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Making the Local Business Case for Adopting Circular Economy Approaches

- (2:00 - 3:30pm) (EST)
Chemonics International and the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) held a webinar on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 to learn about market-based approaches for engaging the private sector in waste management, including lessons learned in supporting businesses to transition practices and services and specific ways that the circular economy can contribute to USAID’s localization priorities.
  • Event Type: Online

7th Sustainable Coconut Roundtable “Advancing Resilient and Sustainable Coconut Supply in Southeast Asia”

- (12:30am - 12:00pm) (PST)
USAID Green Invest Asia, GIZ, and Sustainable Coconut Steering Committee (SCSC) will convene the 7th Sustainable Coconut Roundtable in-person in Makati City, Philippines, with the theme “Advancing Resilient and Sustainable Coconut Supply in Southeast Asia.” The roundtable, to be held on the sidelines of a Philippine Coconut Alliance meeting, convenes stakeholders actively involved in coconut supply chains with shared interests in sourcing and capturing investment opportunities in sustainable coconut and coconut oil value chains.
  • Event Type: In Person
  • Location: The Peninsula Manila in Makati City, Manila, Philippines

Designing & Delivering MSD Youth Employment Programming in Sub-Saharan Africa

- (UTC)
The African Development Bank estimates that up to 12 million young people enter African labor markets each year, but only three million formal jobs are created. Because most of these young people can’t afford not to work, the outcome is underemployment and working poverty on a massive scale.   As policymakers, researchers, and the donor community continue to wrestle with the youth employment challenge, does MSD offer any answers?
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Helvetas Symposium: Private Sector Engagement – from Aspirations to Reality

- (1:30 - 4:30pm) (CET)
Through partnerships with large companies, development organizations and donors hope to achieve impact and reach with their operations, sustainability, and innovation. This will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, such collaborations carry risks since the goals and values of the unlike partners differ. What does it take to reach benefits for the poor and the companies based on the sustainable use of natural resources? And how can mutual understanding be fostered and pitfalls be avoided?
  • Event Type: Online, In Person
  • Location: Online and in person at Kursaal in Berne, Switzerland

Increasing Women’s Empowerment Through Co-creation and Private Sector Engagement

- (1:30 - 3:00pm) (EST)
Join the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) program for the launch of a special learning series focused on increasing women’s empowerment in agriculture and market systems through co-creation and private sector engagement.  This learning series, newly expanded for a global audience, will help USAID missions and practitioners intentionally integrate inclusion across the project life cycle of agricultural growth and market systems development programs. This kickoff webinar will introduce the global Virtual Learning Series and its key themes:
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Climate Change and Cocoa: Strategies for Mitigating Risk and Building Resiliency

- (9:00 - 10:00am) (GMT +7)
USAID Green Invest Asia and the Cocoa Association of Asia will host a webinar on November 2, 2022, as the follow-up to the recent CAA International Conference. The event continues discussions on strategies and actions that cocoa industry leaders are taking to reduce the impacts of climate change and increase supply chain resiliency.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Webinar

Private Sector Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition: Examples from Bangladesh & Rwanda

- (1:30 - 3:00pm) (EST)
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Secretariat and USAID’s Rwanda and Bangladesh Missions discussed promising practices for engaging the private sector to advance and sustain inclusive, agriculture-led economic growth and a well-nourished population, especially among women and children.
  • Event Type: Online

Mobilizing Finance to Migrant Communities (and Beyond)

- (1:00 - 2:00pm) (EST)
On October 27, join USAID and Chemonics for a webinar discussing key lessons from the Colombia RFI experience and dive into how they overcame cultural misconceptions and structural barriers to reach Venezuelan migrant clients and mobilize $11 million in finance.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Local Capacity Strengthening Policy Launch Event

- (UTC)
USAID is excited to launch our very first Local Capacity Strengthening (LCS) Policy. We are inviting you to participate in our virtual launch event on Wednesday, October 19 from 8:00am to 9:00am EDT, hosted by the USAID Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen. You can register for the event here.
  • Event Type: Online

