Join Katrina Becker, Manager of the FINNOVATION Fellowship Program,for an informational webinar to learnabout the fellowship program and application process.
Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development and working in Jordan and Egypt, the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) stimulates increased women’s economic empowerment through a market systems approach. AWEF has been one of DFID’s flagship women’s economic empowerment programmes and the first to innovatively apply a market-systems development approach to enhance women’s participation in markets.
Over the past five years of implementation we have learned a lot about the practicalities of applying a market systems development (MSD) lens to delivering access and agency benefits for disadvantaged women. Through our interventions we have aimed to embed new models and practices that change how market actors engage with and empower women as consumers, producers and workers.
As AWEF comes to an end in April 2020, the purpose of this webinar is to share emerging lessons and results on the unique AWEF approach and to present lessons from our upcoming Practitioner Learning Brief on Making Digital Finance Work for Women in the MENA Region. The webinar will focus on practical learning and aims to encourage others to apply a similar MSD-Women’s Economic Empowerment (MSD-WEE) approach within existing or new programmes in the MENA region and globally.
Time: 9 – 10 am EDT
Our session will include key advice based on readiness questions below, and 30 minutes of open Q and A.
Expert facilitators include:
Cathy Clark, Faculty Director of CASE and CASE i3 at Duke
Caroline Bressan, Managing Director of Open Road Alliance
Anushka Ratnayake, CEO of MyAgro
Key topics they will cover:
- Cash and cash management
- Managing internal and external stakeholders
- Time for a new business model? How do you adjust?
- Approaching new investors with the right ask
Background questions for entrepreneurs to consider:
- What can your board do to help you through this challenging time?
- What are your bad and worst case scenarios and how would you navigate through them?
- What has to change about your business model to survive this crisis?
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- Palladium Impact Capital: Supporting Entrepreneurs in a Time of Crisis
Time: 12 pm EDT
On April 16, 2020, Devex, Satellite Applications Catapult, IPP CommonSensing, and the UK Space Agency will convene a digital panel of experts to draw attention to the need for more and better financing to support climate resilience in Small Island Developing States. The high-level panel will generate insights and perspectives on the ways in which finance towards climate change can be improved in low- and middle-income countries, how financing mechanisms can be better tailored specifically for Small Island Developing States, and what the future of climate finance looks like. They will also explore the role of projects such as CommonSensing in helping to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change and extreme weather events in the Pacific region.Join the online conversation using #TurningtheTideTime: 3 pm ET