Episode 7 of Impact Conversations with Aavishkaar Group, titled ‘Energy Access at the Cornerstone of Improving Lives in Emerging Markets’, will highlight the urgent need to address energy poverty, through collaboration to unlock opportunities for access to clean, affordable & renewable energy for the underserved.
Leading this discussion will be Deepali Khanna, Managing Director, Asia for The Rockefeller Foundation. She will be joined by Santosh Singh, Director – Energy & Climate Change at Intellecap, and a leading Entrepreneur voice.
Time: 4:00 PM IST l 6:30 AM EST
Most agribusinesses in fruit and vegetable supply chains are thinking of investing in cold chain technology for increasing productivity, efficiency, and revenue by entering high-value markets, such as export. However, considering the investment required and the uncertainty around future returns, it is very common for businesses to be reluctant to invest and make the right choice around technology.
In order to invest in even the most adequate and cost-effective cold chain elements, the farmer, aggregator or trader must be confident that the operation and market will reward the investment. There are many technical and investment challenges, but with great economic opportunities related to the use of the cold chain that agribusinesses needs to understand.
This webinar has the objective in responding to these questions:
What’s the ROI and lifetime value of on-farm pre-cooling and first-mile cold-chain? What are the factors that increase savings and profitability?
What means energy-efficiency and real-time remote monitoring for cold chain management, what are their benefits and direct contribution to ROI?
Time: 4:00 PM (GMT+2) l 10:00 AM EST
Discover How to Increase Data Security in Your Mobile Data Collection with New Workspaces and Expanded Security Settings
SurveyCTO Collect is even more secure now. Best practices such as industry-leading end-to-end encryption, GDPR-compliant setups, SOC 2 Type 1 certification are already baked into the product, but in our latest release, we’ve added a new set of options to help you improve data security and organize your work. With this new addition, you can be confident you’re using a tool with unmatched security.
If you work on data collection projects for multiple clients or outsource data collection to other organizations, then you’re probably familiar with the hassle of keeping track of various information. To do so, you may even use different ways to separate forms, data, and settings on SurveyCTO Collect. But now you can easily keep things organized using the new SurveyCTO Collect “workspaces”. These new spaces will allow you to clearly separate and restrict forms, data, and settings in each device across different servers, teams, or projects.
Join us on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM EST for our next webinar, where you’ll learn about the new data security improvements.
REGISTER TODAYAs data collection becomes increasingly decentralized, it’s critical to have control over certain mobile settings from the server-side. With this latest release, the new server-side mobile settings will help you gain more control over devices’ security and enforce your organization’s information security policies.
What you’ll learn
In this webinar, discover how to leverage these new SurveyCTO functionalities to your use case as we explore the following:
- Setting up SurveyCTO Collect workspaces
- Configuring workspaces for different servers, teams, or projects; each with its own forms and settings
- Customizing new mobile security settings, such as requiring dedicated workspaces, on the server-side to lock down data on the mobile devices connected to your server
- Enforcing your organization’s information security policies across devices and using new security options and restrictions at the user role level
- And much more!
With these new features, you’ll be able to step up your game and increase your data and information security policy enforcement across all your users, devices, and projects.
How to attend
Register today for this live event that will be held on August 4, 2021, at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM EST. We post video recordings of all webinars in our video library and share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
Time: 1 PM UTC / 9 AM EST
Accelerating the Accelerators 2021: Thriving Forward
About this event
Join purpose-first ESO leaders; accelerators, incubators, competitions, and fellowships from around the globe to learn, collaborate and create the next generation of thriving founders, organizations and support for innovation toward a better world in 2021 and beyond.
DAY ONE (August 10th): THRIVING FOUNDERS – How do we best support the entrepreneurs who run the ventures doing the work on the ground? How do we help them thrive in all areas of personal/professional development?
DAY TWO (August 11th): THRIVING ORGANIZATIONS – How do we best support the ESOs that are training and mentoring the founders? How do we ensure that these organizations are able to grow and scale sustainably?
DAY THREE (August 12th): THRIVING ECOSYSTEMS – How do we ensure that we have a sustainable, accountable, and thriving ecosystem of support for all? How can we eliminate barriers and competition in the impact space of development?
This event has scheduled times each day:
August 10: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
August 11: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT
August 12: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
Tickets are for all 3 Days , attendees will receive calendar invites for each day prior to the event.
Social Impact Organizations working in India are invited to register for the Chat for Impact Bootcamp
Taking place on the 10th & 11th of August 2021, the Bootcamp is aimed at supporting the development and launch of WhatsApp as a messaging platform to advance the work being done by organizations in India, primarily in COVID-19 relief. Organizations working in other areas of social impact, including empowerment of women and communities, education, and health in general, are also invited to register.
One hundred organizations that meet the criteria will attend the two-day Bootcamp, which includes online sessions, pre-event work, and a follow-up session. Registration can be done online by visiting https://chatforimpactbootcamp.
splashthat.com/. Registration closes at midnight (GMT) on 25 July 2021.
The Chat for Impact Bootcamp is a follow-on from the recent Chat for Impact Summit powered by WhatsApp which saw 30 organizations participating in two days of training to advance their goals of addressing societal issues using WhatsApp as a communication tool. The Summit featured keynote speakers Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter (America’s Summit) and Nadia Murad, human rights activist and co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize (EMEA/APAC Summit).
