CARE event on Resilient Markets, 8 December: Join us to discuss how to strengthen women’s economic empowerment in fragile settings

By Team: Conflict 24th Nov 2016
Women in Jordan supported by CARE through Village Savings and Loan Associations and vocational and business skills training Women in Jordan supported by CARE through Village Savings and Loan Associations and vocational and business skills training

Functioning market systems and a responsible and responsive private sector are critical to livelihoods, autonomy and well-being. However they are both heavily impacted by crisis, including war.

In order to support women and vulnerable groups to manage and benefit from market systems during periods of crises, donors and NGOs need to draw on multiple aid and development disciplines including partnership with the private sector. Leveraging the shifting gender norms during crisis, the goal must be to strengthen the resilience of women, of their markets and value chains, and change the wider enabling environment to support inclusive economic recovery and peace.

Join us for the launch of our report Resilient Markets: Strengthening women’s economic empowerment and market systems in fragile settings and a panel discussion on how different approaches by different actors working in fragile settings can effectively support women and market systems to survive through crises. The panel will include academic, donor, private sector and operational NGO perspectives, and attendees will be invited to share their own work and find areas for collaboration.

When: Thursday 8 December, 12-2pm

Where: CARE International UK, 89 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP
(in ‘South America’ meeting room, 3rd Floor)

Lunch and refreshments provided.

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Paul-André Wilton

Paul-André is Conflict Policy Advisor for CARE International UK based in London. Focused on DRC, Somalia and South Sudan, he also works on the thematic area of protecting and empowering women in conflict. Previously at CARE, Paul-André led the conflict community of practice, connecting staff working in conflict areas around the world to share their approaches and experiences, and as a technical trainer in conflict analysis, Theories of Change in peacebuilding DM&E and Do No Harm.

With a background initially in education, Paul-André has worked in conflict, peacebuilding and development since 2006 in the UK and USA with a focus on Africa. Paul-André holds an Msc in Global Politics from Birkbeck and has experience living and working in Guinea, and the Great Lakes of Africa.