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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Webinar: Improving Food Security through Inclusive Markets

Jul 23, 2014 (Wed), 9:00am-10:00am (US EDT)


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This webinar series, "Towards Resilient Livelihoods for Very Poor Households," focuses on recent examples from field practice that focus on “push” strategies targeting very vulnerable populations and helping them build a minimum level of assets for eventual engagement in markets. At the same time, in each webinar we examine whether existing markets or “pull” strategies provide viable opportunities for these populations.  Learn more about the series here.

The second webinar in this series will present learnings from Nobo Jibon, a USAID funded Title - II Multi Year Assistance Program (MYAP) implemented by Save the Children. The program is designed to reduce food insecurity of the most vulnerable households and communities in the disaster prone Barisal Division of Southern Bangladesh. The project takes a multi-sectoral approach and works across multiple beneficiary segments with targeted interventions that are aimed to address the vulnerability of the poorest households while facilitating a path to improved resilience, income and nutritional outcomes with a combination of push-pull approaches. The webinar will discuss lessons learned from four years of programming: both successes and challenges as well as ongoing efforts related to ensuring sustainability and continued progress of gains achieved during the project life.

Speakers: Bakaul Islam - Livelihoods Technical Advisor for Nobo Jibon, Bangladesh
                        Malini Tolat - Advisor for Asia Livelihoods, Save the Children

Moderator: Jan Maes, STEP UP Facilitator


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