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Virtual Living Income June 2022 Workshop: Day 1

- (1:00 - 3:30pm)
Living Income Practitioner's Workshop Day 1 (15th June): What drives improvement in farmer income and who can lead and influence these drivers?  ​This day will explore the building blocks for an effective living income program.  We will look at the evidence on the critical drivers of farmer income at the farm, national and sector levels.  The sessions will provide clarity on what is needed to enable farmers to earn a living income and consider this from the perspective and roles of different actors.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Improving Health Outcomes by Delivering the Right Support to Private Health Start-ups

- (1:30 - 3:00pm)
Join us on May 31 for a webinar on private health start-ups and the support they need to succeed. The private healthcare market in low- and middle-income countries has grown significantly in the last decade and only increased in importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many innovators struggle to scale their ideas into viable businesses because they do not receive, or do not have access to, business development support and financial services tailored to their markets and unique needs.
  • Event Type: Online

USAID/TCA EMD Webinar 1: Standards, Trade, and Innovation

- (1:00 - 2:30pm)
The USAID-funded Trade and Competitiveness Activity is pleased to announce the first session of the USAID Center for Economics and Market Development’s summer 2022 Webinar series! This series promotes discussion about the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy and represents a great opportunity for international development partners, private sector leaders, and other thought leaders to discuss the pressing issue of promoting economic development in a post-COVID world.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

Market Systems Symposium 2022

- (12:00 - 9:00pm)
Image The 5th Annual Market Systems Symposium will bring together experts, practitioners and donors from around the world to advance conver
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

MSS2022 Pre-Symposium Training: Climate Change & Market Systems

- (1:00 - 4:30pm)
The IPCC 6th Assessment report indicates the impacts of climate change that are already being felt around the Earth. The pace of this change is accelerating, and we must act now to avoid the worst consequences. As development practitioners, we know that these impacts will be felt the greatest by the most vulnerable people. COP26 showed a renewed commitment to 1.5%, with an outpouring of new initiatives and commitments from national governments and business leaders. Climate change advocates are calling for “systems change” as the only way to achieve real, transformational progress.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

MSS2022 Pre-Symposium Training: Introducing Food Systems into Market Systems Development

- (12:00 - 3:30pm)
What is the food system? How is it different from the food environment? What does any of it have to do with market systems? Recently, major government investments and global conversations have highlighted how food systems transformation is key to building sustainable, equitable, and resilient growth.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

Webinar: Shaping Our New Normal: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Reimagine the Workplace in International Development

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COVID-19’s impact on the workplace for international development. We shared the results of new research conducted by Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships and discuss with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) leaders at major implementing partners timely strategies for employers to mitigate impact on our industry’s talent pipeline, in particular recent DEI gains in the industry.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Webinar

Localized Labor Market Assessments: Process not Product

- (1:00 - 2:00pm)
Learn about Local Labor Market Assessments and how youth-serving organizations can use such assessments in their work. Thursday, April 28, 9-10am ET Advance registration required. Register here to join the discussion! Many labor market assessments provide important data on national employment trends and skills requirements so as to inform national-level policies and programs. But how can data from la
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

MSS2022 Pre-Symposium Training: Inclusive Market Systems Development – a Knowledge Raising Session

- (11:00am - 2:30pm)
This introductory session to Market Systems Development (MSD) will articulate how MSD differs from other development approaches, define key principles of an inclusive MSD approach, appreciate systems thinking and practice, explore systems mapping and analysis, and identify additional tools and resources. This session will employ a short presentation and video with interactive methods such as a game, quiz, and discussion Q&A.  Presented by: Swisscontact  
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Sustainable Coffee Dialogue: Enhancing Low-carbon Coffee Production with Digital Solutions and Remote Sensing

- (9:00 - 10:45am)
This webinar  will cover technology innovations in low-carbon coffee production in Southeast Asia, including farm-based digital solutions and remote sensing applications. Participants will learn more about how technology facilitates carbon accounting and monitoring in support of a carbon-neutral coffee sector.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Webinar

MSS2022 Pre-Symposium Training: Market Systems Resilience

- (12:00 - 3:30pm)
This Market Systems Resilience (MSR) training will introduce participants to key concepts presented in USAID's Market Systems Resilience framework and, more importantly, understand how MSR is relevant and can be applied to your MSD work. Case examples will be shared around how different programs have integrated resilience-lenses in a variety of contexts. Presented by: Vikāra Institute (formerly operating as EcoVentures International)  
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual

Bridging the Gap: Unlocking Synergies between Private Sector Development and Development Finance

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Private Sector Development (PSD) initiatives – in particular those aiming to drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation – often depend on significant investment to achieve their objectives. Equally, Development Finance Institutions and impact investors can benefit from the wider market-shaping activities of PSD programs. This synergy creates exciting opportunities for collaboration and greater impact. 
  • Event Type: Online

Local Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Distribution Models

- (12:00 - 3:30pm)
As an MSD practitioner, it is important to understand how retail distribution functions evolve over time in order to reach last mile customers as a market becomes more inclusive and resilient. This session will explore this evolution and will focus on proven business tactics that practitioners could integrate in their work. Business tactics will be explored from both the development objective perspective as well as the business growth perspective.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Virtual
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When Global Health Supply Chains Go Local: Partnering with Countries to Support Their Manufacturing Goals

- (1:00 - 2:30pm)
As seen throughout the current pandemic, the health needs of a population cannot be met without timely access to quality-assured health products. COVID-19 has renewed global attention around the importance of diversifying a country’s supplier base, thereby opening up an immediate opportunity to strengthen and focus efforts around local and regional manufacturing of health products.
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online

Sharing to Survive: The Role of Social Networks during the Yemen Crisis

- (1:00 - 2:00pm)
Seven years into the conflict, 20 million Yemenis remain in need of assistance. Yet the humanitarian response in Yemen remains severely underfunded. In light of predicted humanitarian funding shortfalls and unprecedented scale of need, aid actors in Yemen are learning to do more with less. Working with and strengthening informal local support systems is therefore more important than ever. 
  • Event Type: Online
  • Location: Online