SEEP Annual Conference: Building Resilience through Market Systems

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SEEP Annual Conference: Building Resilience through Market Systems

Time: October 21, 2019 to October 23, 2019
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott
City/Town: Arlington
Website or Map: https://seepannualconference.…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: SEEP
Latest Activity: Apr 2

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The 2019 SEEP Annual Conference theme – Building Resilience through Market Systems – will highlight proven and experimental strategies that harness the potential of the market to support people, enterprises and communities that are highly vulnerable to the shock-stress-shock cycle. Shocks and stresses are increasing in frequency and intensity around the globe. Climate and weather variability, population dynamics, local and global price shocks, illness and disease, political instability, and conflict are intersecting in complex ways that threaten the lives and livelihoods of people and erode hard-fought development gains.

The 2019 SEEP Annual Conference will highlight insights and evidence needed to help respond more effectively to the most persistent and challenging questions we are tackling now and in the future:  

  • How can access to markets contribute to greater resilience for vulnerable households?
  • How are financial services, formal and informal, contributing to increased resiliency?
  • What is the role of social capital and social networks in nurturing resilience and supporting livelihoods?
  • What are the specific challenges to advancing resilience in thin markets and fragile contexts?
  • Can women’s empowerment and gender equality serve as a source of resilience? 
  • How can we better harness data to strengthen market resilience overall?  

The conference theme is articulated around four technical tracks: 

  • Fostering Resilience through Financial Inclusion 
  • Leveraging Markets for Resilience in Fragile Environments 
  • Gender Equality as a Resilience Strategy 
  • Data and Resilience – Building the Evidence Base 

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