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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 25

    DEVEX @ WHA 75

    Devex will host a one-day, hybrid event (yes, we’ll have an in-person event) in Geneva, Switzerland on May 25, 2022, accompanied by an online broadcast to bring you exclusive interviews, expert analysis, and insider coverage of the week’s most important conversations.

    The past two years have proven that the world needs to be more prepared for the next pandemic, even as the response to COVID-19 has bolstered preparedness through the birth of new initiatives, interest in the creation of new institutions, and debate on how to change what has long been the status quo. This year governments will convene at the 75th World Health Assembly to discuss details surrounding new pandemic preparedness instruments, while the matter of ending the current pandemic remains high on the agenda.

    The exclusive, in-person portion of the event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. The virtual program will include the livestream of the in-person portion and two additional hours of programming. We’ll give you a front row seat to the major decision points at the 75th World Health Assembly and an opportunity to learn how current and future initiatives can protect the world from global health threats.

    Guests joining us in person are also invited to attend a cocktail hour following the main programming, with opportunities to connect with other leaders in global health from around the globe.

    Livestream: 1:00 p.m. CET | 7:00 a.m. ET

    In-Person: 4:00 p.m. CET

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 25

    How Nyaka Created an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System to Improve Community Health Care in Uganda

    While monitoring the health of communities in the hardest to reach areas of Uganda, Paul Nzerebende, MEAL Manager at Nyaka, knew there was a better way to store medical records. Before adopting SurveyCTO in 2021, they were filing patient data on paper, which made it hard to track, analyze, and access—which also limited the medical guidance Nyaka’s fieldworkers could provide to their patients.

    As a long-time user of SurveyCTO, Paul knew that the platform had all the necessary functionalities to create a highly efficient digital system so Nyaka’s community clinics could collect, analyze and visualize data. Leaning on his programming skills, he was able to integrate SurveyCTO with Google Data Studio (GDS) to build interactive dashboards, which allowed him and his team to easily visualize patient data on the spot.

    On May 25th, we’ll host a webinar with Paul to learn how he created Nyaka’s centralized Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system using SurveyCTO.

    Nyaka provides community-based programs to address the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in rural southwestern Uganda. Their aim is to ensure that each child has access to clean water, nutritious food, medical care, and information to keep them safe and healthy.

    In the webinar, Paul will share:

    • How he set up the EMR system using SurveyCTO and Google Data Studio
    • The system’s impact on Nyaka’s work, service delivery, and partners
    • The pros and cons of the ERM system
    • Opportunities it presents for medical records in the future

    Time: 9 AM ET/ 1 PM UTC

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 25

    The Role of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) In Safeguarding Global Health

    In this webinar, we will examine the linkages between water, global health and human rights.

    Every person needs a sustainable supply of clean water: for drinking, washing, cooking and cleaning. However, despite being a basic human right, 2 billion people still lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 3.6 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Moreover, 2.3 billion people lack access to basic hygiene practices, compounding the effects on people’s health. Safeguarding global health – and ensuring prosperity for all – cannot be achieved without ramping up efforts to provide universal WASH.


    • HRBA, groundwater and human access to water: Jenny Grönwall, SIWI
    • An Overview of Country Responses to COVID-19 on ‘Safe Return to Schools’: Henning Göransson and Ricard Gine, SIWI
    • A human rights approach to the provision of toilets in public spaces: case studies in Latin America: Laura Vargas, SIWI

    Time: 15:00 – 15:15 CET

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 26

    The Rise of the Emerging Manager

    Despite the increased demand for private alternatives, investing in top venture capital funds still remains often exclusive to large institutions and a small group of hyper-connected wealthy individuals.  Because of this, most investors continue to be locked out of the best opportunities. A new segment of managers is however, becoming increasingly appealing to family offices and fund of funds – that of the emerging manager.

    Join this session with Emerging Manager, R3i Capital GP Leesa Soulodre and learn:
    – How Emerging Managers are outperforming benchmarks
    – How ESG in Venture is delivering returns
    – How Microfunds are delivering outperformance

    TBLI Circle Members receive 40% discount. 15 euros instead of 25 euros for normal price

    Speaker: Leesa Soulodre

    Time: 9:00 – 10:00 EDT

  • Virtual - 4 Days
    May 30

    World Justice Forum 2022

    The World Justice Forum 2022 will take place Monday, May 30 – Thursday, June 2, 2022, in The Hague, Netherlands and online.Please note that interpretation will be available at the World Justice Forum 2022 in French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian for plenary sessions and World Justice Challenge showcases, and in French and Spanish for online working sessions.

