Inspiring Partnerships for Digital Innovations in Smallholder Finance

Webinar

21 July 2020 10:00 am - 29 July 2020 11:00 am EDT
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IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, is hosting the webinar series: Innovations for Smallholder Finance on July 21 and July 29. In this series, businesses and policymakers will share insights and recommendations on how they’ve managed to build partnerships and pilot digital technology solutions that boost bottom lines while helping smallholder farmers access information, inputs, and affordable financing. Building smallholder resilience is needed now more than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts our global food systems.

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Moderators

Webinars will be moderated by Iris van der Velden, IDH Director of Learning and Innovation, and Emilio Hernandez-Hernandez, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, the World Bank Group.

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Webinar 1: Business Insights

How companies are building cross-industry partnerships that serve smallholders and boost their bottom line.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to Agriculture Finance Working Group
  • Key highlights from the Action Report
  • Panel discussion
  • Participant Q&A in three separate break out groups with panelist

Panelists:

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Webinar 2: Policymaker Recommendations

Government actions to facilitate cross-industry collaboration for innovative agricultural financing solutions.

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Agenda:

  • Introduction to Agriculture Finance Working Group
  • Key highlights from the Action Report
  • Panel discussion
  • Participant Q&A in three separate break out groups with panelist

This webinar series is based on the recently released action report, Sowing the Seeds of Innovation for Smallholder Finance by IDH, CGAP and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, with input from the UNSGSA’s Agriculture Finance Working Group.

Download the Action Report >>