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The SEEP Network 
Annual Conference

October 1-3, 2018


Monday, September 19

Member Day

Tuesday, September 20

Conference Day 1

Wednesday, September 21

Conference Day 2

Thursday, September 22

Market Systems Development Training

Monday, September 19: Member Day

Conference members attened 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 I 
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch Presentations on SEEP Initiatives:

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS)
Responsible Finance through Local Leadership (RFLL)
Practitioner Learning Groups (PLGs)
Savings Group Evidence and Learning Initiative (SGELI)

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Meetings: Working Group and Member Initiatives I

The Market Facilitation Initiative (MaFI)
Savings-Led Financial Services Working Group (SLWG)
Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEE)

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Networking Break II

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Concurrent Meetings: Working Group and Member Initiatives II

Food Security Interest Group
Savings-Led Financial Services Working Group (SLWG)
Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEE)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Early Conference Check-in


Tuesday, September 20: Conference Day I


8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration
9:15 - 10:30 am

Plenary I:

The Inequality Debate: Inclusive Development in the Context of Growing Income Disparities

10:30 - 11:00 am

Networking Break I

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Peer Learning Sessions I

Innovations in Digital Financial Inclusion and Financial Capability Building for Savings Groups

India's Financial Inclusion IPOs: How to Benefit Investors and Clients

Enhancing Food Security through Social Franchising: Lessons from the Field

Applying a Market Development Approach to Financial Inclusion – Lessons from DRC

The Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI): Drawing Value from Data

Conceptual Frameworks for Systemic Change – from Theory to Practice

12:45 - 2:15 pm

Lunch Dialogue I:

Financial Literacy, Financial Capability, and Financial Health
On the Way to the Bank

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Peer Learning Sessions II

“New” Digital Technologies and “Old” Partnership Approaches for Financial Inclusion

Bridging the Gender Gap: Market Strategies for Expanding Financial Access for Women

Linking Smallholders to Institutional and Commercial Markets for Improved Food Security

Farm to Supermarket: How to Access Higher-value Local Markets

From Relief to Systemic Programing: Agricultural Market Development in Afghanistan

More Informed Decisions Today for Better Solutions Tomorrow 

4:00 - 4:30 pm 

Networking Break II

 4:30 - 6:00 pm 

Peer Learning Sessions III

Reaching the Poor through Investment and Blended Finance

Data for Decisions: Using Nontraditional Data to Deliver Services to Poor

The Graduation Approach for the Ultra Poor: Is It Worth It?

Market Development Before, During, and After Conflicts and Crises

Challenging Realities: How Market Systems Programmes Operate in Thin Markets

Using Ex-Ante Evidence to Promote Gender-Responsive Market System Change

 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Evening Reception: Courtesy of the SEEP Board of Directors

Wednesday, September 21: Conference Day 2


8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:15 - 10:30 am

Plenary II:

Intelligent Failure: Practical tools for building an organizational culture where learning and innovation thrive

10:30  - 11:00 am

Networking Break I

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Peer Learning Sessions IV

Applying the Market Systems Approach to Digital Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion for Youth: Why Education is Just Not Enough

Building the Evidence Base for Linking Household Incomes to Nutrition

Breaking the Humanitarian-Development Divide: Sustaining Market Systems for Protracted Crisis Programming

Exploring the Role of Microfinance in Resilience and Disaster Recovery

Assessing Systemic Change in Market Systems

12:45 - 2:15 pm

Lunch Dialogues II:

Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016
The PPI Alliance at IPA

2:30 - 3:30 pm

SEEP Fail Fest Session I:

When a Good Idea Doesn't A-Maize: Getting Smallholder Repayment Right
Avanza: The Pilot that Didn't Advance
Saving Groups Warning! Design for Success Not Failure!
Do You and Your Livestock have an Insecurity Complex?
Pride Before Fall: We Never Know Enough!  

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Networking Break II

4:00 - 5:00 pm

SEEP Fail Fest Session II

Applying Lessons Learned to Strengthen Seed Systems
The Perils of 6-Month "Pilots": Failing Sooner is Better
Digitizing Groups: Hiccups Translating Good Ideas on Paper into Practice
Rigor Derailed: When the Best of Research Intentions Are Potentially Calamitous 
Navigating Risk: Facilitating Contract Farming in Markets with Limited Private Sector Actors

Thursday, September 22: Market Systems Development Training


8:30 am - 1:30 pm                       Getting Practical with Market Development: Strategies for new and experienced practitioners



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