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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    October 20
    2020

    Small Businesses, Big Opportunities Event Registration

    The economic fallout from COVID-19 is pushing America’s small businesses to their limits. More than 1 in 4 small businesses are considering closing and over 40% of Black-owned businesses have permanently closed. While these closures represent a severe blow to the American economy, there is an opportunity here to rebuild these small businesses to be more resilient than ever by doubling down on proven and innovative solutions.

    Please join President Bill Clinton, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, and a diverse range of problem-solvers who are at the forefront of developing these solutions. By realizing the promise of digital technology, unlocking access to capital, and better integrating small businesses into global supply chains, we have the chance to not only rebuild the backbone of the American economy, but to do so in a way that is more inclusive for all Americans.

    President Bill Clinton and Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga will sit down to discuss opportunities to help small businesses in the wake of COVID-19.  Following their conversation will be a panel on inclusive recovery for small businesses moderated by President Clinton, which will include Andrea Jung, president and CEO of Grameen America, Wole Coaxum, founder & CEO of MoCaFi and Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.

    Time: 1 PM – 2 PM ET

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    October 20
    2020

    COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South

    On October 20, 2020, CEGA will co-host a webinar with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them. While registration is not required, CEGA encourages those interested to fill out this short survey with your name, affiliation, interest in the topic, and any questions you have for the panelists.

    If you’d like to be notified about future CEGA events and haven’t already subscribed to their newsletters, please do so here: https://berkeley.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=70a92598dcbca62d93d504ee9&id=a515c8d2de

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  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    October 20
    2020

    Emerge Insights

    As millions struggle financially during the global pandemic, organizations recognize the need to take their financial health efforts further. Introducing EMERGE Insights, a free event on our EMERGE Digital platform.

    Join Emerge Insights free online webinar October 20-21 as they explore the trends shaping the financial health landscape, identify proven solutions, and share how to develop an effective financial health strategy informed by a culture of measurement.

    Turning the Corner on Financial Health

    Widespread unemployment, business closures, credit challenges. In the wake of COVID-19, organizations are stepping up to help the most vulnerable weather the current crisis – while also building a more sustainable strategy for their business.

    At EMERGE Insights, explore new data on how households are faring financially and lessons from industry influencers on what’s working – and what’s not – to help consumers and businesses turn the corner on financial health.

    Movers, Shakers, and Decision-Makers

    Wondering if EMERGE Insights is right for you? Our events draw leaders from across the marketplace, including banks and credit unions, fintechs, nonprofits, policymakers, researchers, and employers helping to shape the future of financial health.

    Exclusive Insights from Industry Experts

    Tap into the minds of top thinkers in the space – right from your own home. Kick off your shoes and sit down with leading influencers and visionaries as they share innovative solutions for advancing financial health.

     

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  • Virtual - 5 Days
    Monday
    October 26
    2020

    2020 SEEP Annual Conference: Disruptive Collaboration

    This year’s conference will engage hundreds of practitioners from around the world in disruptive collaboration to unlearn, learn and take collective action.

    Our flagship event, the SEEP Annual Conference gathers leading global thinkers and doers, at the forefront of economic inclusion and social empowerment efforts across the world. The SEEP Annual Conference is a unique forum where we debate bold ideas and learn openly from our failures, and challenge our own assumptions to build the next generation of development solutions in and beyond market systems.

    The SEEP Annual Conference will be very different this year. In response to the rapidly evolving global crisis and with our steadfast commitment to creating a meaningful and safe experience for our community, we know that the in-person 3-day conference model of years past will not be possible this year. We have decided to move to an entirely online forum with enhanced interaction and dynamic learning spaces, taking place on October 26-30, 2020.

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the social and economic upheaval it has caused, has resulted in deep uncertainty and has accelerated SEEP’s own journey of becoming a more agile network and team. The 2020 conference theme, Disruptive Collaboration: navigating a radically uncertain world, embodies this discomfort.

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  • Virtual - 5 Days
    Monday
    November 16
    2020

    European Microfinance Week

    It has been a difficult few months and during this time we at e-MFP have engaged with our members and friends to mobilize resources and adapt our activities to best mitigate the effects this pandemic brings to our sector and the vulnerable people we as a community serve.

    One of our flagship activities is European Microfinance Week held annually in November and with it in mind, we have been closely monitoring the public health situation globally. Now more than ever it’s vital to connect and gather together the inclusive finance world to find solutions to the most pressing issues of the sector.

    However in the face of the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve taken the decision to gather responsibly and this year EMW 2020 will go online 16th – 20th November.

    We are considering how this special edition online EMW 2020 might look like and how best to deliver the EMW goals of exchanging knowledge & connecting the financial inclusion sector and have reached out to our members for their input.

    More information will be available soon!

     

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  • Virtual - 5 Days
    Monday
    November 16
    2020

    Future of Healthcare Week Asia: Building Sustainable Systems for the Future

    The covid-19 pandemic has tested every country’s healthcare system, shining a light on the weaknesses in many and demonstrating areas of excellence in others. This coming November, during The Economist’s Future of Healthcare Week Asia, they will bring together healthcare leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region to take stock of lessons learnt and discuss what needs to be done to strengthen healthcare systems for the future.

    Over the course of the week, policymakers, healthcare providers, academics and scientists will come together with representatives from industry, associations, charities and the finance sector to consider the issues that need to be overcome, and measures that need to be put in place, to build resilient healthcare systems that will withstand the test of time. Discussions will address matters including the long-term implications of covid-19, the digitisation of healthcare, vaccine development, data collection and interoperability, precision medicine, cancer care, antimicrobial resistance, healthy ageing, chronic diseases and new technologies.

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  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Thursday
    April 22
    2021

    17th Annual Global Microfinance Forum

    Summary

    DEVELOPING THE MICROFINANCE INDUSTRY IN THE NEW REALITY

    The current economic environment has significantly affected the microfinance sector: MFIs’ operations, portfolio, and liquidity, as well as ways of cooperation and information exchange with the other microfinance stakeholders. Many financial markets see the changing value of the local currencies, prices for goods and services, and costs of hedging, and decreasing opportunities of attracting the new investments. Microfinance sector players struggle with debt repayments, meanwhile moratoriums and restructurings become a widespread measure introduced to support the sector development. In addition, a slowdown in the real economy makes the clients of MFIs even more vulnerable, hence it requires the respective transformation of existing systems, policies and approaches.

    The 17th Annual Global Microfinance Forum by Uniglobal will cover a range of topics that make this forum appealing to MFIs, investors and other industry players from all over the world. It will bring on board a solid network of professionals and senior level experts who will share their experiences and views on the current sector challenges and opportunities, as well as expectations and predictions about future trends in microfinance. During multiple sessions the participants will discuss how MFIs adapt to and run in the new reality, current complications for microclients, specificity of moratoriums on debt repayments, rising importance of digital transformation and many other important topics.

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