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  • Innovation City Cape Town Darter Studios, Darter Road Longkloof Cape Town, WC 8001 South Africa - 1 Day
    November 16

    In-Person: Chat for Impact Summit 2022

    Speakers confirmed for Chat for Impact Summit ‘22

    One week to go to the Chat for Impact Summit – a gathering of the global impact community that using new technologies like Chat to make a positive impact

    The speakers have been announced for the Chat for Impact Summit ‘22, a hybrid event taking place next week on November 16 and 17 in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The Chat for Impact Summit is an opportunity for the global impact community that uses new technologies like Chat, to gather and collectively share knowledge, opinions, best practices and key insights about how to use Chat to help solve the problems of our time.

    Andy Pattison, Team Lead of Digital Channels at the World Health Organization

    Alex Meadow, Senior Advisor at

    Anubhav Arora, Head of Product at Noora Health

    Ben Supple, Global Head of Public Sector & Nonprofit Partnerships, Meta Business Messaging at WhatsApp

    Caroline Grant Senior Adviser English and Education at the British Council

    Debbie Rogers CEO of

    Harneet Singh, Senior Solutions Architect at Meta

    Jade Abbott, a full stack ML engineer at Masakhane

    Joanne Newton, Head of Partnerships and Business Development at British Council

    Jonathan McKay, co-founder at SameSame

    Laura Botsford, Doing Good 

    Marcha Bekker, Senior Manager: Development and Partnerships at Sesame Workshop

    Marnie Webb, Chief Community Impact Officer, TechSoup

    Mark Griffioen, co-founder at Sudonum

    Milton Madanda, General Manager of

    Neville Teitz, Senior Strategy & Experience Designer at

    Pippa Yeats Co-founder at

    Another exciting part of the Summit will be a series of Demo presentations delivered by the 20 organizations selected earlier in the year for the Chat for Impact 2022 Accelerator. In what will be a fascinating glimpse into how each uses chat to scale their impact, the organizations will demonstrate their unique chat services and their theory of change.

    The final 2022 Chat for Impact Accelerator cohort comprises:

    Cystercare – an organization offering a collaborative care approach, tailored for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) recovery.

    Everwell Health – a social enterprise that invents, designs, builds and deploys user-centric technology for healthcare programmes across the world.

    MedPiper – a health-tech startup that verifies and connects doctors and healthcare professionals (HCPs) with hospitals and healthcare organizations.

    ‍Saajha – an organization catalyzing India’s public education reforms through parent and community leadership. It is building an ecosystem for parents to feel connected and supported in their efforts to impact the lives of children, and drive transformative change – (Support without financial contribution)

    Chalo Network – Chalo Network provides suitable financial, welfare, documentation, identity, and healthcare services to low-income migrant households in India through a strategic last mile agent network.

    EiE Project  – Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria (aka The EiE Project) promotes good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship.

    Prestasi Junior – Prestasi Junior Indonesia is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, that prepares young people for employment.

    Guidepost – Guidepost was established in 2012 to help improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes, a condition that affects more than 400 million people globally.

    Zuri Health – Zuri Health provides affordable and accessible healthcare solutions for people living in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ghana.

    Hera Digital Health – HERA’s mission is to provide a mobile health platform that connects refugee populations with existing healthcare worldwide.

    CARE Nigeria – CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

    Darsel – Darsel is an AI-powered chatbot that helps K12 students learn math in environments with limited devices and internet access.

    Committee to Protect Journalists – The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

    VoteRiders  – VoteRiders’ mission is to ensure that no eligible voter is prevented from casting a ballot that counts due to a lack of acceptable ID or because of voter confusion.

    Taskeen Health – a non-profit organization working on increasing mental health awareness, providing free mental health support, and advocating for mental health policy change in Pakistan.

    ‍Violetta – Violetta is a chatbot service that acts as a “digital confidant” for women facing gender violence, guiding them, answering their questions and connecting them with a professional who can support them.

    NewGlobe – NewGlobe supports national and state governments by creating powerful technology-enabled education systems. An education expert and leader in learning, NewGlobe has unequaled experience in dramatically transforming educational outcomes at speed and at scale.

    Proxalys – ProXalys is a Senegalese startup specializing in B2B commerce, with informal sector retailers as its main target.

    Junior Achievement Americas – As part of one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Americas activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, it creates pathways for employability and job creation.

    Friend – Support for the mental health of people suffering during the war in Ukraine.

    The Chat for Impact Summit ‘22 comes at a time when the world is facing many complex crises, from increased poverty to lack of access to education and healthcare, food insecurity, economic inequality, deepening humanitarian needs, increasing climate changes, gender inequality and more. Within this context, urgent access to information, services and tools that can advance the work of organizations working in social impact is key.

    Having seen the innovative use of chat in health during the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian efforts for refugees, gender inclusivity, and, more recently, as a crisis response tool in the conflict in -Ukraine, the Chat for Impact Summit will celebrate the past year’s innovations and successes as well as foster new collaborations and explore new innovations for the future.

    The Chat for Impact Summit ‘22 is hosted by in partnership with WhatsApp and is the culmination of a series of Chat for Impact bootcamps, webinars and an Accelerator which have been taking place during 2022.

    For more information or to register for the physical or virtual event visit

    Live In Person Event 16 November in Cape Town South Africa – please register here

    Time: 8:30 – 17:00 Cape Town, South Africa

  • Neimënster, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Rue Münster, Luxembourg - 3 Days
    November 16

    European Microfinance Week 2022

    In-person in Luxembourg

    European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the financial inclusion calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance and financial inclusion professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance industry including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the event is widely recognised for its high quality sessions and excellent networking opportunities.

    To book one of the official conference hotels with bus shuttles please visit our hotel booking system.

    Only bookings through this system can benefit from our privileged rates and bus shuttles.

    The conference sessions will be held in English unless indicated otherwise in the programme.

    Public transport is free in Luxembourg – no ticket is required. To plan your journey use

    Time: November 16, 3:00 AM EST –  November 18, 11:30 AM EST

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    November 16

    Don’t Outsource; Build Your Impact Data Capacity.

    We are facing global challenges related to social inequalities and environmental risks. That has led to increased initiatives wanting to create change. However, these initiatives need to know the performance of their activities to get clarity on the intended impact and actual results.

    Are you struggling and spending months creating actionable impact strategies to understand the change? Or, you have a Theory of Change, but now what?

    Validating the Theory of Change, selecting Metrics, framing Outcome questions, and Impact data management are daunting tasks that can NOT be outsourced. However, when an organization becomes self-sufficient in data practices, it can save resources and help you stay compliant.

    Today’s impact management challenges are:
    1. Outsourced evaluation and impact measurement is expensive and not very useful to you
    2. Program managers need to know about navigating multiple frameworks and alignments
    3. Developing your impact measurement system is complex and expensive

    How can we solve all these challenges? This webinar aims to demonstrate how impactful initiatives can make informed decisions to improve and learn continually.

    We will feature the three optimizing modules.
    1. Theory of Change:
    *Build your impact strategy in hours, not months
    *Develop all the data points with the strategy to make them shovel ready

    2. Become a data owner:
    *Design stakeholder surveys to collect feedback
    on products and services
    *Connect survey and other data sources

    3. Continuously learn from data analytics:
    *Develop an impact data dashboard in a fraction of
    the time
    *Save resources in analytics
    *Make informed decisions and external reporting.

    See you all soon.
    Thank you.

    Time: 8:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM EST

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