Women play a significant role in the blue economy, yet their input rarely receives the support, recognition and publicity it deserves. The world ocean initiative’s Women and the ocean: Changemakers challenge, sponsored by the nature conservancy, showcases leading female changemakers working to develop business solutions to achieve ocean-related sustainability. Three inspiring women from across the globe, leading the way for a sustainable ocean economy, have won the world ocean initiative’s inaugural changemakers competition. To help bring the changemakers’ ideas to life, they will receive guidance from three renowned female ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship programme.
This session will bring together the changemakers and their mentors to discuss their vision for the blue economy, outline the potential impact of their projects and detail what they expect to gain from the mentorship.
Time: 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST / 4 PM BST / 5 PM CEST
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the economic landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, but it is not yet clear how the effects will differ across countries and what that means for policymakers and the development community tasked to respond.
The webinar will be moderated by Cenfri’s Director, Hennie Bester and will feature the following panelists:
– Herman Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Future Advisory
– Judith Tyson, Financial Sector and Capital Markets expert, Overseas Development Institute
– Hopestone Kayiska Chavula, Macroeconomic Policy Division, UN – Economic Commission for Africa
– Jean Bosco Iyacu, Director of Programmes, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR)Time: 3 PM GMT / 9 AM ET
Want a dose of inspiration? SolveMIT invites you to Solving from Anywhere: a highly curated interactive speaker series featuring social impact innovators and leaders from around the world. Speakers will share expert insights, showcasing innovative solutions and the power of partnerships around Solve’s Global Challenges, including health, sustainability, economic prosperity, and learning. These conversations will spark inspiration, conversation, and new ideas for you to take action and create partnerships—whether you tune in from home, the office, or anywhere.
Time: 12:00 PM ET
The GIIN will host a webinar on the results of the 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey, with a special focus on IMM. This session will be held jointly with the GIIN’s Research team. The session will include ample time for discussion with participants.
Time: 10am ET / 4pm CET
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges (and new opportunities for innovation) for public benefit programs across the United States. In this talk, teammates from ideas42’s Economic Justice focus area will discuss projects in partnership with two state agencies that administer the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (better known as WIC). WIC provides food, breastfeeding support, nutritional counseling, and education to families with children under age 5 who face economic hardship. Through our work in WIC, we will explore important insights to consider when developing and implementing a new innovative approach during the pandemic and beyond. While these insights are most relevant for program administrators, they are also useful for anyone innovating in human service delivery more broadly.
Time: 2-3 pm EDT
For over 10 years Business Fights Poverty NYC has been bringing people together in-person in New York during UN General Assembly week. This year, Business Fights Poverty NYC will bring us together online, building on the success of Business Fights Poverty Online 2020 held in July.
COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, devastating impacts on the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. While efforts have rightly focused on mitigating the immediate impacts, we need to start thinking about efforts to recover and rebuild, because action taken now will have long-lasting effects on people’s well-being and resilience.
The pandemic has exacerbated deep inequalities and fragilities in the current system that have always been there. We as a community have the opportunity and the responsibility to act now to build a better future.
Business Fights Poverty NYC Online 2020, in partnership with Visa, will provide us with the opportunity to collectively set out a vision for what “better” looks like – at the level of society, business and the individual, and spark collaborative action to make this a reality.
Participants will come away with fresh insights and new peer relationships to tackle the most pressing challenges facing business, people and planet.
Using SurveyCTO to Determine COVID-19 Health Outcomes: Discover Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital’s Approach
Early responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have focused on describing the clinical course of the disease and treating the sick. As the pandemic evolves, the availability of robust epidemiological and clinical data is critical to inform future decision-making and allocate health resources appropriately.
In this upcoming webinar, SurveyCTO will turn things over to Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital, which has the unique position of treating everyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kuwait. They’ll share valuable lessons from their efforts to determine infection risk factors and outcomes, which include using SurveyCTO to conduct a retrospective study of patient data from electronic medical records and a series of follow-up phone surveys on discharged patients. Join us to learn how to design and conduct studies and phone surveys on COVID-19 health outcomes.
A member of our expert support team will moderate a 20-minute presentation given by leadership from Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital and then open the discussion to any of your questions. If you miss the live webinar, you can watch the recording that we’ll post in our video library.
What you’ll learn
The efforts of Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital represent one of the first large retrospective cohort studies to summarize demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of consecutive COVID-19 patients in a single country. Based on their experience, you’ll learn broader approaches and best practices related to the following:
- Collecting epidemiological and clinical data related to the incidence of COVID-19.
- Deploying phone surveys to capture COVID-19-related data, such as the recurrence of symptoms, transmission, and self-isolation precautions.
- Protecting the safety of team members and training them on new digital methods of data collection.
Read this research paper published in The Lancet to learn more about the study. To learn more about conducting phone surveys, or computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), explore the CATI starter kit, which offers an automated and scalable approach to using SurveyCTO as a CATI solution.
Time: 9:00 AM EDT / 1:00 PM UTC
Join us for an exciting dialogue with Sanjay Jain (Partner, Bharat Fund), Gaurav Hinduja (Co-Founder & MD, Capital Float) and Samir Shah (Executive Vice Chair, Dvara Trust). Stay tuned as we announce a fourth panelist!COVID has brought about significant challenges for India’s financial system. It has also accelerated the digital adoption of financial services by segments that have been traditionally underserved by mainstream players.We’re going to dive into key trends across products and geographies, challenges around economics and the regulatory action that could transform access for the next billion consumers and small businesses.
Ankur Capital is dedicated to investing in innovative products & technologies that impact the lives of the next billion. With that focus in mind, we have been hosting a series called Ankur Capital Dialogues (ACD) with various thought leaders in the ecosystem. Feel free to access our past sessions here.Time: 5 pm in Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi