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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    January 26
    2021

    The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease

    FEATURING

    • Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

    MODERATOR

    • Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour and Board Member, Center for Global Development

    ABOUT THE EVENT

    Join Judy Woodruff and Charles Kenny as they discuss Kenny’s new book, The Plague Cycle, a history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease. The Plague Cycle examines the relationship between civilization, globalization, prosperity, and infectious disease over the past five millennia through to the pandemic of Covid-19. Harnessing history, economics, and public health, it charts the impact of remarkable progress against disease but also the considerable threats that remain.

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    January 27
    2021

    Catalyzing a New Future: From Small Islands to Great Ocean States

    A Devex Event Co-Hosted by the World Economic Forum

    About the Event:

    In the wake of COVID-19, we must capitalize on the opportunity to reset the economic system and build one that incentivizes sustainable and inclusive economic growth with strong private sector participation. By leveraging the power of the 4IR, renewable energy, innovative financing and resilience mechanisms, ocean’s economy, smart policy for investment facilitation and economic diversification, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can become thriving economies of the future.

    On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, Devex and the World Economic Forum will co-host an online event, Catalyzing a new future: From small islands to great ocean states. Together, we will highlight the steps we must take to move the needle on inclusive economic growth and how to put Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the forefront. The COVID-19 pandemic proved existing systems and resources were woefully ill-prepared and insufficient to protect communities and markets from health, socio-economic and political shocks. The pandemic accelerated the fragility of local systems and underlined the importance of long-term resilience building. Any proposed solutions must include the world’s most vulnerable populations living in low-income and/or conflict-affected contexts.

    Time: 7:00 AM ET | 1:00 PM CET

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    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    January 27
    2021

    From Displacement to Development: Challenges and Opportunities to the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia

    Featuring:

    • Helen Dempster, Assistant Director & Senior Associate, Center for Global Development
    • Martha Guerrero Ble, Program Associate, Refugees International
    • Lucas Gómez, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombian-Venezuelan Border
    • Taimur Samad, World Bank
    • Ana Eugenia Durán, IOM Chief of Mission in Colombia
    • Fredy Laiton, Representative of Sunshine Bouquet
    • Toni Vitola, Vice President of COLVENZ, Venezuelan community in Colombia

    Moderator:

    • Stéphanie López, Non-resident contractor, Labor Market Access Project at Center for Global Development & Refugees International

    In the past years, the economic, political, and social collapse of Venezuela has pushed over 5 million Venezuelans to seek protection abroad. With around 1.8 million Venezuelans, Colombia is hosting more displaced Venezuelans than any other country in the world. Colombia has implemented a robust humanitarian response and measures to integrate them into the economy. Yet, despite the generous support, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans still face practical and legal barriers to obtain formal jobs. A situation that has been exacerbated due to COVID-19, which has caused massive layoffs in Colombia, with particularly devastating effects to Venezuelans.

    This event, organized by Refugees International and the Center for Global Development (CGD) as part of the “Let Them Work” Initiative, will discuss the status of the economic inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia, its potential benefits, and possible solutions in the context of COVID. Panelists and speakers will discuss the dynamics of Venezuelan economic inclusion and possible solutions to generate opportunities and development for all.

    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 ET

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    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    January 28
    2021

    Data Drives Impact: Data Science Takes on the World’s Biggest Challenges

    The Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge Awardees Event

    Welcome to Data Drives Impact: The Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge Awardees Event. data.org set out to find breakthrough ideas from all over the world that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

    Last May data.org, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation, launched a $10 Million Challenge to bring these ideas to life. Be the first to hear from innovators on their winning concepts that will transform our world.

    Time: 2:00 PM ET

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    March 4
    2021

    How Artha Resolves Impact Investing Challenges in Our COVID-19 Reality?

    Hosted by

    Impact Investors struggle to find, due diligence, invest, report, and support impact opportunities For many it is a new initiative. Audrey Selian, Head of Artha Impact (Hindi for goal, sense, purpose) will discuss how she has been able to address many of these challenges and dramatically increase interest and money flows.
    Time: 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM EST
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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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