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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Webinar 1: Key considerations for integrating the very poor into value chains

Sponsored by  SEEP
Nov 20, 2012 (Tue), 9:00am-10:30am (EST)


Please join SEEP’s Market Facilitation (MaFI) Working Group and Strengthening the Economic Potential of the Ultra Poor (STEP UP) Initiative in hosting the first of three webinars on the recently launched “Integrating Very Poor Producers Into Value Chains Field Guide.”  The first 90-minute webinar will be held Tuesday, November 20 at 9 AM Washington, DC time.

View a recording of the webinar below:

First SEEP Field Guide Webinar from SEEP Network on Vimeo.

The objective of the Field Guide is to provide guidance to field workers on how to better integrate very poor producers into value chains. The Field Guide has been developed for front-line field development practitioners.

The Webinar will be facilitated by:

Dan Norell works as a Senior Technical Advisor in Economic Development for World Vision, Inc. providing technical services to grant acquisition for US Government and foundation funding in enterprise development, microfinance, economic strengthening, economic recovery, and other economic development interventions.  He also provides technical services to World Vision National Offices in economic development programming.  


Margie Brand is the founder, executive director and board member of Ecoventures International and has had consulting assignments with ACDI/VOCA, FHI360, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, USAID Economic Growth and Trade Training Office, Banyan Global, Save the Children US and QED Group. With over 15 years of experience, Margie is an expert in areas such as economic strengthening for vulnerable populations, market development, enterprise development and value chain development.

The first webinar will provide an overview of the Field Guide, practical guidance on considerations with integrating very poor producers through horizontal and vertical linkages, as well as guidance on how to use the worksheets and tools to build the capacity of field staff.

For a copy of the Field Guide see: http://microlinks.kdid.org/library/integrating-very-poor-producers-value-chains-field-guide

 For further information write to dnorell@worldvision.org

Future webinars:

Webinar #2: February 21, 2013. 9:00 am Washington, DC time. Innovative strategies for facilitating vertical linkages with very poor producers

Webinar #3: May 16, 2013. 9:00 am Washington, DC time. Innovative strategies for facilitating horizontal linkages with very poor producers

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