The 2017 SEEP Network Annual Conference will bring together leading practitioners, funders, research organizations and private sector actors dedicated to promoting more inclusive and resilient markets and financial systems. Under the conference theme – Catalyzing Transformative Change – we will deepen our understanding and commitment to approaches that bring about large scale positive change.
We will explore insights garnered from behavioral science that enhance impact, strategies that positively address discriminatory social and cultural norms, incentives that help catalyze change in relationships of market actors and engage private sector firms, and transformative new technologies. We will share proven practice and innovative strategies that modify both the structure and dynamics of market systems in ways that contribute to greater empowerment of vulnerable populations. Likewise, we will also examine the important change processes within programs and organizations that lead to more adaptive management and effective learning.
The learning agenda is organized around four technical tracks:
- Resilience through Market Systems
- Markets, Food Systems and Nutrition
- Financial Inclusion and Customer Empowerment
- Adaptive Management and Organizational Change
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Trade is a vital driving force for growth and poverty reduction in poor countries. It has the potential to turn the tide on human development and build prosperous, stable democracies so they no longer require external aid support. The UK has already recognised the huge potential of trade and has prioritised it in its international post-Brexit approach. However, many of the poorest countries in the world still face significant barriers to their ability to trade and are therefore unable to secure vital progress for their people.
As the UK reshapes its trade policy in light of Brexit, this is a critical time to examine the opportunities for the UK to support its existing and new developing countries partners to trade more and trade better. Crucially, this includes putting the interests of the poorest countries at the heart of all trade negotiations, amplifying their voices on an international stage and rejecting emerging protectionist trends. Taking an ambitious, ‘gold standard’ approach will deliver ‘win-wins’ for both poor countries and the UK.
You do not need to register to attend this event – anyone with a pass to the Conservative Party Conference is welcome to join this discussion. If you have any questions, please contact Hanna Nomm on firstname.lastname@example.org.