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The SEEP Network 
Annual Conference

October 1-3, 2018


Monday, October 2

Member Day

Tuesday, October 3

Conference Day 1

Wednesday, October 4

Conference Day 2

Thursday, October 5

Post-Conference Event

Monday, October 2: Member Day

Conference members attend Member Day to learn more about SEEP initiatives and participate in working groups.

8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast and Registration
9:30 - 11:30 am         

Annual General Meeting

Overview of Current Programs
Welcome New Members
Member Awards
Board of Director Elections

11:30am - 12:00 pm                           

Networking Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch Presentations on SEEP Initiatives:

Resilient Markets
Savings Groups
SEEP Membership Lounge

1:30 - 6 pm

Concurrent Meetings: Working Groups and Member Initiatives

Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEE)
Savings-led Financial Services Working Group (SLWG)
Markets In Crisis: Market-based Programming in Emergency and Recovery Contexts (1:30-4:30 pm)
Savings Groups Donor Meeting (2:00-4:00 pm, By Invitation Only)

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Early Conference Check-in


Tuesday, October 3: Conference Day I


8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration
9:00 - 10:15 am


System Transformation: 
How the ‘Networked Society’ Can Drive Inclusive Development

10:15 - 10:45 am

Networking Break 

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Peer Learning Sessions 

Effectively Navigating Tensions in Integrated Nutrition and Market Development Programs

Making Markets Work for Refugee Resilience: M4R and R2R

Financial Inclusion of Women at the Last Mile

Beyond Symptoms: Adaptive Management Pain Points and Practical Solutions for Systems Change

Bringing Market Thinking to Crisis Response and Recovery: Learning about the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch Dialogue 

Education Finance: A Business Case to Address the Education Crisis

2:15 - 3:45 pm

Peer Learning Sessions

Adaptive Management Tools: Embracing the Complexity of Systemic Change 

The Next Generation of Market Actors: Building Market Resilience Through Youth Engagement

Digital Labelled Sub‐Wallets for Increased Women Financial Resilience and Empowerment

Insights from Participatory Evaluation Processes - Adapting to Local Demands

Making Markets Work for Nutrition

3:45 - 4:15 pm 

Networking Break

 4:15 - 5:45 pm 

Peer Learning Sessions

Understanding Incentives - Making Changes that Matter

Can Humanitarian Response Contribute to Market Resilience? Systems-based Approaches to Crises 

Sustainable Food Systems, Livelihoods and Healthier Communities through Social Franchising

Empowering Clients through Data Driven Decision Making, Innovations in Service Delivery, and Technology-Driven Solutions

Understanding the Impact of Savings Groups: The Latest Evidence

 6:00 - 7:30 pm

SEEP Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 4: Conference Day 2


8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 am


Poverty and Inequality: Using Behavioral Insights to Unlock Scalable Solutions

10:15  - 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Peer Learning Sessions

Small Towns in Troubled Lands: Catalyzing Diversified Market Opportunities

Making Markets Work for Resilience: The Transformative Role of Social Norms and Networks

Reaching the Most Excluded: Turning Disability into Ability

The Human Touch: How People Drive Adaptive Management

Practical Strategies for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Lessons from the Field

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch Dialogues

When Reality Gets in the Way: Considerations for Systemic Change

What’s Data Got to Do With it? Reframing the Conversation from Financial Inclusion to Financial Health

2:15 - 3:45 pm

Peer Learning Sessions

Livelihoods and Financial Strategies During Migration, Conflict and Crisis

Beyond Buzzwords - Practical Steps for Adaptive Management and Organizational Change

Irrational Exuberance: Balancing Fintech Innovation with Consumer Protection

Changing Food and Market Systems to Improve Nutrition

Financial Inclusion for Tea Growers through Digitizing Payments

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Networking Break

4:15 - 5:00 pm

SEEP Fail Fest

When Women Mushroom Farmers Don't Fit the Profit Maximizing Mold

How to Build Great AG-Tech (Spoiler, It's Not About Technology)

Mapping Small Holder Farmer Land - Harder Than We Thought

Empowering Girls Or Not - BRAC's Failure On Its Home Turf

Re(Setting) Our Course

A Mismatch of Cultures, Objectives and Incentives

Thursday, October 5th
 Post-Conference Event

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Post-Conference Event

Expanding Financial Inclusion in Africa Learning Event: Dissemination of Performance and Results


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