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Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments: Lessons from Haiti and Eastern Congo

October 27, 2021, 9:00 - 10:00am (9:00 - 10:00am)
Balancing the challenges and needs of private sector actors operating in fragile and conflict-affected environments with the humanitarian mandate is an area of creative tension and opportunity for developing context-sensitive, market-based approaches that are the cornerstone of lasting recovery and resilience for conflict-affected people. For development practitioners, effectively and sensitively navigating both those spaces and leveraging the synergies therein is key to developing mutually beneficial partnerships to achieve lasting, market-based development outcomes.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

A business approach to Market System Development - the Élan RDC story

November 11, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm (1:00 - 2:00pm)
Élan RDC, one of UKAID's flagship MSD programmes, came to an end in July 2021 after over seven years of operation. This webinar will focus on lessons learnt executing a market systems programme in a challenging environment, which tested the limits of the MSD methodology and approach.  Using examples from Élan RDC's renewable energy and access to finance sectors, the team from Élan will discuss how they applied the MSD methodology.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online