2022 Cooperative IMPACT Conference

- (12:30 - 6:00pm) (EST)
Available free of charge to development practitioners, the Cooperative IMPACT International Track is made possible by the U.S. Agency for International Development and generously sponsored by NCBA CLUSA, the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council and its members. Our theme this year is “Forward, Together, through Locally-Led Cooperative Development.”
  • Event Type: Online, In Person
  • Location: Virtual October 5; In-person and livestream October 6

USAID WEE CoP Learning Event: The Nexus of Trade and Gender Equality (October 2022)

- (1:00 - 2:00pm) (EST)
On October 4, 2022, the USAID Women's Economic Empowerment Community of Practice (USAID WEE CoP) hosted ‘The Nexus of Trade and Gender Equality,’ a peer learning event focused on policies, data, and actions for improving gender integration to trade. Over 150 attendees from 30 countries joined this virtual event, including USAID WEE CoP members and stakeholders. Presenters and panelists focused on how women are affected by trade and trade policy and, in turn, how economies are improved with women’s increased participation in trade.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Proven Approaches to Delivering Inclusive Finance: Key Lessons from Two Large-Scale Financial Inclusion Initiatives

- (11:00am - 2:00pm) (EST)
Join us for a dynamic learning event designed to share practical lessons in developing and delivering financial services that contribute to improving the resilience of low-income customers. The event will draw on the work of Savings at the Frontier and Scale2Save over the past six years with 20 financial service providers (FSPs) in 9 countries across Africa. Sessions include:
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: online

Human Resources for Customs Internal Affairs Units

- (1:30 - 3:00pm) (EST)
This webinar will discuss the need for and use of a specialized HR Guide for the management of Internal Affairs (IA) departments that will outline the aspects of this more strategic HR talent management role. We will discuss best practices for the attraction, development, and retention of IA staff, as well as provide a brief overview of best practices in IA unit's staffing structure and reporting lines, taking into account its unique role within the Customs Administration.   
  • Event Type: Online

USAID/TCA EMD Webinar 5: Financing Trade Infrastructure - Public-Private Options

- (1:00 - 2:00pm) (EST)
Increasing trade involves a number of things - trade agreements, expedited systems and processes, transparency and information flows, etc.  It also requires public good infrastructure - seaports, roads, airports, warehouses, etc. - which requires financing.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual
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Making the Workplace Work for All: A Conversation with LGBTQI+ Activists on Strategies to Advance Worker Protections and Inclusive Growth

- (1:00 - 2:30pm) (EST)
Strikingly, only around one-third of countries worldwide prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace to some extent; even fewer do so on the basis of gender identity.  In short, too many LGBTQI+ persons lack explicit, unequivocal employment protections when they encounter discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics globally.
  • Event Type: Online

Optimizing the Impact of Trade Facilitation : Engaging Border Communities

- (1:00 - 2:15pm) (EST)
Over the last decade, the implementation of national reforms and international agreements to simplify and harmonize import/export procedures has deepened. However, as trade facilitation initiatives reduce the time individuals and goods spend at border crossings, they can have disruptive effects on local border economies.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

Identifying Iraqi Labor Market Needs: Engaging the Private Sector

- (2:00 - 3:00pm) (EST)
Learn about how Rapid Labor Market Assessments (RMLAs) are a way to engage the private sector to better serve young people and women This webinar will offer insights on how World Learning has conducted Rapid Local Labor Market Assessments (RLMAs) in Iraq. We will discuss how RMLAs can be a way to build relationships with the private sector and make progress in serving and supporting young people, women, and others.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual (Zoom)

USAID/TCA EMD Webinar 4: Trade Facilitation: The Road Ahead

- (1:00 - 2:00pm) (EST)
The 5th Anniversary of the ratification of the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement demands reflection on the impact of the agreement thus far and the role trade facilitation plays in promoting sustainable and inclusive growth and more resilient societies. Implementation of the agreement to date shows progress but challenges remain, especially for developing and least developed economies.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual