AidEx will be taking place in Brussels this year on 17-18th November. In the lead up to the event, we will be running a series of webinar sessions. The next session to take place will be on 25th May 2021 at 2pm (UK time).

The topic for this webinar will be: 'The role of social enterprises in development and gender-advancement – experiences from Colombia and Uganda'.

Social enterprises could form the backbone of the transition from donation-dependent societies to self-supporting societies; a transition all the more urgently necessary in the context of declining aid and donations, in the current Covid-19 reality.

This webinar will compare and contrast the similarities of needs and solutions in vastly different societies, Colombia and Uganda; and highlight the impacts achievable by enabling people, particularly women, through sustainable social enterprises.

You can register to attend this session using the button below.

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Speakers:

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MODERATOR
Georgina Angus
AidEx and Development2030

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Ann Underbrink Hill
President
African Children Today
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Immaculate Kiiza Wanendeya

Immaculate Kiiza Wanendeya
Country Director Uganda
Hope for Children
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Catalina Escobar
President
The Juanfe Foundation
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 The first webinar took place on 27th April. The topic for this webinar was: Aspects of host country impacts from accepting refugees - a Colombian Experience.

Colombia, newly amongst the World's 20 most vulnerable countries (per International Rescue Committee 2021 assessment), after many years of readily absorbing millions of refugees and displaced people from Venezuela, has received scant international recognition or financial support - to the significant disadvantage of its own people, already long-suffering. This webinar will consider the impacts of the continuing crisis upon the lives of the most impacted.

You can wacth the recording of the webinar using the button below. 

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Speakers:

 Georgina

MODERATOR
Georgina Angus
AidEx and Development2030

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Meghan López
Regional Vice President for Latin America
International Rescue Committee
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Catalina Escobar
President
The Juanfe Foundation
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Jozef Merkx
Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Colombia
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Ana Eugenia Durán-Salvatierra
Chief of Mission
IOM Colombia
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AidEx speaker roundals

Doctor Francisco Moreno Carrillo
Secretary General
Colombian Red Cross
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H.E. Marta-Lucia Ramirez, The Vice President of the Republic of Colombia delivered a video message discussing the government policies in place, what these policies enable and how widely it is being taken up. You can watch the video below.