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Less than two weeks to go! Register now for Cracking the Nut 2021 to join practitioners in discussing how systems can be...
11/04/2021

Less than two weeks to go! Register now for Cracking the Nut 2021 to join practitioners in discussing how systems can be designed, adapted, and reinforced to ensure regular access to food, water, and energy for rural populations in developing countries, and how public and private sector initiatives can work at the nexus of food, water, and energy to stimulate rural and agricultural development. https://crackingthenutconference.com/

Less than two weeks to go! Register now for Cracking the Nut 2021 to join practitioners in discussing how systems can be designed, adapted, and reinforced to ensure regular access to food, water, and energy for rural populations in developing countries, and how public and private sector initiatives can work at the nexus of food, water, and energy to stimulate rural and agricultural development. https://crackingthenutconference.com/

November is health markets month on Marketlinks! We’ll be exploring the intersection of the health sector with private s...
11/02/2021
This November, Marketlinks Explores the Potential of the Private Sector in Expanding the Reach of and Access to National Immunization Programs | Marketlinks

November is health markets month on Marketlinks! We’ll be exploring the intersection of the health sector with private sector engagement and market facilitation. Have a blog, resource, toolkit, or event to share? We want to hear from you! → https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/november-marketlinks-explores-potential-private-sector-expanding-reach-and-access-national

Breadcrumb Home Blog This November, Marketlinks Explores the Potential of the Private Sector in Expanding the Reach of and Access to National Immunization Programs November 1, 2021 Image Photo Credit: Samy Rkotoniaina/MSH This post is authored by Susan Rae Ross, Sr. Private Sector Engagement Advisor...

In the second installment of The Market Corner, Marketlinks continues its conversation with Maha Hayek of The SEEP Netwo...
10/29/2021

In the second installment of The Market Corner, Marketlinks continues its conversation with Maha Hayek of The SEEP Network on unpacking the characteristics of effective leadership in market systems development in fragile and conflict-affected situations → https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/market-corner-market-systems-development-fragile-and-conflict-affected-situations

In the second installment of The Market Corner, Marketlinks continues its conversation with Maha Hayek of The SEEP Network on unpacking the characteristics of effective leadership in market systems development in fragile and conflict-affected situations → https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/market-corner-market-systems-development-fragile-and-conflict-affected-situations

10/27/2021
Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments: Lessons from Haiti and Eastern Congo

Balancing the challenges and needs of private sector actors operating in fragile and conflict-affected environments with the humanitarian mandate is an area of creative tension and opportunity for developing context-sensitive, market-based approaches that are the cornerstone of lasting recovery and resilience for conflict-affected people. For development practitioners, effectively and sensitively navigating both those spaces and leveraging the synergies therein is key to developing mutually beneficial partnerships to achieve lasting, market-based development outcomes.

Join Marketlinks on Wednesday, October 27 at 9:00am EDT to hear from practitioners engaging in the Haiti and Eastern DRC contexts and the different interventions they apply in conflict and crisis-affected environments. Speakers will discuss the challenges they have encountered — including with infrastructure and technology, as well as balancing speed with sustainability — and the adjustments they have made engaging the private sector, particularly as part of humanitarian response and recovery. Participants will gain insights into how development and humanitarian practitioners can work through these challenges for sustainable market-level outcomes.

Webinar starting in 30 minutes! Hear from development practitioners engaging with the private sector in the Haiti and ea...
10/27/2021

Webinar starting in 30 minutes! Hear from development practitioners engaging with the private sector in the Haiti and eastern DRC contexts and the different interventions they apply in conflict and crisis-affected environments. Register here: https://www.marketlinks.org/events/engaging-private-sector-fragile-and-conflict-affected-environments-lessons-haiti-and-eastern

Webinar starting in 30 minutes! Hear from development practitioners engaging with the private sector in the Haiti and eastern DRC contexts and the different interventions they apply in conflict and crisis-affected environments. Register here: https://www.marketlinks.org/events/engaging-private-sector-fragile-and-conflict-affected-environments-lessons-haiti-and-eastern

Have you registered for tomorrow’s Marketlinks webinar, Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Env...
10/26/2021

Have you registered for tomorrow’s Marketlinks webinar, Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments? Join us to gain insights into how development and humanitarian practitioners can balance their approaches with the private sector to achieve sustainable market-level outcomes → https://www.marketlinks.org/events/engaging-private-sector-fragile-and-conflict-affected-environments-lessons-haiti-and-eastern

Have you registered for tomorrow’s Marketlinks webinar, Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments? Join us to gain insights into how development and humanitarian practitioners can balance their approaches with the private sector to achieve sustainable market-level outcomes → https://www.marketlinks.org/events/engaging-private-sector-fragile-and-conflict-affected-environments-lessons-haiti-and-eastern

Upcoming webinar! On Wednesday, October 27, Marketlinks explores how development actors can engage the private sector in...
10/25/2021

