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Operation and Maintenance of WASH Infrastructure Webinar Series

September 1, 2021, 9:00am - October 19, 2021, 10:00am (9:00 - 10:00am)
These four webinars will build on PRO-WASH's first Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Infrastructure webinars held in April and May 2021. They will share lessons learned, and report on promising projects and innovative practices in the field of WASH O&M. Speakers will be USAID partners and other leading O&M practitioners, who will draw out important lessons that are more widely applicable. Topics covered by these webinars will include:
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean: Drivers and Policy Responses

September 1, 2021, 10:00 - 11:15am (10:00 - 11:15am)
The drivers of Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean region are no different than those in the other regions. Or are they? What are the root causes and fundamental drivers of migration: poverty, lack of jobs, search for better jobs, violence, political conflict, and/or climate change? What are the links between migration and development? What roles can the governments of sending countries and host countries play in promoting safe and regular migration? What roles can international organizations play? Can diasporas be leveraged to address the drivers of migration?
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Overcoming Barriers to LGBTQI+ Labor Market Participation - Innovative Programs for Economic Empowerment and Inclusive Growth

August 25, 2021, 8:00 - 9:30am (8:00 - 9:30am)
This webinar outlined the barriers and challenges that LGBTQI+ people face in the labor market and highlighted three successful programs to address them in Brazil, Kenya, and Cambodia. Discrimination, stigma, violence, and criminalization cause widespread exclusion from economic opportunities for LGBTQI+ people, ultimately lowering development outcomes and reducing overall economic potential of societies.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Rethinking Migration: Challenge or Opportunity?

July 29, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am (10:00 - 11:00am)
Join SCALE for an armchair chat, as practitioners and researchers question assumptions about economic migration and its role in programming The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis have shown us that now more than ever, a new understanding and approach to migration is necessary. News stories of migrants stranded after COVID lockdowns and the growing recognition of a link between climate change and increased migration are pushing us to re-evaluate immigration and migration management strategies.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Tools and Guidance on Youth Livelihoods for Food Security Programs

July 15, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am (10:00 - 11:00am)
Nearly 40% of the world's population is under the age of 24--that's 1.1 billion people (and growing in so many ways!). Across the globe, young people have effectively responded to the COVID pandemic and its social, political and economic impacts. However, youth engagement in decision-making processes and young people's representation has a long way to go in many countries.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online Event

How the International Trade Centre Can Support USAID Activities

July 7, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30am (9:00 - 10:30am)
How can we make global trade more transparent and facilitate easier access to markets? During this webinar, The Center for Economics and Market Development (EMD) and experts from the International Trade Centre (ITC) explored the ITC’s trade and market intelligence tools.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Panel Discusses Climate Impacts on Key Sectors “Listening to the Field”

June 23, 2021, 1:00 - 2:30pm (1:00 - 2:30pm)
This panel discussion of the USAID/ESC Regional Climate Symposium will focus on priority impacts that require support at sectoral level, including COVID-19 impacts and how to strengthen resilience. Panelists will highlight cutting-edge innovations to help transform water, energy, and agriculture sectors over the next decade.
  • Event Type: Online

Panel Explores Social, Health, and Economic Impacts

June 23, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30am (10:00 - 11:30am)
This panel discussion of the USAID/ESC Regional Climate Symposium will focus on social, health and economic impacts in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region, including examining how COVID-19 has exacerbated impacts and how to strengthen resilience. Panelists will also discuss how climate action and efforts to promote gender equality and social inclusion can complement each other to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable groups.
  • Event Type: Online

Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event

June 21, 2021, 8:00am - June 24, 2021, 12:00pm (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Facilitated by IDEAL, the Food Security COVID-19 Learning Event will create an opportunity for emergency and non-emergency practitioners of USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance-funded activities to:  Pause and reflect on the lessons learned so far from implementing emergency and non-emergency food security activities during the COVID-19 pandemic;  Explore innovations and adaptations resulting from the response to a changing environment; 
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Call for Case Studies: Models for strengthening last mile seed production and distribution in fragile contexts

June 21 - July 15, 2021, All day (All day)
The USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded award Strengthening Capacity in Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment (SCALE) and Integrated Seed Sector Development in Africa  (ISSD Africa), through the Mercy Corps’ led action learning activity Developing the Seed Sector in Fragile states, are interested to learn about innovative examples of models for streng
  • Event Type: Online

The Regulatory Sandbox: A Training by Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

June 17, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30am (9:00 - 10:30am)
In September 2020, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), released the technical guide, How to Build a Regulatory Sandbox: A Practical Guide for Policy Makers. ‘A regulatory sandbox is a tool for developing evidence about how a new product, technology, or business model (innovation) works and the outcomes it produces.
  • Event Type: Online

Climate Experts Present on Climate Change Current Impacts and Future Projections

June 16, 2021, 10:30am - 12:00pm (10:30am - 12:00pm)
 This session of the USAID/ESC Regional Climate Symposium will focus on interactions between climate change and people in the region highlighting current and effective tools for addressing its impacts. The event will feature climate science specialists from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, and the University of the West Indies.   
  • Event Type: Online

Symposium Opening: Refresh, Renew, and Re-pivot for Climate Action

June 16, 2021, 9:00 - 10:00am (9:00 - 10:00am)
This event is part of the “Refresh, Renew, and Re-pivot to Action” symposium, an eight-session series hosted by USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission. The symposium’s objectives are to renew and strengthen USAID/ESC’s existing partnerships in the region by encouraging dialogue and to share information and opportunities on climate change for the region.
  • Event Type: Online

Beyond a Niche Strategy: Gender-Smart Technical Assistance

June 10, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am (10:00 - 11:00am)
Gender Lens Investing has gained momentum as a means to push for a more equitable spread of capital, generating much-needed financial returns and benefits for women. However, this goes beyond just getting capital into the hands of women—how can businesses make gender equity not merely an add-on, but a fully integrated part of their operations? Join us on June 10 at 10 a.m. U.S. ET for “Beyond a Niche Strategy: Gender-Smart Technical Assistance”.
  • Event Type: Online

Beyond Gender: Intersectional Approaches to COVID-19 Response and Recovery

June 9, 2021, 8:00 - 9:15am (8:00 - 9:15am)
The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt everywhere, with no country spared. Yet, they have not been felt the same way by everyone. While women are losing their jobs at higher rates than men, experiencing increased care burdens and domestic violence, and struggling to maintain their businesses, evidence also suggests disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on men’s health.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Putting the Private Sector to Work for Public Goods

May 19, 2021, 9:30 - 11:00am (9:30 - 11:00am)
Many USAID Bureaus and Missions often grapple with how to engage the private sector in their work with public goods. Where can the private sector be engaged? What investments are viable? What investors may be interested? Join us on May 19 at 9:30 a.m. U.S. ET for “Putting the Private Sector to Work for Public Goods”. You’ll hear from USAID India about how the Mission, with support from INVEST, assessed opportunities in WASH and Education with two private sector implementing partners: Unitus Capital and Boston Consulting Group.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

Women's Groups and COVID-19: Impact, Challenges and Policy Implications

April 13, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30am (9:00 - 10:30am)
In a policy brief released in the early stages of the COVID pandemic in June 2020, the Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups (ECWG) examined the implications of the pandemic and the lockdown for women’s groups. What have we learned since then? How has the COVID pandemic affected women’s groups, and how have these groups helped mitigate the negative consequences of the health crisis? Join the ECWG on Apr
  • Event Type: Online
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Applications of Finance in Global Health

February 11, 2021, 9:00 - 10:00am (9:00 - 10:00am)
The past 60 years have seen tremendous gains in global health, however there is still work to be done to achieve the targets set under the health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Against this backdrop, are the emerging trends in development finance which have resulted in significant funding gaps. Since reaching an all time high in 2013, development assistance for health has remained stagnant.
  • Event Type: Online