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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems

Nov
04

MERS 3rd Edition London Consultation Workshop (invite-only)

Sponsored by  SEEP

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London, United Kingdom
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Nov 4, 2016 (Fri), 9:30am-2:00pm (UTC +02:)


This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in participating in this Consultation Workshop, please email programs@seepnetwork.org.

Overview

The SEEP Network is working to revise the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS).  As a companion to the SPHERE Handbook, these standards articulate the minimum level of technical and other assistance needed to help empower crisis affected and vulnerable populations through strategies that support enterprises and markets to provide sustainable income and employment. 

Despite advances in poverty reduction on a global scale, approximately 1.5 billion people continue to live in conflict affected and fragile states. With an unprecedented refugee crisis, and numbers of forcibly displaced reaching a record high, the cost of humanitarian financing has increased fourfold. Our thinking has also changed, as more and more humanitarian agencies are working to support livelihoods and create opportunities for displaced and crisis affected populations to earn an income and support their families while promoting dignity and self-reliance.

The MERS revision process is an opportunity to shape and improve our work by providing guidance on core standards, assessment and analysis, and the following technical areas: enterprise development, financial services, productive assets, and employment.

Following a series of Regional Consultation Workshops in Geneva, Panama, Dakar, New Delhi, and Beirut, which brought together a broad range of stakeholders to revise the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, we are hosting our last Consultation Workshop in London on November 4th. We will use this as an opportunity to acquire final input and feedback on our Revised Draft before publication. As we near the end of the revision process, we encourage experienced practitioners to join us in our last efforts to revise the MERS and help us mainstream economic recovery into humanitarian response programming. While this event is invite-only due to limited space, if you are interested in attending, please email programs@seepnetwork.org. 

Location:

London, UK

 For more information, please email programs@seepnetwork.org

A special thank you to our partner:

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 This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the American people through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

 


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