Investing in women’s economic opportunities is good business for all, because when more women work, economies grow. However, limited information and data exist on how countries are progressing on the issue and many global economic indices have failed to account for gender discrimination, leading to an incomplete picture of the opportunities available to women in many low- and middle-income countries.On August 5, 2020, Devex and Atlas Network will host an online event that will discuss the need to support more local solutions for women’s economic empowerment, build on-the-ground accountability mechanisms to help drive impact, as well as better ways to measure success in order to build a more inclusive approach to grant making for women’s economic empowerment programs.Time: 12:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CET
Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Emerging Models From Sub-Saharan Africa
This webinar will feature several models and donor perspectives for facilitating market linkages for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe. These models are critical in fostering their economic empowerment and agency to stay HIV-free and safe from violence. We’ll hear from program implementers and donors about the key challenges young women in these settings face and the pathways that can enable them to become successful entrepreneurs and employees- even in traditionally male-dominated trades and sectors. Panelists will also discuss the implications of COVID-19 for economic strengthening.
This webinar aims to provide you with a keen understanding of what models work and can be adapted to similar contexts for economic empowerment of AGYW. You will also walk away with clarity on how COVID-19 is both increasing the economic insecurity of young women and opening up new opportunities for virtual work in the digital economy.
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
In a time when critical data is needed more than ever, how can technological innovations and new methodologies be deployed to more safely collect data that protects people and sustains high-impact projects?
In this virtual panel, leaders in research, international development, and technology will discuss innovative approaches for safely collecting data and sustaining high-impact work. These approaches include safer methods of in-person data collection (e.g., remote training and device management), remote data collection methods (e.g., phone surveys, SMS, online surveys), and opportunities for collaboration and peer learning.
With diverse perspectives from practitioners in field research, the donor community, and multi-stakeholder partnerships, the panel will present a wide-ranging view of adapting data collection for the present and future. Participants will also be encouraged to ask any questions about their own needs for collecting data in ways that protect project staff and beneficiaries and sustain their work.
This panel discussion is being held under the auspices of the Safe People + Data Initiative, which provides methodologies and resources for safer data collection, in response to new challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for safety-focused innovation. The initiative is led by Dobility, Inc. with generous support from its many partners and users on the ground in over 165 countries.
Time: 9 am ET (US and Canada)
75 million school-aged children and youth are in desperate need of educational support, either in danger of, or already missing out on their education. Communities highlight the importance of education during times of crises, yet education appeals receive less than 2% of humanitarian funding. The right to education is most at risk during emergencies but it is also the exact time when it is needed the most.On August 12, 2020, Devex and Education Cannot Wait are hosting a dynamic online event to engage key stakeholders and generate a global conversation showcasing challenges and solutions to deliver a more collaborative and rapid response to the educational needs of children and youth affected by crises, especially.The event will also include the official launch of Education Cannot Wait’s annual report, highlighting important results and lessons learned on how to advance education for the most vulnerable. Together with key experts and high-level stakeholders, we’ll shine a light on the important link between education and peace and development, and showcase solutions to boost access to education for children and adolescents living in crisis-affected countries.Time: 10 am ET | 4 pm CET
#GMIS2020 is set to virtually gather, for the very first time, a cross-section of thought-leaders from public and private sectors, academia, and NGOs, developing and developed countries, to discuss, debate, and shape the future of manufacturing.
Building on the theme of #GMIS2020 – Glocalisation: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Global Value Chains – which was originally scheduled to take place alongside Hannover Messe in April 2020, we have formulated a fresh, forward-looking agenda for the #GMIS2020 Virtual Summit that will frame discussions within the context of the current landscape, exploring the longer-term implications on the manufacturing sector in light of the disruption caused to the global economy, while shedding light on possible technological solutions driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Central to discussions at #GMIS2020 will be the exploration of how the disruption will lead to the transformation of global value chains (GVCs), a phenomenon that will have lasting implications on the manufacturing and production ecosystem.