The Chat for India Impact Bootcamp is aimed at supporting and accelerating the work that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are doing to provide vulnerable, disempowered and minority communities with easy and secure access to vital information and support via WhatsApp.
“During the Chat for Impact Summit last month, we identified a need for a bootcamp to support organizations in India working in COVID-19 relief and other areas impacted by the pandemic, including women’s empowerment and rights, legal rights and education. Organizations that are ready and strategically focused to build and drive a successful WhatsApp API should register,” says Simon de Haan, Co-Founder of Turn.io.
“Technology has been the most critical instrument in helping India win against Covid-19. As an easy and accessible platform, WhatsApp has been a preferred medium for several government institutions, municipal corporations, civic actors and volunteer groups to take Covid-19 relief efforts and information to people at scale. We feel honoured to have had the opportunity to work alongside some of these organisations to develop innovative and effective solutions for various communities in India. Through the Bootcamp, we look forward to supporting more such solutions and working with social impact organisations to continue contributing meaningfully, “ said Abhijit Bose, Head of WhatsApp India.
“As Praekelt.org, our Turn.io product was instrumental in allowing us to harness the power of WhatsApp to help INGOs and Governments in many countries to deliver vital information and services to citizens around COVID-19. However, addressing a global pandemic requires radical collaboration, sharing of knowledge and empowerment of local organisations who can deliver grassroots services. The Chat for Impact Bootcamp in India has the power to do this in one of the countries hardest hit during this time and we are excited about this opportunity to share and collaborate for global change – Debbie Rogers, Managing Director, Praekelt.org
Although having used WhatsApp previously or having a messaging service already running is not a prerequisite for organizations registering for the Bootcamp, those with a clear and suitable use-case for WhatsApp will be given preference.
For further information on the Chat for Impact Bootcamp – India or to register please visit https://chatforimpactbootcamp.
Climate change is a growing challenge, with global carbon emissions increasing rapidly and greenhouse gas concentrations at record levels. If we are to reach the Paris climate agreement target of limiting the rise in global temperature to below 2°C, the transition needed will have huge effects on global economic growth.
An essential approach to mitigating carbon emissions is to embrace the circular economy. Endorsed by the G20 energy ministers in September 2020, the circular carbon economy (CCE) approach incorporates clean technologies such as carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) to store carbon underground, along with processes that turn CO2 into value-added products. The “four Rs” of CCE aim to reduce the amount of carbon that must be managed, reuse and convert emissions to valuable products, recycle carbon through natural processes and remove emissions from the system altogether.
The majority of greenhouse gases are emitted by the production of new materials and products, but following the covid-19 pandemic there is renewed resolve among manufacturers to focus on circular approaches. CCE enables all sectors and industries to collaborate in using available technologies and carbon-mitigation options for emissions reduction, and it provides solutions for research and policy in all markets. There is huge potential for the manufacturing and production ecosystem to integrate circular carbon systems at all levels, enabling industrial symbiosis, preventing emissions and creating climate-friendly structures that support sustainable development.
Join the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) and The Economist Events for The Circular Carbon Economy: Managing carbon holistically, a virtual event bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, regulators and academics for a practical discussion on the policy and regulatory reforms needed to successfully advance clean-energy technologies and innovation.
4pm KSA │ 2pm BST │9am EDT
Two days to create a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty WorldThe Sustainable Development event of the seasonTired of these months of pandemic and lockdown? Enough of these videoconferences? Looking for concrete action? Then join us at the Palais Brongniart for a sustainable event, under the sign of impact, with spaces for committed and meaningful dialogues, debates, conferences and workshops!Concrete solutions for a world with Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero PovertyInternational cooperation and solidarity, local innovations, impact investing, climate action, inclusion of citizens and youth… The 3Zero World Forum focuses on key issues and highlights them by presenting thoughts and initiatives from around the world with a strong social and environmental impact!The event is a major meeting point for international change makers from all sectors and placesWhat if the most innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change, poverty and exclusion came from elsewhere? In September, Convergences presents the high impact projects and personalities that have influenced the Forums in Colombia, Greece, Niger, Palestine, the Philippines, Senegal, Tunisia, and many others…
FinovateFall is one of a series of conferences focusing on financial technology (fintech). The event includes demonstrations of new fintech products, networking opportunities and approximately 120 speakers. Although the agenda for this year has yet to be announced, the 2020 agenda included sessions such as Keynote presentations by Pablos Holman, inventor at the Intellectual Ventures Lab; Sarika Sangwan, Global Head of strategy and marketing at Pinterest; and a panel discussion of post-Covid innovation. Details regarding an option to participate virtually are under development.
Background on Organizer: The Finovate Group, a US-based research firm, began offering events on innovation in the banking and fintech sectors in 2007. It is part of InformaConnect, a UK-based research and events firm.
Cost: The full fee to attend is USD 1,899. A “demo days” pass, priced at USD 1,499, covers attendance on September 13 and September 14. The “conference day” pass, priced at USD 899, applies to the proceedings on September 15. Discounts are available for groups, representatives of government and those from eligible fintech companies.
Event Website: https://informaconnect.com/finovatefall/
For more information, you may email register[at]informaconnect.com or – when in the US – call +1 888 670 8200. Regarding speaking opportunities, you may contact Laura Maxwell-Bernier at Laura.MaxwellBernier[at]informa.com or +44 0 20 7017 7149.
By Harriet Ritchie, Research Associate
Sources and Additional Resources
MicroCapital coverage of FinovateEurope; February 11-13, 2020; Berlin, Germany
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