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The SEEP Network
Annual Conference

September 19 - 21, 2016


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

Sign up for Member Day to learn more about SEEP initiatives and participate in working groups. The Annual General Meeting in the morning is exclusively for SEEP members.

Register for Member Day at the same time that you register for the conference.

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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