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SMDP - Plan Webinar: Celebrating International Women’s Day – Unlocking the Power of Girls

Mar 8, 2016 (Tue), 9:00am-10:00am (US CST)
Globally there are around 600 million adolescent girls, many who live in underdeveloped economies. Girls face a significantly higher number of barriers to accessing school and economic opportunity than boys. To celebrate International Women's Day 2016, SEEP Network members Plan International and The Carsey School of Public Policy will look at a ground-breaking Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) project in Ghana, that is leading the way in the economic empowerment for school age girls. Plan International staff will talk about the Youth Village Savings and Loans systems introduced by Plan International Ghana, in partnership with Care and Barclays.

Guests for this webinar will be:

  • Sulemana Gbana, who was the project manager for Banking on Change II of Plan International Ghana
  • Shirley Acquah, a Gender Specialist for Plan International Ghana, and
  • John Schiller, Global Advisor - Savings Groups Plan International.

We will discuss the importance and challenges of creating tangible economic and social advantages for girls and adolescents and how the outreach and group formation process needs to be adapted to attract and maintain adolescent girls in Youth Savings Groups. Join us for this important Carsey-Plan SMDP webinar.

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