Skoll goes virtual.
The Skoll World Forum
has moved online
after canceling the in-person event due to COVID-19. There will be dozens of virtual events exploring this year’s theme of “Collective Strength.” In one of the side events Wednesday, we are
co-hosting an event
with VillageReach, featuring government officials from Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Uganda to look at how government partnerships in low-resource settings can achieve sustained impact at scale. March 30-April 3.
Good gender data. The Africa Gender Data Network, a partnership of Data2X and the African Centre for Statistics, will
host its first webinar
on good practices for survey design and collection of gender data. Elisa Benes, senior statistician at the International Labour Organization, and Heather Moylan, survey specialist at the World Bank, will offer their take on the best practices to analyze and produce gender data.
The International Institute for Environment and Development
is holding an
on social protection schemes and how households respond to climate risks. Three IIED researchers and Susannah Fisher, head of the U.K. climate initiative Climate-KIC, will be among the speakers discussing what is needed to move beyond a standard approach and develop social protection that recognizes the different needs of women and men, along with other big questions.
COVID-19’s impact on Latin America.
The Inter-American Dialogue will take a look at the
economic impact of the pandemic in Latin America
, as family remittances to the region are expected to drop. Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala will likely be the most affected by the remittance growth decline in 2020. Reporter
will tune in.
The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit
that its meeting, postponed because of COVID-19, will now take place
in Marrakech, Morocco.
And up next in Pro:
Germany is planning some big changes to how it funds aid work — and which recipients benefit most. Devex Correspondent
will look at what is to come with these changes, including a reduction in the number of countries that Germany supports.