The SEEP Network
September 19 - 21, 2016
Market Systems Development Demystified
Training tools for new and advanced technical staff
Special discount: Register for this training session and receive 10% off of the conference registration!
Description | Trainers | Fees
Training Provider: EcoVentures International
Date: Monday, September 28 Time: 9am to 5pm
USAID’s Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project explores good practice and research in market systems development. It is widely recognized that projects are in need of practical and easy-to-use tools to build capacity of staff on effective market systems development approaches. To fill this gap, LEO has designed a practical, fun and experiential learning series comprised of comic-based storybooks. Each depicts and compares different approaches and tactics. Each scenario is based on real-life contexts that represent a problem, and compares potential problem solving approaches.
The learning series has been reviewed and tested by multiple projects. The tools can be applied by projects in formal training contexts, informal project meetings, and even individual self-learning environments. Application can range from a short, 30-minute exposure through to an intense facilitator-led 16-hour training program using all the tools.
This training workshop at the SEEP Conference will introduce project staff and managers to the tools and the associated Facilitator’s Guides, demonstrating the concrete ways that the tools can be applied in project contexts. Training participants will also receive copies of the full range of tools.
Participants should ideally have some prior market systems development knowledge and/or experience. The training is particularly relevant for project staff or managers that are able to train others or be in a position to influence learning contexts within projects.
Margie Brand, EcoVentures International
Margie Brand supports practitioners and donors in strategic planning and facilitation, intervention design and implementation, and capacity building and training. Ms. Brand has designed and managed several multi-million dollar development programs, has trained over 4,500 trainers and master trainers, and has developed value chain, enterprise, microfinance, and entrepreneurship curricula and tools which have been translated into over 15 languages and used in over 35 countries. She is the founder and director of EcoVentures International, an organization specializing in sustainable market development. Ms. Brand has, as part of teams, developed many of the frameworks and thinking governing work around value chain development, market systems development, vulnerable populations, livelihoods, workforce development, and youth development. She has worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, with a focus on her home continent of Africa. She has provided support to organizations such as the SEEP Network, FAO, ACDI/VOCA, Chemonics, Adam Smith International, MicroFinance Networks in Denmark, Azerbaijan and Poland, Kenya BDS Network, Save the Children, World Vision, QED Group, FHI360, and USAID.
Registration for the SEEP Conference is not required to attend technical trainings.