Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Food System


23 July 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
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The shock of COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-generation chance to fundamentally change global systems. With the vulnerabilities of the food system exposed, there is growing momentum to revisit this complex web of global relationships to ensure that outcomes for consumers, producers, and the firms that connect them support an inclusive and sustainable vision.

What trends, drivers, and decisions are shaping the future of the food system? And how might financial and non-financial services open opportunity and build resilience in rural livelihoods?

This webinar,  hosted by CGAP in partnership with ISF Advisors, brings together industry practitioners and thinkers to tackle key questions in the post-COVID food system and outline the challenges and potential ahead.

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Debbie Aung Din, Proximity Design 


Debbie Aung Din is Co-founder of Proximity Designs, a social business operating in Myanmar that delivers affordable and innovative products and services for farm families living in poverty. Aung Din has worked for NGOs, USAID, the UN and the World Bank. 

Christabell Makokha, 


Christabell is a strategist and development expert with experience in designing and leading implementation of new, sustainable business models and partnerships to drive solutions that reach underserved populations, including women, youth, and smallholder farmers.

Sieka Gatabaki , AgriFin Accelerate


Sieka is the Deputy Program Director for Mercy Corps AgriFin. Before joining AgriFin Sieka served as Technical Advisor with IFC managing their Airtel Money Uganda accelerator program since August 2014. Sieka has over 20 years of experience and specializes in digital usage and adoption.

Jamie Anderson, CGAP | Co-Moderator


Jamie Anderson leads CGAP’s work on rural and agricultural livelihoods. This CGAP work program focuses on how financial services can facilitate food purchases, production, and processing, particularly for women

Matt Shakhovskoy, ISF Advisors | Co-Moderator


Matt Shakhovskoy is a Senior Advisor with ISF Advisors at the Global Development Incubator. Over the past fifteen years Matt has worked in the areas of private equity and development advisory for a number of leading organisations including GDI, Agis Investments, Dalberg and Deloitte.  



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ISF is an advisory group committed to transforming rural economies by delivering partnerships and investment structures that promote financial inclusion for rural enterprises and smallholder farmers. Combining industry-leading research with hands-on technical expertise, ISF develops practical, profitable, and sustainable financial solutions.