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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    June 18
    2018

    Webinar: The SDGs, IRIS, and the Investor Perspective

    How can your impact measurement and management (IMM) practice leverage the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We invite you to join this webinar to learn more about the SDGs’ connection to IRIS, and to see how two different investors are integrating the SDGs into their impact measurement and management (IMM) practices.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    June 12
    2018

    Using Strategic Communication to Advance Universal Health Coverage

    Realizing UHC will require deliberate, tailored communication strategies that effectively engage and improve knowledge of and create buy-in for change among a diverse group of stakeholders – including political leaders, health care purchasers, providers, patients, suppliers, and civil society groups.

    Join USAID’s Health Finance and Governance Project and the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage as we reflect upon country-level challenges, experiences and best practices in leveraging strategic communication to achieve UHC. We will also be launching two resources – Strategic Communication for UHC: Practical Guide and accompanying Planning Tool – designed to help practitioners plan and implement effective communication strategies for UHC.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    June 6
    2018

    Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers Report Webinar

    Following the launch (May 16th) of the FIBR report, “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” we are hosting a follow-up webinar to present the paper and its insights.

    As one of the first reports that looks at AI applied to financial services in Africa, this webinar is for fintech companies and FSPs in Africa, that might be interested or looking to move into AI. By presenting insights from the report and having a panel discussion, we seek to create awareness around the real-use cases of AI for FSPs that can augment the ability of companies to do business better.

    Panelists:
    Matt Grasser, Deputy Director of Inclusive Fintech | BFA
    Qiuyan Xu, Chief Data Scientist | Cignifi
    Andrea Ottina, Chief Business Development Officer | Access Tanzania
    Sheel Mohot, Partner | 500 startups

    Moderated by Jane del Ser, Insights & Influence at BFA

    Related content:
    Read the report – http://bfa.works/ai-launch
    An Experimental Gallery of AI Applications for MSMEs and PAYGo – FIBR.AI

    FIBR stands for Financial Inclusion on Business Runways and aims to learn how to transform emerging business data about low-income individuals and link them to inclusive financial services to deepen financial inclusion and its impact. FIBR is a project of BFA in partnership with Mastercard Foundation.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    May 30
    2018

    Best practice safeguarding in the digital era

    Development organizations are increasingly designing and engaging with children and young people online and through mobile devices. The digital world is rich with opportunity yet rife with safeguarding pitfalls. How can we ensure safe spaces for digital engagement? Can we make the most of digital data while also protecting people’s privacy?

    During this webinar, you’ll discover how to move beyond a compliance lens to a more holistic approach. You’ll also hear from our speakers about the successes and lessons learned they’ve experienced with putting digital safeguarding into practice.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    May 23
    2018

    Can digital interventions influence behavior change?

    Digital platforms and communication tools have transformed the way we seek information and interact with others. Organizations are utilizing the power of digital products to deliver impactful messages and influence positive change in both online and offline communities.

    However, alongside these opportunities, there remains a burning question: can digital interventions actually influence behavior change? Join us for this first webinar of our two-part series with creative non-profit Girl Effect and social science think tank New Knowledge to learn more about how to design digital interventions to deliver behavior change.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    Thursday
    May 17
    2018

    The Changing Nature of Work: Amplifying the Voice of the Financially Vulnerable Worker

    The nature of work has changed and will continue to change, in ways that are hard to predict. But, all indications are that traditional full-time work for one employer will continue to diminish, while other forms of work arrangements flourish. Commonwealth has engaged in research to increase knowledge about the nature of work through the eyes of financially vulnerable individuals working in non- traditional arrangements. We engaged with over a thousand workers from across the country in four ways: a national survey, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and online. Join us for our webinar 2:00 p.m.-3 p.m. EDT on May 17th to learn about our surprising findings.
    This research was generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
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  • Online - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    May 16
    2018

    Webinar 5/16: Making Numbers Count: Choosing the Right Methodology to Estimate Health Expenditure

    The Health Finance & Governance (HFG) Project, funded by USAID and led by Abt Associates, is a six-year (2012–2018), global project designed to improve health finance and health governance systems, leading to expanded access to health care and better health outcomes.

    The HFG Project will host the second of three webinars on health resource tracking entitled, Making Numbers Count: Choosing the Right Methodology to Estimate Health Expenditure. Experts from across the globe will discuss similarities and differences of various resource tracking methodologies and the factors to consider when selecting a methodology.

     

    Panelists:

    • Thomas Mbeeli, Deputy Director of Planning, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia
    • Gemini Mtei, Health Financing Specialist, Public Sector Systems Strengthening Project,Tanzania
    • Tesfaye Dereje, Health Financing Advisor, Health Finance and Governance Project, Abt Associates

    Moderator:

    • Shipra Srihari, Associate, Health Finance and Governance Project, Abt Associates

     

    When: May 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST

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  • Online - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    May 15
    2018

    Microfinance: Revolution or Footnote? Microfinance Over the Next Ten Years

    In this webinar, we explore important questions about the future of microfinance. Our invited speakers Ira Lieberman, Chairman and CEO of LIPAM International and Paul DiLeo, Founder and President of Grassroots Capital Management Corp, will discuss key takeaways from a two-day workshop held at Lehigh University’s Martindale Center with 34 leaders from the global microfinance community.

    The discussion aims to answer the following questions:

    1. What is the current state of microfinance? How did we get here?
    2. What lessons can other financial service providers learn from the microfinance journey?
    3. Will MFIs be displaced by more innovative technologies and business models?
    4. What role can investors and others play in making sure that microfinance supports the Sustainable Development Goals?
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