Upcoming webinar! On Wednesday, October 27, Marketlinks explores how development actors can engage the private sector in fragile and conflict-affected environments as part of humanitarian response and recovery with lessons learned from Haiti and eastern DRC. Speakers will discuss the challenges they have encountered — including with infrastructure and technology, as well as balancing speed with sustainability — and the adjustments they have made engaging the private sector. Learn more and register here: https://www.marketlinks.org/events/engaging-private-sector-fragile-and-conflict-affected-environments-lessons-haiti-and-eastern

Upcoming webinar! On Wednesday, October 27, Marketlinks explores how development actors can engage the private sector in fragile and conflict-affected environments as part of humanitarian response and recovery with lessons learned from Haiti and eastern DRC. Speakers will discuss the challenges they have encountered — including with infrastructure and technology, as well as balancing speed with sustainability — and the adjustments they have made engaging the private sector. Learn more and register here: https://www.marketlinks.org/events/engaging-private-sector-fragile-and-conflict-affected-environments-lessons-haiti-and-eastern

Want to learn ways development practitioners are engaging the private sector in fragile and conflict-affected environmen...
10/21/2021
Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments: Lessons from Haiti and Eastern Congo | Marketlinks

Want to learn ways development practitioners are engaging the private sector in fragile and conflict-affected environments as part of #humanitarian response and recovery? Join Marketlinks next Wednesday, October 27 at 9:00am EDT to gain insights into how some practitioners are balancing the challenges and needs of private sector actors operating in these environments with the humanitarian mandate to support sustainable market-level outcomes. Register and learn more:

Breadcrumb Home Events Marketlinks Event Engaging the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments: Lessons from Haiti and Eastern Congo Wed, Oct 27 2021, 9:00 - 10:00am (9:00 - 10:00am) Location: Online Event Type: Online Register Here Image Balancing the challenges and needs of pri...

From the Market Corner: Marketlinks sits down with Maha Hayek of The SEEP Network to discuss the opportunities and chall...
10/19/2021

From the Market Corner: Marketlinks sits down with Maha Hayek of The SEEP Network to discuss the opportunities and challenges that market systems development (MSD) practitioners face working side-by-side with humanitarian actors in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), how she adapts MSD approaches to engage with the private sector in extraordinarily challenging contexts like the Gaza strip, and what tips she has for managing the unpredictability inherent in FCAS. https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/market-corner-fresh-perspectives-development-leaders

From the Market Corner: Marketlinks sits down with Maha Hayek of The SEEP Network to discuss the opportunities and challenges that market systems development (MSD) practitioners face working side-by-side with humanitarian actors in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), how she adapts MSD approaches to engage with the private sector in extraordinarily challenging contexts like the Gaza strip, and what tips she has for managing the unpredictability inherent in FCAS. https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/market-corner-fresh-perspectives-development-leaders

Introducing The Market Corner: Marketlinks’ new bi-monthly blog series provides market systems perspectives from the nex...
10/14/2021

Introducing The Market Corner: Marketlinks’ new bi-monthly blog series provides market systems perspectives from the next generation of development leaders. In the series’ inaugural post, Marketlinks explores market systems development in fragile contexts with Maha Hayek of the SEEP Network. Read on! https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/market-corner-fresh-perspectives-development-leaders

Introducing The Market Corner: Marketlinks’ new bi-monthly blog series provides market systems perspectives from the next generation of development leaders. In the series’ inaugural post, Marketlinks explores market systems development in fragile contexts with Maha Hayek of the SEEP Network. Read on! https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/market-corner-fresh-perspectives-development-leaders

Given the primacy of seed for agricultural sector resilience and growth, development actors are eager to address seed ne...
10/12/2021
Seed Systems in Fragile Contexts | Marketlinks

Given the primacy of seed for agricultural sector resilience and growth, development actors are eager to address seed needs in conflict-affected areas. Yet, too little is known about how to tailor those investments in a way consistent with long-term seed market development.

This post discusses the key tenets for fostering an enabling environment for seed systems in fragile country contexts, and how to best engage governments, donors, and private sector actors in the process.

Breadcrumb Home Blog Seed Systems in Fragile Contexts February 1, 2020 Image Photo by Fintrac Inc. The Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project (EEFS) recently completed a six-province study of the enabling environment for seed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

The private sector is significantly involved in humanitarian assistance. Companies provide goods and services, generate ...
10/08/2021
This October, Marketlinks Explores Private Sector Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings | Marketlinks

The private sector is significantly involved in humanitarian assistance. Companies provide goods and services, generate employment, possess unique expertise and networks, and collectively contribute funding on par with USAID.

During the month of October, Marketlinks takes a look at partnering with the private sector from the donor, researcher, or implementing partner perspective in fragile, conflict-affected settings and market systems for better development outcomes.

Breadcrumb Home Blog This October, Marketlinks Explores Private Sector Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings October 1, 2021 Image This post is authored by Laura Meissner of USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and the University of Arizona and Emmanuel Nouga-Ngog of USAID...

