The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing progress on malnutrition across many low- and middle-income countries, with infants and young children often suffering the worst consequences. Responses such as physical distancing, school closures, trade restrictions, and country lockdowns have disrupted the production, transport, and sale of nutritious and affordable foods, pushing millions of families toward nutrient-poor alternatives.
At the same time, oversaturated health systems are struggling to support children and mothers as already scarce resources are redirected toward the COVID-19 response. In addition, interrupted humanitarian response efforts are further limiting access to essential and life-saving nutrition services in many countries. In order to protect children from and treat children with various forms of malnutrition including wasting, it’s imperative that the global health community ramps up support to children and mothers in need — while ensuring that those at the last mile aren’t left behind.
In order to be truly equitable and effective, nutrition interventions must also target and reach children with underlying health conditions such as HIV, diabetes, cleft lip and palate, as well as persons living with disabilities and chronic diseases.
On Thursday, Sept. 23, Devex will host an ecosystem event on the sidelines of the 76th annual United Nations General Assembly in partnership with Smile Train, exploring what’s needed to gain back the ground lost due to the effects of the pandemic and then accelerate progress on nutrition outcomes while leaving no one behind.
Discussions will also highlight the need to build sustainable and locally led nutrition services to help build resilient health systems able to withstand a future pandemic, including ways to scale up services for the early detection and treatment of child wasting, as well as improving maternal and child nutrition throughout pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood.
This event will include live captioning.
Time: 1 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CET
In this Masterclass, we are excited to hear from Ian Fisk of Mentor Capital Network who will be sharing some statistics on what he has found point to attributes of successful start-ups. We will be looking at data he has collected over years of working with entrepreneurs and in the impact ecosystem across points such as age, gender, education, and business plan aspects.
Time: 11:30 AM—1:00 PM EDT
REIMAGINE! Beyond 2030: Sustainable Development Goals
A one day virtual summit showcasing new and ambitions business strategies for tackling the world’s biggest challenges.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a bold vision for humanity. They are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality and protect the planet by 2030. Now it is time for business to take action.
REIMAGINE! offers the brightest opportunity of 2021 to move beyond box-checking and create a practical framework for actions to achieve the SDGs. Unlock the potential for your business to be not only more successful but also a powerful force for good.
Join world-renowned innovation and design experts, political leaders, economists, inclusion specialists, financial and technology experts, social change activists and next generation leaders as they share tools, knowledge and corporate actions to accelerate progress towards a more sustainable world.
Time: 2PM-8PM BST l 8AM-2PM CT l 6AM-12PM PT
The inclusion of the Gender and Development Forum at UNCTAD 15 demonstrates a commitment by UNCTAD and Barbados to attaining Sustainable Development Goal #5 – “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
As we seek to continue to make strides toward gender equality, it is imperative that we acknowledge the positive advances but also the work still ahead of us. The Forum will provide the opportunity to identify the policies and measures needed to reach gender equality and empower women, and will discuss ways to implement solutions.
Welcome to the All ABOUT IMPACT LEARNING webinar series.
This webinar series will invite social enterprises and nonprofits to share their impact journies. In addition, they will share how they are engaging and learning outcomes from their stakeholders.
They’re thrilled to have Serge Raemaekers, founder of ABALOBI, join them to share his experience of scaling technology for good. ABALOBI is a South Africa-based, global social enterprise. Their mission is to contribute towards thriving, equitable, and sustainable small-scale fishing communities globally through the joint development of Technology For Good.
As with many social entrepreneurs, Abalobi has a mission of changing the way we catch and consume fish. It is very similar to how they farm, use energy, irrigate, commute, or make decisions as a person of color. So what are the challenges in this behavior-changing mission?
This webinar will take the journey of impact experiments. Asking three challenging questions,
What problem is ABALOBI solving?
Who are they solving the problem for?
What are they doing to solve the problems?
ABALOBI is engaging key stakeholders and learning how to overcome any barriers in using products and services ABALOBI is providing. It is essential to have these learnings and following small but solid steps to scale their work.
Sopact team and Serge will have a dialogue on,
importance of stakeholder engagement
designing and executing impact experiments
Learnings from ABALOBI
This webinar is for organizations that engage directly with their stakeholders and understand their social impact evidence. The webinar will show you how you can prove social impact using four simple steps. Join them.
COVID-19 has catalyzed unprecedented changed globally, the digital finance industry included. Since we cannot gather together in Maputo in 2020, Mondato is hosting a webinar series tackling the discussion of “The New Normal” across our industry, showcasing how governments, service providers, investors and regulators are confronting the challenges and opportunities presented by the global pandemic.
- 14:00 – 14:10 – Welcome & Introductory Remarks
- Judah Levine – Chief Executive Officer, Mondato
- 14:10 – 14:40 – Fireside Chat, Digital Health as an Enabler of Financial Inclusion
- Betty Wilkinson – Chief Executive Officer, Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (Moderator)
- Derrick Muneene – Director, ai, Digital Health & Innovation, World Health Organization
- Vivian Nwakah – Founder, Medsaf
- Joshua Haynes – Founding Partner, Masawa
- 14:40 – 15:20 – Panel Discussion, Innovative Approaches to Digitizing Payments in a COVID-Altered Africa
- Jaco Fourie – Managing Director for Africa, Mambu
- Sandra Hua Yao – Senior Vice President – Africa, Thunes
- Leven Ramparsad – Product Owner, TYME
- 15:20 – 15:30 – Q&A and Closing Remarks
Time: 14h00 – 15h30, South Africa Standard Time (GMT+2)
- 14:00 – 14:10 – Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Join us for the second installment of their hybrid training series, “High Impact Hybrid with Heather Mason: Question Everything” on Thursday, September 30th, 12:00-1:30pm PST.
In their first “High Impact Hybrid” call, they learned how to create legal, executable and equitable health and safety plans. During this call, Heather will focus on taking inventory and challenging assumptions about the what, the how, and who of hybrid convenings. Heather will dare participants to dig deep and question EVERYTHING in order to find what should truly drive your event. When they question all their assumptions, from what their audience needs, to how they need to deliver content, to what is the purpose of in-person anyway, they start to arrive at counterintuitive and insightful conclusions.
During this session, they will:
- Radically evaluate the goals, needs and values of your hybrid event, from audience to engagement, interactivity and entertainment.
- Gather your true inventory – no magical thinking here!
- Explore delivery methods through Heather’s Hybrid Matrix: The 13 Types of Hybrid
- Analyze and leverage hybrid assets and tools
Expect radical thought leadership and cutting-edge resources that will profoundly change the way you think about and execute your hybrid events.
Thank you to all who attended their first hybrid training call, “High Impact Hybrid with Heather Mason: Health + Safety Plans” on August 24th. If you missed it, check out their video recap at this link.
Time: 3:00 PM—4:30 PM EDT
GSG announces that this year’s virtual GSG Global Impact Summit: Building Impact Solutions for People and Planet will take place on 6-8 October 2021.
Join colleagues from across the impact movement over three days as we come together to work on a global recovery from Covid-19 and shape solutions towards a just and sustainable future. We will discover the best initiatives and real-world examples through engaging discussions, sharing practical tools and solutions to empower and inspire.
This is no ordinary event. This will be a highly connected and immersive experience for everyone involved in developing the impact movement for people and planet.