SEEP, in association with Nathan Associates and FSD Africa, is pleased to announce a series of national workshops on Savings Groups and Women’s Empowerment in 2019, to be held in Ethiopia, Tanzania and the USA.
These workshops will introduce participants to the evidence on Savings Groups and women’s empowerment, good practices to sustain and enhance outcomes, and resources for monitoring and results measurement.
Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam Hotel Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Overview of Savings Groups and women’s empowerment What do we know about the impact of Savings Groups on women’s empowerment?
Beyond economic empowerment An introduction to the seven domains of empowerment: economic independence, participation in household and community decision-making, confidence and self-worth, voice and leadership, time use, mobility, and health and well-being
Are all Savings Group programs equally empowering? An overview of three different program designs and their impact on empowerment outcomes
How does empowerment happen? Mapping empowerment pathways through theories of change
How do we know empowerment has happened? Tools, resources and approaches for monitoring and results measurement
How do we measure empowerment? Components of an effective results measurement system
Katherine Rickard, Nathan Associates
Katherine Rickard is a senior consultant in financial sector development with Nathan Associates London, specializing in gender-sensitive financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment. Currently, Katherine manages DFID’s largest financial sector development program in Bangladesh, BFP-B, working to enable MSEs to access financial services. This includes the development of the first National Financial Inclusion strategy for Bangladesh.
In collaboration with the SEEP Network, Katherine led a one-year research initiative to understand the relationship between Savings Groups and women’s empowerment, culminating in the development of a learning brief (Women’s Empowerment and Savings Groups: What Do We Know?) and a forthcoming monitoring and results measurement toolkit. Prior to this, Katherine was a technical advisor at CARE International UK supporting multiple projects including Banking on Change, a long-term NGO/private sector partnership extending informal and formal financial services to unbanked populations in 11 countries.
Ashley Wheaton, SEEP Network
As co-facilitator of the SEEP Network’s Savings-Led Working Group, Ashley leads the planning and implementation of the working group’s activities in two key thematic areas: consumer protection and gender.Ashley has over ten years of experience developing and managing a broad range of international development programs including Savings Groups, alternative urban sanitation,andmicrofranchising.
This meeting series is hosted by the SEEP Network in partnership with Nathan Associates and FSD Africa.