With this 2-day executive program, we will take you on a journey. The goal is that your trip will not end here: To use public or philanthropic funds more effectively and mobilize private investment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) needs curiosity, dedication and practical tools that development agencies, public/ multilateral organizations and foundations can effectively put into practice.
In this first stage of the journey, we will map the territory, frame the environment, introduce you to the culture, hint to stumbling blocks and focus on a promising path: How to empower high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach.
Like the Impact Economy, machine learning transforms established ways of doing business. Recent breakthroughs have made this powerful technology accessible to a whole new range of businesses. Impact entrepreneurs are now using this organizational intelligence to pioneer some truly inspiring applications of artificial intelligence — including helping to combat the coronavirus.
This live webinar and Q&A features senior leaders from four growing businesses deeply involved in applying artificial intelligence for social and ecological impact. We will discuss, among other topics:
- How machine learning is being used to help tackle the covid-19 pandemic
- The kinds of problems for which machine learning is well-suited
- Options for impact entrepreneurs in acquiring machine learning expertise
- Challenges and opportunities in funding Impact AI
- Building funder/customer capacity for understanding and applying machine learning
- Opportunities for partnering with philanthropy and NGOs to develop Impact AI
- Using mission to compete with well-funded “big tech” to recruit and retain tech talent
Time: 12-1:15 pm
What role could new financial systems like blockchain play in a crisis? Dante Disparte, Vice Chair of the Libra Association, will join Heifer International President and CEO, Pierre Ferrari, to discuss financial inclusion and why blockchain and Libra will play a key role when dealing with future crises after COVID-19.
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Time: 12 pm
AVPA and the Sankalp Dialogues invite you to join our COVID-19 webinar Series.
This webinar is part of a series organized by AVPA in collaboration with Sankalp Dialogues. We intend to host these webinars every Thursday at the same time to discuss topics that are important to you.
To showcase how a wide range of stakeholders – comprising grant makers, impact investors,NGOs, DFIs, and corporations – are responding to the global pandemic
To share knowledge and look for solutions that work for Africa
To connect implementers with prospective funders
This Thursday, 14th May, we will hear from various speakers on Gender and Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.
Time: 11:00 AM in Nairobi