In the 1950s, Toyota pioneered “lean manufacturing,” a practice adopted by manufacturers around the world. But lean doesn’t just apply to manufacturing giants. The methodology is just as valuable to businesses of any size and sector that have processes, whether to manufacture a product or to deliver a service. Join the Performance Measurement & Improvement team at the William Davidson Institute as we provide an overview of how the Toyota Production System lean thinking can be applied with businesses in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to improve processes and reduce waste. In this webinar, we’ll show how to empower your company with lean tools and data to strengthen problem solving and bottom-line performance.Time: 7am EDT/ 2pm EAT/ 4:30pm IST/ 6pm ICT
Following a sold out edition in 2022, the Africa Money and DeFi Summit West Africa will again connect industry leaders from the African fintech and crypto industries with international players. Network and do business with leading companies in fintech, payments, decentralized finance (DeFi), ReFi, crypto, Web3, digital lending, FX, digital identity, cybersecurity, insurtech, mobile money, investors, start-ups, regulators and industry stakeholders.
You’re Invited to Demo Day 2023!
We are thrilled to invite you to the 2023 Chat for Impact Health Accelerator Demo Day, a virtual chat for impact event taking place in exactly one week on Tuesday, October 3rd at 2 PM GMT!
Join us to see how ten organisations working in health are using unique chat solutions on WhatsApp to impact global health outcomes significantly.
Time: 10:00 AM ET / 2:00 PM GMT
Colombo, Sri Lanka and Virtual - 4 DaysTuesday
The fifth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific (5th AP Forum) will take place from 3rd to 6th October 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event is jointly organized by the Government of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme, and attendees have the option to participate either in-person or virtually.
The Forum provides a platform for governments, intergovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss and prioritize environmental issues in the Asia Pacific region. It aims to contribute to the outcome of the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) taking place from 26 February to 1 March 2024 in Nairobi, with the theme “Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution”.
The Forum offers Member States and other stakeholders an opportunity to present an Asia Pacific perspective on discussions at UNEA-6. Participants will review the progress of UNEA resolutions’ implementation in the region, as well as the progress made in regional forums and platforms where UNEP is the secretariat. Such forums include the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia, and the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Environment and Health.
Furthermore, the Forum will identify regional priorities and emerging issues, and address challenges and opportunities to strengthen the regional environmental agenda, delivering on environmental dimension of the SDGs, and regional commitments to multilateral environmental agreements. Participants will contribute to the draft UNEA-6 result documents, including ministerial statements and draft resolutions, and will share their insights and ideas to achieving the environmental dimension of the 2030 SDGs.