The past 15 months have been very challenging, and during this time e-MFP has engaged with its members and friends and adapted its activities accordingly to best mitigate the effects this pandemic brings to the sector and the vulnerable people it serves.
One of its flagship activities is European Microfinance Week, held annually in November. In order to ensure an international conference with the participation of stakeholders from all around the world, e-MFP has decided to organise European Microfinance Week 2021 virtually, November 17 to 19, building on the excellent experience from the 2020 edition.
European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry, hosting high-level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community (banks and financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs, consulting firms, researchers, and universities) working in developing countries. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government.
When institutions crumble, so does often girls’ access to education. Girls’ education is a two-way street; missing out on school does long-term damage, not only to each girl, but also to the prospects of their communities and countries. We know girls are more at risk of having their education disrupted by poverty, conflict, epidemics or a pandemic like COVID-19, and millions – particularly adolescent girls – may never return to school as a result.
Yet, girls who do receive a quality education are more likely to delay marriage and childbirth and to have greater income and productivity – the basis for breaking the vicious cycles of poverty needed to foster peace and stability. While policies protecting and promoting equality in education might exist, more effective implementation is needed to not only guarantee access, but also ensure quality education – including secondary education, which oftentimes isn’t accessible to the most vulnerable.
So how can keeping more girls in school help support good governance? This event, hosted by Devex in partnership with the Hilton Foundation, will shine a light on the many interconnected ways that girls’ education and women’s leadership can help support the creation of more peaceful, equitable, and prosperous communities.
Discussions will explore how girls’ education can help support good governance and the enabling environment needed to ensure no girl misses out on school even in conflict affected areas, and the ways it can support stable and peaceful societies.
Jo Bourne, Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education
Sarah Browne, Founder, Theirworld
Lydia Wilbard, National Director, CAMFED Tanzania
Barbara Chilangwa, Executive Advisor – government relations, CAMFED
Moderator: Rumbi Chakambra, Associate Editor, Devex
Time: 10 A.M. ET/ 4 P.M. CET
The ocean’s vast resources remain dangerously exploited and poorly understood. Ocean health continues to deteriorate as a result of climate change, pollution and poor resource management. Humanity’s essential relationship with the ocean is under increasing pressure, and careful stewardship is needed to manage ocean resources safely and sustainably.
As ocean-based industries grow in number and scale, they must find ways to operate that minimise their impact on ocean resources. Ocean engineering connects mankind’s infrastructure requirements with the ocean environment and the protection of people working or travelling on the ocean. This webinar will explore the importance of effective ocean engineering for the safe and sustainable use of marine resources, and will highlight the challenges, risks and opportunities as ocean-based industries continue to expand.
Individuals, private sector and public sector organisations will be key stakeholders in the healthy future of the ocean and should work together to improve stewardship and the safer use of the ocean. How can these “ocean citizens” bring aboard the public and make them a key ally in ensuring the safeguarding of ocean health?
Key talking points:
- What are the trends and predictions for ocean-based activities and the evolving social views of the state of the ocean?
- How can ocean engineering and future ocean structures play a part in the safe, sustainable use of the ocean?
- How can “ocean citizens” raise public awareness and engagement in restoring ocean health?
How can you win $10,000 and get published? What is diversity, equity and inclusion? How can you enter this competition? What’s the best way to start writing a case study? What are the unique characteristics of a case study? All these questions and more will be answered in this informational webinar that will provide an overview of the 2022 DEI Global Case Writing Competition, sponsored by the William Davidson Institute, WDI Publishing and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The webinar will discuss the structure and elements of a case study and teaching note, as well as common challenges in writing a case and how to overcome them.
Please join them to learn how to enter this competition that is focused on encouraging and rewarding the development of new, relevant, academic case studies focused on DEI in business-related settings.
Topic: ESG Webinar: Environmentally-Focused Investing
– An introduction to an emerging sector: “green” technologies powering the global maritime industry.
– A discussion on how to capitalize on the growth in these global companies working to make our planet greener.
– Expert insight on how BSEA, the world’s first green technology shipping ETF, fits into an investor’s portfolio.
For more information on ETFMG’s Breakwave Sea Decarbonization Tech ETF, visit: etfmg.com/BSEA.Time: 1 PM ET