COVID-19 and Implications for Women's Groups - Evidence Emerging from India and Sub-Saharan Africa
Host: Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups (ECWG)
7 pm IST/830 am ET/530 am PST/430 PM EAT/230 PM WAST
The COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout has disrupted the functioning of women’s groups, like Self-Help Groups and Savings Groups, across the world, forcing them to adopt innovative strategies to continue their operations. A clearer picture on the continued survival of groups, their modes of adaptation and the support they need is still emerging. To discuss these themes, the Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups (ECWG) is hosting a curated learning session to bring together implementers, researchers, multilateral institutions, and others. Through small group discussions, participants will have an opportunity to listen to, connect and share insights and reflections with each other and discuss strategies and methods to use this evidence in their programming as well as policy solutions and a future research agenda.
Presenters and panelists will include:
Soumya Kapoor (IWWAGE)
Ashutosh Raina (World Bank)
Grace Majara (CARE)
Anjani Kumar Singh (BMGF)
Sapna Desai (Population Council India), and
Thomas de Hoop (American Institutes for Research)
The Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups (ECWG) aims to generate and synthesize rigorous evidence to guide development partners, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in implementing and strengthening programming and policies on women’s groups. The ECWG is co-led by the American Institutes for Research and the Population Council, alongside the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research Group at the University of Washington, Stanford University, the Campbell Collaboration, and the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University, Uganda. The consortium is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.