COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South | the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A View From Jordan
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists around the globe, refugees are faced with dual hardships of disease and displacement. What are the economic impacts on refugees during and after lockdowns in urban contexts? How can subsidized housing assistance promote integration goals? What specific challenges do Syrian refugees in Jordan face, and how has the pandemic further exacerbated these issues? What are the specific challenges faced by adolescents?
Please join Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) for the second webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them.
Please note that the webinar will be recorded and the recording will be posted online, but only panelists/speakers will be visible and identifiable during the webinar, not attendees who register using this form (attendees’ names and faces will be hidden during the webinar).
Time: 11:00 AM ET
Empowering MSMEs: Creating a Better Banking Experience for Women-Led Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Kenya
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Women’s World Banking partnered together from 2016 to 2019 to optimize financial and business support services for women-led micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya. Our research finds that a combination of financial and business support services for this segment creates opportunities for both customers and the institution.
In the short-term, this program expands access to a range of services for MSMEs, and particularly for women-led MSMEs. It increases customer satisfaction with the institution, and it drives profit. In the long-term, this program contributes to the business growth of MSMEs, supports the economic empowerment of women business owners, and provides a roadmap for financial institutions in Kenya and throughout the region to serve the MSME segment.
Join us—Women’s World Banking, KCB, and the Argidius Foundation—for a discussion on this research and its implications.
Time: 8:00 AM ET