#Heifertogether Live Chat: Why Smallholder Farmers Are the Answer to Resilient Food and Farming Systems
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman will join Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari to discuss why government support for smallholder farmers is key to scaling up localized food systems that are more resilient in times of crisis.
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
This webinar is focused on evaluating the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted social incubators across India. We also shed light on the problems faced by incubators in each sector- Agribusiness, Health, Energy, Education & Employability and highlight the effects of this pandemic on incubators supporting women entrepreneurs and/or women beneficiaries.
The agenda of this session is to facilitate cross-learning among socent incubators and their stakeholders to evaluate the status quo and brainstorm the way forward.
Topic: Covid-19: The Incubators Roundtable
Date: 29 May 2020
Time: 1700 – 1800 IST
1. Premnath Venugopalan, Director, Venture Center
2. Sucharita Eashwar, Founder, Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE)
3. Karthik Chandrasekar, Founder, Sangam Ventures
4. Priyanka Agarwal Chopra, COO & Managing Partner Seed Investing, CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad
5. Srikant Sastri, Chairman of the Board, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park
As Prelude to Postponed In-Person Conferences to be Rescheduled for Summer, 2021 (8th Subsistence Marketplaces Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and Third Subsistence Marketplaces Bottom-Up Immersion Conference, Puebla, Mexico)
Online learning experiences about subsistence marketplaces have reached thousands of learners in the last decade. (Examples include on-campus courses with virtual immersion, Coursera courses and online MBA courses, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and ongoing initiatives at Loyola Marymount University). Our content ranges from online simulations, to virtual reality, multi-media case studies and day-in-the-life videos, and live virtual interviews, all of which will be featured in the workshop. Guided by designers who pioneered these initiatives, participants will first take on the role of learners and then codesign learning experiences. This workshop will be of interest to a broad range of educators, irrespective of discipline and specific interest areas.
Big Path Capital presents the USA Virtual Impact Capitalism Summit on June 2, 2020. At the Summit, US leaders in impact will discuss and chart impact investing’s new role in the age of COVID-19. We hope you are able to join the conversation.
Time: 10:00am – 05:00pm (EDT)
These online forums will allow you to meet other business operators ‘virtually’ for expert-moderated interactive online discussions. Here you can raise questions on issues you might be facing and as a global community we will mobilise our collective experience and expertise to listen and try to provide practical assistance.
Date & Time: Jun 3, 2020 10:00 AM (AEST) / Jun 2, 2020 8:00PM (EDT)
From Research to Policy in School Management and Accountability: Rigorous Evidence From Randomized Evaluations
Researchers are currently evaluating many innovative systems-level approaches to improving school management and accountability in different contexts around the world. How can researchers collaborate with educators and policymakers to produce research that builds the body of evidence on school management and accountability while also helping policymakers make improved policy decisions in contexts of limited resources?
Time: 10 – 11 AM EDT
The Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Group and FinEquity are delighted to cohost a 90-minute virtual roundtable discussion on COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Empowerment, with a focus on employment and entrepreneurship.
The discussion will explore the impact of COVID-19 in these areas of women’s economic empowerment and how projects and organizations are responding to these challenges in practical ways. The virtual roundtable will serve as an opportunity for members to share actionable insights that can inform the work of others in this space.
We want to hear from you about how you are adapting your projects, approaches, and tools in response to the COVID-19 crisis and what you are seeing as emerging lessons-learned and good practices. To ensure a vibrant and highly interactive discussion, we ask that participants interested in sharing insights register and complete the section outlining resources and insights they plan to share during the roundtable. Based on the information you provide, moderators will invite specific participants to share their insights on particular topics during the call. If you would prefer to simply listen to the discussion, simply register and tune in.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope you can join the discussion!
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
In times of crises, resilience and innovation breed winners, and Angel Investors are well positioned to capture the opportunity. During the last recession, angel activity increased 34%. A bonus? Impact and sustainability-focused themes are emerging as leading investment and diversification strategies.
Now the challenges: How do you assess the opportunity in these unprecedented times? With so many enterprises in need, how do you distinguish the ones with strong foundations and potential for growth? Where can you make the biggest impact?
We’ve got you covered. Join IIX and CRIB for our Virtual Pitch Session, featuring pre-screened investment opportunities from the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing, IIX’s Impact Partners. Session features:
- Bangladesh-based cleantech firm, named the ‘Airbnb of Energy’ by Fast Company
- Healthtech firm serving rural Philippines & Cambodia with digital health services
- Edtech firm providing education-to-employment support to 2M+ in the Philippines
Webinar Title: Virtual Pitch Session: COVID-Resilient Angel Investing Opportunities in Southeast Asia