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The SEEP Network 
Annual Conference

October 2-4, 2017 Arlington, Virginia - USA


Monday, October 2

Member Day

Tuesday, October 3

Conference Day 1

Wednesday, October 4

Conference Day 2

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

Board of Director Elections
Member Initiatives
Welcome New Members
Member Awards

11:30am - 12:00 pm                           

Networking Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch Presentations on SEEP Initiatives:

Minimum Economic Recovery Standards / Disaster Risk Reduction
Savings Groups
Responsible Finance through Local Leadership and Learning
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

3:30 - 3:30 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 

2:15 - 3:45 pm

Peer Learning Sessions

Innovations in Adaptive Management to Support Market Facilitation

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

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

3:45 - 4:15 pm 

Networking Break

 4:10 - 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

Strengthening Food Processors for Improved Nutrition and Farmer Livelihoods

Reaching the Most Excluded: Turning Disability into Ability

The Human Touch: How people drive adaptive management

Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Lessons and Experience from the Field

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch Dialogues

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 organisational change

Irrational exuberance: balancing fintech innovation with consumer protection

Changing Food and Market Systems to Improve Nutrition

Financial inclusion for tea farmers and pickers through digitizing payments

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Networking Break

4:15 - 5:00 pm

SEEP Fail Fest


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