This October, Marketlinks shines a light on private sector involvement in fragile and conflict-affected settings, and ho...
10/05/2021
This October, Marketlinks Explores Private Sector Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings | Marketlinks

This October, Marketlinks shines a light on private sector involvement in fragile and conflict-affected settings, and how partnering with the private sector can deepen USAID’s work towards adopting context-sensitive, market-based approaches, scaling them for impact, and fostering innovation. https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/october-marketlinks-explores-private-sector-engagement-fragile-and-conflict-affected-settings

Breadcrumb Home Blog This October, Marketlinks Explores Private Sector Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings October 1, 2021 Image This post is authored by Laura Meissner of USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and the University of Arizona and Emmanuel Nouga-Ngog of USAID...

Hear from the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Program on how youth promoters worked with Bell Industries on a ...
09/30/2021
Youth in Action: Connecting with Kenyan Farmers to Safeguard Their Crops | Marketlinks

Hear from the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Program on how youth promoters worked with Bell Industries on a creative new sales approach that overcame the immediate challenges of COVID-19 and helped the company secure its foothold in the post-harvest storage market.

Breadcrumb Home Blog Youth in Action: Connecting with Kenyan Farmers to Safeguard Their Crops September 9, 2021 Image This post is part of Marketlinks' and Agrilinks' joint Youth Employment Month. It originally appeared on Agrilinks. Peter Kilunda, equipped with a supply of face masks and hand sanit...

Webinar about to begin! Join us as we team up with Agrilinks to discuss how to balance market approaches to better youth...
09/28/2021
Balancing Market Approaches to Better Youth Employment Outcomes

Webinar about to begin! Join us as we team up with Agrilinks to discuss how to balance market approaches to better youth employment outcomes:

, The largest generation in history is entering the workforce, seeking opportunities to improve their lives and livelihoods through gainful employment. How many jobs are available and what type of jobs they are (e.g., formal versus informal) in large part defines if or how much young people are able...

Webinar starting in one hour! We’re teaming up with Agrilinks to explore how practitioners can successfully implement ac...
09/28/2021
Balancing Market Approaches to Better Youth Employment Outcomes | Marketlinks

Webinar starting in one hour! We’re teaming up with Agrilinks to explore how practitioners can successfully implement activities that balance supply- and demand-side aspects to strengthen youth employment outcomes. See more information below, or check back for a livestream here on our page! https://www.marketlinks.org/events/balancing-market-approaches-better-youth-employment-outcomes

Breadcrumb Home Events Marketlinks Event Balancing Market Approaches to Better Youth Employment Outcomes Tue, Sep 28 2021, 9:30 - 11:00am (9:30 - 11:00am) Event Type: Online Register Here Image Photo: Fintrac Inc. This webinar is cohosted by Marketlinks and Agrilinks as part of Youth Employment Mont...

The largest generation in history is entering the workforce, seeking opportunities to improve their lives and livelihood...
09/27/2021
Balancing Market Approaches to Better Youth Employment Outcomes | Marketlinks

The largest generation in history is entering the workforce, seeking opportunities to improve their lives and livelihoods through gainful employment. How many jobs are available and what type will largely determine if or to what degree young people can avoid poverty, achieve food security, and contribute positively to their communities, among other outcomes.

Join Marketlinks and Agrilinks tomorrow, Sept. 28 at 9:30am EDT for a webinar exploring supply- and demand-side market approaches for better youth employment outcomes. Attendees will learn how to assess when each approach is useful, the drawbacks of focusing on only one of the two approaches, and how to successfully implement activities that address both aspects simultaneously. Learn more and register here: https://www.marketlinks.org/events/balancing-market-approaches-better-youth-employment-outcomes

Breadcrumb Home Events Marketlinks Event Balancing Market Approaches to Better Youth Employment Outcomes Tue, Sep 28 2021, 9:30 - 11:00am (9:30 - 11:00am) Event Type: Online Register Here Image Photo: Fintrac Inc. This webinar is cohosted by Marketlinks and Agrilinks as part of Youth Employment Mont...

As outlined in the USAID Employment Framework, finding solutions to youth employment requires a concerted diagnosis of s...
09/22/2021
Burkinabé Youth Reenvision the Concept of “Career” | Marketlinks

As outlined in the USAID Employment Framework, finding solutions to youth employment requires a concerted diagnosis of specific economic growth and job prospects in the places where young people are, followed by strategic decisions about what changes are needed to improve employment and design of evidence-guided interventions.

A new post in our Youth Employment Month series with Agrilinks describes how youth in Burkina Faso are on this path, reenvisioning the concept of “career” in agriculture as a lifelong project that accounts for local context, aspirations, and resources.

https://www.marketlinks.org/blogs/burkinabe-youth-reenvision-concept-career

Breadcrumb Home Blog Burkinabé Youth Reenvision the Concept of “Career” September 9, 2021 Image This post was authored by Becky Neely and is part of Marketlinks' and Agrilinks' joint Youth Employment Month. It originally appeared on Agrilinks. Have you ever thought about your career as a lifelo...

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