    The complex political, social, and economic effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic have dramatically underscored the importance of building just, open, and accountable governance for all. As rule of law performance continues to deteriorate around the world, however, communities are falling further behind the ambitious goal to “leave no one behind,” set by government leaders in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the longstanding structural inequalities and governance weaknesses that threaten progress. If communities are to achieve a just recovery, withstand the next shock, and fulfill the promise of sustainable development for all, they must strengthen the rule of law.

    To build fairer, healthier, and more peaceful communities, we need a comprehensive rule of law agenda to tackle the root causes of societies’ persistent inability to deliver a dignified life for all. Such a multi-faceted agenda should include:

    1) guaranteeing fair and effective access to justice for all;
    2) ensuring open and accountable government and combating the corruption that cheats people of basic necessities; and
    3) eliminating systemic discrimination and exclusion through the implementation of just laws that protect fundamental rights and equal treatment.

    The World Justice Project and its partners will convene the World Justice Forum 2022 with hundreds of rule of law actors from around the world in The Hague and online for three days of agenda-setting, learning, and action on these themes to ensure the path of recovery from COVID-19 is just and that progress toward achieving the SDGs gets back on track.

    If you are attending in-person, please review local restrictions in place for travelers arriving in The Netherlands:


  • Virtual - 2 Days
    June 3

    Third Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference


    Submission Requirements

    As we hope for the end of the two-year long pandemic, the Third Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference is themed around the post-COVID “new” normal in subsistence marketplaces.

    We aim for interdisciplinary, intersector conversations about how this “new” normal is expected for a broad range of low-income consumers, entrepreneurs, communities and marketplaces around the world. Some of the topics we aim to discuss include but are not restricted to the following:

    • Health care practices
    • Entrepreneurship transformation
    • Consumer behavior adaptation
    • Environmental sustainability consequences
    • Academic research practice transformation
    • Educational trends
    • Business practices

    Our interactive, immersive virtual forum will be themed around envisioning a new normal in a post-pandemic world that addresses stark inequalities locally and globally in subsistence marketplaces. The conference purposefully includes a blend of virtual interviews with subsistence consumers and entrepreneurs in different countries, plenary sessions, participatory workshops, special topical sessions and presentations of papers submitted in response to this call. Academics, students, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, and business and nonprofit practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts of individual presentations, sessions or workshops.

    The conference will also provide a forum for the new journal and web portal – Subsistence Marketplaces. The purpose is to create a space for the unique bottom-up approach from micro-level foundations that this stream of work represents. Details are available here and here and partially listed below.

    Abstracts for individual presentations or sessions (1,000 words max) are due March 13, 2022 to

    Submissions for Journal Review for New Journal on Subsistence Marketplaces

    A special issue or a special section of the recently launched journal titled Subsistence Marketplaces is likely to be published based primarily on articles developed from research presented at the conference and submitted to the review process. However, submission to the special issue will also be open to research not presented at the conference. Prior conferences have led to a book (Advances in International Management series by Elsevier in 2007), and special issues/sections of journals (Journal of Business ResearchJournal of MacromarketingJournal of Marketing ManagementJournal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Consumer Affairs). Further details will be available as they are finalized. A tentative schedule is as follows.

    Submission Deadlines for Full Drafts

    • September 30, 2022: Deadline for paper submission after incorporation of comments from conference participants and conference chairs
    • November 30, 2022: Feedback to authors after peer review
    • January 31, 2023: Deadline for revised submission
    • May 31, 2023: Final deadline for subsequent revisions
  • Virtual & In-person - 4 Days
    June 6

    2nd Annual Sustainability Week US

    How will the promise of a green future be kept?
    June 6th – 9th 2022 | Virtual and Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)

    Join us for the 2nd annual Sustainability Week US

    Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week US will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world to discuss what actions they will take to prevent a climate disaster and deliver on the promise of a green future.

    Event format:

    This event will be a hybrid format, taking place in Washington, DC and virtually.

    • Monday, June 6th – virtual day
    • Tuesday, June 7th – in-person day in Washington, DC
    • Wednesday, June 8th – virtual day
    • Thursday, June 9th – virtual day

    Why attend?

    • Meet over 6,000 industry experts in the space
    • Hear from real-life case studies from leading chief sustainability officers
    • Understand how to future proof your business for a net-zero future
    • Gain insights into how to effectively deploy ESG
    • Discover how new climate policy might impact you
    Speaker, Webinar
  • CONRAD | Washington, DC - 2 Days
    June 7

    Social Innovation Summit

    Social Innovation Summit is a global social impact community. Our annual events and experiences welcome the greatest innovators, changemakers, wayward thinkers, and black swans to come together to make real and lasting change towards social good. These events are magnets for people who think differently, act differently, and want to expand and disrupt models.

    If we are obsessed with anything, it is great people. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea. Our platform provides numerous engagement opportunities annually, bringing together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.

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