Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Emerging Models From Sub-Saharan Africa
This webinar will feature several models and donor perspectives for facilitating market linkages for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe. These models are critical in fostering their economic empowerment and agency to stay HIV-free and safe from violence. We’ll hear from program implementers and donors about the key challenges young women in these settings face and the pathways that can enable them to become successful entrepreneurs and employees- even in traditionally male-dominated trades and sectors. Panelists will also discuss the implications of COVID-19 for economic strengthening.
This webinar aims to provide you with a keen understanding of what models work and can be adapted to similar contexts for economic empowerment of AGYW. You will also walk away with clarity on how COVID-19 is both increasing the economic insecurity of young women and opening up new opportunities for virtual work in the digital economy.
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
Crowdfund Mainstreet will host Crowdfunding Expert Bill Huston for an interactive and empowering conversation about using Investment Crowdfunding as a Tool for Economic Development.
Bill Huston is a sought-after global speaker and blogger in the investment crowdfunding space—in 2014, INC Magazine named him a top 19 global crowdfunding expert. Bill focuses on educating entrepreneurs, non-profits and small businesses on how to raise capital using seed and investment crowdfunding, and he has managed dozens of successful crowdfunding campaigns globally in his eight years in the crowdfunding industry.
This conversation is for founders looking to raise capital on their own terms and for community organizations that are ready to engage in fixing finance.
Time: 8:00 AM ET / 11:00 AM PT