When: Monday, June 3, from 9am to 11am **Coffee and pastries will be served**
Where: Women Deliver 2019 Conference (wd2019.org)! Room 213, Level 2
Who: You! (if you are registered for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference)
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals rests on ensuring that the interests of women and girls are central to community development. From India to Benin, from the Philippines to Peru, women form solidarity groups to improve the health and financial well-being of their families and communities. For over a decade, in collaboration with local partners, Grameen Foundation and RESULTS Educational Fund have worked with these women’s groups to strengthen connections across financial and other sectors: from health and nutrition to agriculture and women’s rights. We have found that designing a holistic package of financial tools, behavior change communication, and linkages with healthcare and other service providers improves the welfare of households and drives demand for services.
Those of us gathering at Women Deliver come from different countries, different contexts, and different sectors. Together we offer many exciting interventions and share a common goal: to help women and girls take control of their decisions and their future. However, many organizations too often still work in silos, unaware of innovations in other sectors and unable to make strategic connections. Recognizing this, our interactive session titled Better Together: Solidarity Groups to Improve Women and Girls' Well-being will explore how we can effectively work within and across sectors. You will learn how you can better match supply and demand for your clients or beneficiaries.
With this event, we will facilitate conversations and perhaps even future partnerships via “speed dating” between those who generate demand and those who can supply their needs… After all, each of us is searching for the perfect match to make our program goals come true!
- Chris Dendys, Executive Director, RESULTS Canada
- Cassie Chandler, formerly Director of Health, Grameen Foundation, USA
- Sabina Rogers, Knowledge and Program Manager, RESULTS Educational Fund, USA