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Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum

May 23, 2017 - May 25, 2017

The SEEP Network is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment and the fundamental systemic barriers that stand in the way of scalable and sustainable change. The forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of women’s economic empowerment in order to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections, and promote effective practice and policy to address the needs of very poor and marginalized women around the world. The convening aims to explore topics that are emerging as critical constraints for large numbers of women in key economic areas: agriculture development, enterprise growth / job creation, and inclusive finance. Systemic barriers affecting women’s access and agency such as social norms, unpaid care work, access to skills and education, and legal and regulatory constraints will be considered across all thematic areas. The ultimate goal and frame of the convening will focus on how we can contribute to systemic shifts that help women to realize sustainable economic empowerment across sectors.


•Provide a venue for global dialogue across stakeholders, disciplines, approaches and frameworks, with potential for ongoing cross-learning;
•Promote evidence-based research and discussion on key themes;
•Support the development of enabling policy and impactful program practice; and ultimately,
•Contribute to systems level change resulting in sustainable and scalable development outcomes for very poor and marginalized women.

Explore a rich Forum Agenda with 24 Peer Learning Sessions led by experts in each of the 3 Forum Themes, and engaging Plenary Sessions, including TechTalks, a Donor Panel and a an Oxford-Style Debate.




May 23, 2017
May 25, 2017