectants.

    This webinar will provide insights into the growing biosafety industry and the growth of UV-C Technology along with its many applications. Featured speakers include R-Zero Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead Kevin Samy, Toxics Use Reduction Institute’s Laboratory Director Jason Marshall, and Boundless Impact Senior Research Analyst Fernanda Avila Swinburn. Please join us for this important discussion about indoor environmental health.

    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

     

    Tags
    Coronavirus, Webinar
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